Dr. Jeremy Stayton becomes Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new general surgeon. (Provided photo)

CARROLLTON — Carroll County Memorial Hospital is adding another doctor to its staff. Dr. Jeremy Stayton joins the hospital as its general surgeon in procedures from appendix removal to mastectomies. Hospital CEO Jeff Tindle says the hospital has seen a constant increase in patients needing and wanting local surgery care.

“I am mostly excited to build up the general surgery scope and impact CCMH has on Carrollton and the surrounding areas,” Dr. Stayton says. “I want to build a lasting service presence that the community can rely on and be proud of.”

Dr. Stayton, board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Missouri licensed physician and surgeon, recently worked at Dickson County Hospital in Iron County, Mich. He received his medical degree from Saint Matthew’s University in Grand Cayman, Caymen Islands. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois Chicago-Mt. Sinai Program.

“I worked in a collaborative environment in a 319-bed, Level 1 Trauma Center serving a diverse urban patient population,” he says. “I am Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center trained via one of the most demanding general surgery programs in Chicago.”

The doctor says he and his wife grew up in the area and wanted to return to be closer to family.

“We are finally putting down roots after years away,” he says.