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Speakers Bureau of LMHS

The Speakers Bureau of Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) can offer a variety of experts covering healthcare topics. It includes physicians, nurses, therapists, administrators and financial managers who are willing to develop informative and thought-provoking programs.

To Schedule A Speaker: To schedule a speaker, call the LMHS Public Relations Department at (220) 564-1572.

| Posted On : 1/26/2021 12:45:43 PM |
Using Fentanyl Test Strips as a Harm Reduction Practice

The opioid epidemic is an ongoing public health crisis in the United States, and overdoses involving drugs that contain fentanyl are increasing at an alarming rate.  Rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) are an emerging harm reduction method that may help inform people who use drugs about their risk of fentanyl exposure prior to consumption.

| Posted On : 8/28/2020 9:56:18 AM |
Retiree Spotlight - Dorothy Futrell

Dorothy Futrell worked for Licking Memorial Health Systems for 33 years, beginning her career on her 30th birthday in 1960 as a nurse’s aide.  “Working at LMH was the best thing I have ever done,” Dottie said.  Her fondest memories are of enjoying camaraderie with her coworkers.  “We always found something to laugh and smile about,” she said.  Now 90-years-old, Dorothy is still recognized and appreciated for her sense of humor and giving spirit.

| Posted On : 7/2/2020 12:43:30 PM |
LMHS & the Licking County Aging Program Partner to Offer Seniors Health Improving Services

Are you looking for senior citizen resources in Licking County? Consider contacting the Licking County Aging Program (LCAP) for more information on the services available to Licking County seniors. LMHS regularly partners with LCAP to provide health related events and information to local seniors.

| Posted On : 2/2/2015 12:51:31 PM |
Local Youth Donate Books to LMH Pediatric Patients

During this time of year, LMHS receives many generous and heartfelt gifts from community members. We would like to send a special thank you to a group of Licking County high school students for their donation of children’s books. Thank you to all of Licking County for your support in our mission to improve the health of the community!

| Posted On : 12/23/2014 9:52:34 AM |
LMH Receives Quilt and Pillow Donation from Ohio Star Quilt Guild

During this time of year, LMHS receives many generous and heartfelt gifts from community members. We would like to send a special thank you to The Ohio Star Quilt Guild for their donation of handmade quilts and pillows. Thank you to all of Licking County for your support in our mission to improve the health of the community!

| Posted On : 12/23/2014 8:55:12 AM |
Volunteer Spotlight – Diana Hufford

Our LMH Volunteer Spotlight for January/February 2015 features Diana Hufford. Volunteering is important to Diana because it allows her to give back to the community. “When you put your own time in, you appreciate it more,” she said. “Plus, you get to meet so many new people!” When Diana is not volunteering around the Hospital, she most likely is reading or spending time with her four grandchildren. Thank you for your time, Diana!

| Posted On : 12/22/2014 4:12:53 PM |
Local Youth Grows His Own Garden

We want to extend a special congratulation to Active•Fit participant Dagan Ricketts! Dagan spent his summer growing a successful garden in a plot at the 6th Street and Growing Community Gardens. His garden has flourished, and he’s tried new, home-grown fruits and veggies. Way to go Dagan!

| Posted On : 9/19/2014 8:04:35 AM |
Backpacks and Back Pain

Send students back to school with safe backpacks! To view the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines, read the story below!

| Posted On : 8/25/2014 8:34:37 AM |
Local parks: Get Out and Get Moving!

Take advantage of the outdoors while the warm weather lasts! We’ve created a list of local parks for you to visit:

| Posted On : 8/20/2014 10:13:39 AM |
Father’s Day

LMHS President & CEO Rob Montagnese would like to wish all dads a happy Father’s Day, on Sunday, June 15!  Leading up to Father’s Day we will honor an LMHS employee/father each day on our Facebook page.  Thank you for your excellent service at LMHS, and happy Father’s Day! 

| Posted On : 6/7/2014 11:55:16 PM |
Active•Fit Period 2 Drawing

Congratulations to the winners of the Active•Fit Youth Wellness Program Period 2 Drawing! This morning, during a live internet broadcast, LMHS President & CEO Rob Montagnese and Newark Advocate Executive Editor Mike Shearer drew names of Active•Fit participants who had completed their goals during the past 4-month period. Winners received incentive prizes including sport gift cards, bicycles, iPod Nanos with Fitness Software, Nike shoes, and Xbox 360s with fitness software. Active•Fit Period 3 is now in session. To watch the broadcast or register for the free program, visit

| Posted On : 5/9/2014 3:55:50 PM |
Myths and Facts about Organ Donation

Don’t be fooled by the myths about organ donation!  In honor of Blue & Green Day on April 11th, a nationally recognized day to promote organ donation, Licking Memorial Hospital Physician Ann Govier, M.D., has compiled a list of common myths and facts related to organ donation.

| Posted On : 4/1/2014 8:52:49 AM |
Licking Memorial Health Systems Encourages You to Share the Gift of Life

Each day, 18 people die waiting for needed organ transplants, according to Donate Life Ohio, a coalition of the State’s organ, eye and tissue recovery agencies.  In 2013 Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) joined the Ohio Hospital Association Donate Life Partnership to help save lives by educating the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors.  LMH encourages Licking County community members to join in supporting this cause through registration in the Ohio Donor Registry.

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:20:55 AM |