Scott Memorial Hospital is once again delighted to be hosting the popular Women’s Health Night. The event will take place on Monday, October 24, from 6-830 pm at the hospital. One of the main focuses of the event this year will be to offer tools to help strengthen the women in our community! As we all know, a woman is usually considered the heart of the family. Families make up communities! The whole mission of the hospital is to make the community healthier. Staff members are excited to discuss this topic with community members because they know if they can educate and help the women that it will affect the whole family. Our community is facing several challenges at this time and it is important that we stay strong to overcome these adversities. There are some many factors that affect a woman’s life that sometimes we aren’t even aware that we are being weighed down. Community member and former SMH employee, Shannon Carroll will be enlightening us with how to change our lives for the better.
Shannon Carroll is a registered nurse with her Bachelor’s Degree. She is a wife and mother and church member. She has served Scott Memorial Hospital as the Education Coordinator and most recently as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Shannon also served as the Health Community Initiative Coordinator for Floyd Memorial Health Services. Shannon currently is focusing on raising her family and thriving not just surviving in this crazy, busy world. Shannon resides in Scott County with her husband David Carroll, Pastor of Vienna Baptist Church and three sons, Caleb, Reid and Evan. She is eager to share her vast knowledge with members of the community.
Ms. Carroll is a Jamey Aebersold Red Ribbon Spirit of Hope Award Winner, Healthy Communities Institute Achievement Award Winner and a nominee for the Medistar Healthcare Advocacy Award. She has also received recognition in the following publications “Planting a Healthier Community”, News and Tribune Newspaper; “When a Simple Screening is a Life Saver”, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services “Healthscope” Magazine; “Your Health: A Community Endeavor”, Southern Living Magazine; and “Time to Quit”, M.D. Update Magazine. Shannon’s speaking engagements include, “Prostate Cancer: Shifting Resources to Focus on True Needs”, National video through Healthy Communities Institute; “Oncology Strategy and Community Benefit”, National VHA Webinar for Strategy, Oncology and Community Benefit Professionals; “Extreme Couponing”, “Healthy Eating on A Budget”, “Self-Esteem”, “Business Etiquette”; “Gluten Free on a Budget”; and “Mother’s Day Sermon”, presented at Vienna Baptist Church.
The staff of Scott Memorial is looking forward to reaching women in our community. Representatives from Norton Healthcare are also scheduled to attend. The staff at Scott Memorial is planning a wonderful and educational night out for the ladies in our community. Information will be available on several health topics and diseases along with local resources for women. Information on free mammograms through the grant will be available. Various health screenings will also be provided. More information will be available as the event gets closer. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Scott Memorial Hospital’s annual Women’s Health Night on Monday, October 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.