Mission: Acute-care hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient services services to the kemper county area and surrounding communities.
Programs: John c. Stennis memorial hospital is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in dekalb, ms. Dekalb, ms is located in kemper county, ms. Dekalb has a population of 972 and kemper county has a population of 10,456. John c. Stennis memorial hospital's scope of care includes a range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. A variety of other services are available on an inpatient and outpatient basis through the hospital's imaging, laboratory and rehabilitative services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. A 24-hour emergency department is staffed with qualified emergency room hospitalists and family nurse practitioners and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Skilled nursing and rehabilitative care are available at john c. Stennis memorial hospital through the swing bed program. Those recovering from surgery, a stroke, a fracture or an extended medical illness and hospitalization can receive rehabilitative care at john c. Stennis memorial hospital, whether or not they were hospitalized in another location. John c. Stennis memorial hospital is affiliated with rush health systems of meridian, ms. Additionally, the intensive outpatient program designed to provide care for senior adults suffering from chronic anxiety, depression and grief. As presented in the attached schedule h, john c. Stennis memorial hospital provided financial assistance and certain other community benefits during 2016 at a cost of $1,208,034. Although equitable payment for services is essential to the organization's financial viability, john c. Stennis memorial hospital recognizes that not all individuals possess the resources required to reimburse the hospital for all services provided. Keeping its commitment to the community, john c. Stennis memorial hospital provides free care and subsidized care within existing resources where the need for such care exists. Along with being the one of the county's largest employers and a major economic stimulus by virtue of its payroll, john c. Stennis memorial hospital also provides many benefits to the broader community in the areas of civic involvement and giving including actively supporting the american cancer society, supporting the community with it's annual kemper day program conducting and attending community health fairs and providing free medical screening tests and dissemination of health information at civic club meetings and other community functions.