Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

Journey to College

“Apply Missouri” helps students find ‘best fit’ for college

More than 100 Missouri high schools are participating in the Apply Missouri program this fall to help students submit college applications and prepare for education beyond high school. High school staff, assisted by volunteers with college advising and admissions experience, work with seniors during the school day to research colleges and programs of study, complete […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees reviews student enrollment

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the formation of a lay committee Tuesday evening. Board President Don Dalrymple was interested in creating a lay committee to review and possibly change existing policies for recognition of donors and naming opportunities. He appointed Trustee and NCMC Foundation Board of Directors member Chris Hoffman to […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Busy week in store for Trenton R-9 students during Homecoming week activities

The Trenton R-9 School District announces the celebration of their 75th Homecoming. The week of activities commemorating Homecoming will be held September 23rd through September 27th. The Homecoming Theme is Decades. Trenton students can demonstrate school spirit from elementary school through high school. The THS Student Council feels that school spirit should begin as early […]

Steam and Gas Association’s Old-Time Harvest Days tractor

Old-Time Harvest Days set to run September 27 – 29 at Livingston County Fairgrounds

The Livingston County Steam and Gas Association will sponsor the 33rd Annual Old-Time Harvest Days at the Livingston County Fairgrounds later this month. The event September 27th through 29th will include a garden tractor and tractor display as well as family-oriented exhibits and demonstrations. The featured tractor will be the John Deere M Series. Friday, […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days in Princeton set to kickoff on Saturday

Twelve contestants will participate in the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant in Princeton on Saturday. The event will be held at the Princeton United Methodist Church at 7 o’clock that night. Contestants are Livi Binkley, Kyla Coffman, Raynah Collins, Jillian Finney, Jaysa Goodin, Becca Kile, Hannah King, Jarica Nelson, Alyssa Olson, Jaden Purdun, Cailynn Stokley, and […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Individual Vaping

Audio: Missouri issues health advisory associated with vaping

The Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-August 20. The CDC is […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees set tax levy at Tuesday meeting

Five National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards were presented at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. The NISOD Awards went to Cory Cooksey with Business Technology for Teaching, Health Sciences Program Coordinator Kristi Cutsinger for Academic Support, Admissions Director Kristie Cross for Student Affairs, Senior Database Administrator […]