Leland Medical Clinic

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Neighbors Organizing to Help Each Other

As a city leader, Lisa Bush knows that informed neighbors help her better understand the issues that are important to residents. Bush, an alderwoman in Leland, and also the city’s Vice Mayor, is working with Delta Health Alliance to build an active neighborhood association in her ward.  “Building a stronger, more organized conduit for information results Read More…

Getting Healthy in the Mississippi Delta

Rosalie Womack isn’t big on chairs. At 79, she finds herself in motion, lifting weights and participating in aerobic exercises. And with a little more encouragement, she might just start doing some yoga. “You can’t just sit all day long,” said Rosalie, a retired IT manager and comptroller for a company in Greenville. “I look Read More…

Leland Medical Clinic announces exciting new improvements

A number of officials and health care providers helped break ground today on a $1.2 million renovation that Delta Health Alliance announced for its Leland Medical Clinic. The work is being funded with a grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office. The renovation will expand the clinic, upgrade equipment and improve patient Read More…

Leland Medical Clinic Opening

With healthcare resources meager at best, Dianne Burchfield worried for a time whether residents in her community would have access to even the most basic services. “I’ve been here all my life, going to doctors in Leland, and I hoped I’d be able to keep doing that,” said Burchfield. “So when the Delta Health Alliance Read More…

Leland Clinic Opening

LELAND, Miss. – With healthcare resources meager at best, Dianne Burchfield worried for a time whether residents in her community would have access to even the most basic services. “I’ve been here all my life, going to doctors in Leland, and I hoped I’d be able to keep doing that,” said Burchfield. “So when the Read More…

Leland Medical Clinic Adds X-Ray Equipment

x ray machineLELAND, Miss. – Imagine an elderly woman falling on her front steps and having to be driven to another city for x-rays to determine whether she broke her hip — and then having to wait another 24 hours to receive the results of those x-rays. Until now, that scenario has been reality in Read More…

Knocking Out Diabetes in the Delta

For Marvin Davis, the phone call he received last February probably saved his life. “I was just fortunate she called when she did. If I hadn’t had her, I could be dead,” said the 55-year-old Leland resident. Davis was referring to Camilla Potts, a pre-diabetes care coordinator with the Delta Medicaid Pre-Diabetes Program, which serves Read More…

Leland Medical Clinic Adds X-Ray Equipment

Imagine an elderly woman falling on her front steps and having to be driven to another city for x-rays to determine whether she broke her hip — and then having to wait another 24 hours to receive the results of those x-rays. Until now, that scenario has been reality in this Delta town. But beginning Read More…

Knocking Out Diabetes in the Delta

For Marvin Davis, the phone call he received last February probably saved his life. “I was just fortunate she called when she did. If I hadn’t had her, I could be dead,” said the 55-year-old Leland resident. Davis was referring to Camilla Potts, a pre-diabetes care coordinator with the Delta Medicaid Pre-Diabetes Program, which serves Read More…

A Community Health Fair

Good health is not so much a matter of motivation as it is adequate resources and community leadership, said Shelby Polk, associate professor of nursing and director of nurse practitioner programs at Delta State University (DSU). “And in that regard, Leland can become one of those communities known for building a healthy environment,” said Polk. Read More…