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USDA invests $1 billion to improve community infrastructure for people living in rural towns across the country

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh today announced that USDA is investing $1 billion to build and improve critical community facilities in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam (PDF, 449 KB). This infrastructure funding will increase access to health care, education, and public safety while spurring community development and building sound […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital expands visitor policy for inpatient care

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces, effective Wednesday, November 17, it will expand the Inpatient Care Visitor Policy to two visitors per patient with extended hours. “We know how important it is for patients to have access to their family and friends and we are glad to be able to expand the policy,” said Scott Thoreson, […]

Charges Filed

Bethany man facing charges of property damage and assault after incident at Harrison County Community Hospital

A Bethany man faces charges after an alleged incident at the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany on October 22, 2021. Thirty-two-year-old Jay Ronald Rasmussen has been charged with felony first degree property damage and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault involving special victims. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, and a bond hearing is scheduled for […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a significant expansion of access to high-speed internet, health care, and educational services for millions of rural Americans nationwide. Today’s announcement continues to move forward President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda by prioritizing economic growth in rural America and investing in the backbone of our country […]

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Missouri ICUs filling as Delta variant wave moves into northeast, southeast regions

(Missouri Independent) – New cases from the Delta variant wave that has killed more than 1,150 Missourians since June 1 have plateaued, but hospital ICUs continue to fill — and small, rural hospitals are among the hardest hit. There were 690 patients in ICU beds across the state on Tuesday, the most recent day reported by the state Department of Health […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital tightens visitor policy due to increase in local COVID-19 cases

Carroll County Memorial Hospital has experienced the highest number of COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic and locally, the cases continue to rise. Therefore, as of Saturday, August 28, CCMH will be scaling back on its visitor policies. “This change in policy is an unfortunate necessity,” said Dr. Andy Horine, Chief Medical Information […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

St. Luke’s Health System, including Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center, have adjusted level three visitor guidelines in emergency departments. One visitor will be allowed per patient in the emergency departments. Previously two visitors were allowed. Elsewhere, there’s a continuation of level three visitor guidelines, allowing two visitors per patient per day in the […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines to Level 3

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to allow Level 3 limited visitation, as of July 23. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously at a ‘Level 4’, which allowed patients only one visitor per day. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas and […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients and staff and keep everyone as healthy as possible. As the continued spread of COVID-19 has increased in the region, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to ‘Level 4 Restricted’ visitation, starting June 3. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to allow level 3 visitation as of May 17. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously at a ‘Level 4’, which allowed patients only one visitor per day. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas and the […]

Police Officer Assaulted

Felony assault charge filed against Trenton man

A felony charge has been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court accusing 22-year-old Paul James O’Neal of Trenton of biting the index finger of a policeman. The charge is assault in the third degree regarding a special victim with the arrest made on Saturday by Trenton Police. According to information submitted with the charge, Officer […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital modifies visitor policy for outpatient care and Jefferson Medical Group

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces effective Wednesday, April 14, one visitor will be allowed to accompany outpatient care and Jefferson Medical Group patients. “We know the restrictions that have been in place over the past year have been difficult on everyone,” said Cindy Gilman, CCMH Chief Nursing Officer. “Even though we are allowing visitors and […]

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Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities extend partnership with StationMD

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities launched a partnership with StationMD to ensure that all 15,000 Missouri residents with disabilities who are on a Medicaid Waiver have 24/7 access to a doctor anytime they need it. After nine months of successful utilization of StationMD’s specialized telehealth service across the state, the […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center adjust visitor guidelines to one visitor, per patient, per day

Saint Luke’s Health System, including Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital, has adjusted their Level-4 visitor guidelines in the Emergency Departments. These guidelines now allow one visitor per patient in our Emergency Departments. Level-4 guidelines previously restricted all visitation in the Emergency Departments. The facilities will continue operating at Level-4 visitation visitor guidelines, restricting […]

Trent Link CCMH Staff

Carroll County Memorial Hospital adds Trent Link to staff

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Trent Link, FNP-BC, to the staff. “We are so excited to add Trent to our team of family care providers with Jefferson Medical Group,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “He is a well-known provider in this area and his emergency department experience will be valuable […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients and staff and keep everyone as healthy as possible. As the continued spread of COVID-19 has slightly declined in the region, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to allow level 4 visitation, starting February 4. Hedrick and Wright Memorial were […]

Darrin Molin receives COVID-19 Vaccine at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital employee, Darrin Moulin, first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital reports the first administration of the COVID-19 vaccine was Monday to a healthcare worker. Darrin Moulin is a registered nurse in the emergency department and received the first COVID-19 vaccination at Wright Memorial in Trenton. Staff have been preparing for the day and employees were described by a spokesman as “eager to […]

University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]