Good News, McGehee!
Desha County Boasts Highest Percentage Vaccinated
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, Desha County leads the state in COVID-19 Vaccinations, Percent of Total Population Vaccinated – Resident at 20.6%. Through the determination and hours of injections, Nikki Hood, PharmD., SaveMart Pharmacy, Case Henderson, Delta Pharmacy and McGehee Hospital, along with our vaccinated community, made this happen as quickly as shots were available. Active COVID-19 quarantines are at the lowest levels in months for Desha County.
However, the effort continues! COVID-19 vaccinations are available NOW! You must sign up for your shot by calling SavMart Pharmacy at 870-222-6676.
The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation of Dallas, Texas, recently notified Terry Amstutz, McGehee Hospital President and CEO, that the hospital was awarded a $35,000 grant. The grant supports Dr. Jamie Evans’ management of the Rural Awareness Initiative (RAI). She will reach out to residents of the Southeast Arkansas-Delta area to increase their awareness of innovative healthcare services at McGehee, especially its Covid and Opioid programs.
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