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Healthy Hometown Committee Tips

Each month The City of Morton publishes a Healthy Hometown newsletter. To view the current and previous issues of our Healthy Hometown publication, proceed to the Healthy Hometown section of our website.

Providing quality health care to the people of our community is a top priority in Morton. Our residents have medical services available to them through our local hospital, home health and hospice, and nursing home. Dental services are also available.

Scott Regional Hospital opened in June 1993 providing health care to the people of Morton and the surrounding area. On September 1, 2007, Scott Regional Hospital became a division of Rush Health Systems in Meridian, MS, bringing financial stability, medical expertise, and the opportunity for growth and development of the hospital. Rush Health Systems, a valuable resource for Scott Regional Hospital, has given the hospital access to the most up-to-date technology, specialty physicians, expanded services, and improvements to the facility.

A critical access hospital, Scott Regional Hospital has 25 acute beds/swing beds. Offering a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, the hospital makes it convenient for people in Scott County and surrounding areas to receive quality health care without having to drive a long distance.

Putting the people they service first and staffing the facility with top quality professionals who are committed to caring for the community have made the hospital what it is today.

In October 2010, Rush Health Systems purchased Clark Clinic. In November 2012, the new Clark Medical Clinic, a division of Scott Regional Medical Center, opened its doors. The spacious new facility, located on the campus of Scott Regional Hospital, has seven health care providers. The clinic provides an array of health care services for the entire family including basic radiology services and an in-house laboratory.

Rush Health Systems reaches beyond Morton with two more clinics in Scott County. Primary Healthcare Clinic in Forest and Rush Family Practice in Lake are also a division of Scott Regional Medical Center. These two clinics offer a variety of health care services with a pediatrician and nurse practitioner in Forest and a nurse practitioner in Lake.

Hospital Services Include:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Care with a physician on site
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Swing Bed Program
  • Senior Care Program – Morton & Forest
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • MRI
  • Ultrasonography
  • CT Scanning
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Diagnostic Lab
  • Respiratory Services
  • Echocardiograms
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Rehab Services including Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Community Education
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery


Three Clinics To Serve You Including:

Clark Medical Clinic – 321 Hwy. 13 South, Morton;

Primary Healthcare Clinic – 1080 Hwy. 35 South, Forest;

Lake Family Practice – 24489 Hwy. 80, Lake

Scott Regional Hospital

317 Highway 13 South

Morton, MS 39117



Scott Regional Hospital

Swing Bed Program

317 Highway 13 South, Morton, MS 39117

601-732-6301, ext. 8555

Swing Bed is a skilled nursing care service between the acute care phase and being discharged home. This service is provided in a standard hospital room with hospital services 24 hours per day.


Scott Regional Hospital

Senior Care Program

(Intensive Outpatient Program)

Two Locations To Serve You

317 Highway 13 South, Morton, MS 39117 (Scott Regional Hospital Campus)    601-732-7012

1080 Highway 35 South, Forest, MS 39074 (Located in Primary Healthcare Clinic)    601-469-4990

Senior Care is an outpatient program that treats the mental health care needs of senior adult patients.


Scott Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Services

Physical and Occupational Therapy (Outpatient & Inpatient)

317 Highway 13 South

Morton, MS 39117



Health Care Providers:


Clark Medical Clinic

A Division of Scott Regional Medical Center

321 Highway 13 South

Morton, MS 39117

601-732-8612 or 601-732-7144

Providers Include:

Howard Clark, M.D., Family Medicine

Nahid Islam, M.D., Family Medicine

LePercival Griffin, M.D., Family Medicine

Ruby Lucroy, F.N.P., Family Medicine

Ashley Shivers, F.N.P., Family Medicine

Maggie Dawson, F.N.P., Family Medicine

Cathy Williamson, C.N.M., Midwife

Primary Healthcare Clinic

A Division of Scott Regional Medical Center

1080 Highway 35 South

Forest, MS 39074


Krystin Nutt, F.N.P., Family Medicine


Rush Family Practice

A Division of Scott Regional Medical Center

24489 Highway 80

Lake, Mississippi 39092


Tina Mabry, F.N.P., Family Medicine


Main Street Medical Clinic of Morton

A Division of Lackey Memorial Hospital

Renee Walker, CFNP

Daniel Walker, FNP-C

347 South Fourth Street

Morton, MS 39117



Mississippi Care Center of Morton

96 Old Highway 80 East

Morton, MS 39117

Phone 601-732-6361


Mississippi Care Center of Morton, built in 1971, compliments the outstanding medical care available in Morton. The facility provides short-term, skilled services administered by high-quality, experienced nurses and full-time rehabilitation staff specializing in physical, occupational, and speech therapy along with long-term convalescent care.


At Mississippi Care Center, friendly and personalized treatment under the discretion of the resident’s personal physician is given in manner intended to not only meet the resident’s needs for medical care, but to also motivate them to enjoy a full spiritual, social, and recreational life.


Gentiva Home Health & Hospice

5325 Highway 80

Morton, MS 39117



Gentiva Home Health & Hospice provides clinical expertise and compassion to every patient. The nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to carrying out the company mission that is to improve quality of life for those they serve through the delivery of clinical excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care, while being recognized as the leader in home health and hospice services.

Gentiva’s full range of clinical services includes:

  • Skilled nursing
  • Physical, occupational and speech-language therapy
  • Cardiac and pulmonary care
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Wound care
  • Disease and pain management
  • Medication management and education
  • Patient education to promote self-management
  • Treatment for balance problems that can lead to fall risks
  • Hospice services


Ross Dental Clinic PC

General Dentistry

Jamie E. Ross DMD

Mary Catherine Stone DMD

233 Woodland Street

Morton, MS 39117


New Patients & Emergencies Welcome

City Hall
97 West First Avenue

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 555
Morton, MS 39117-0555

tel: (601) 732 - 6252
fax: (601) 732 - 7188