Wright Memorial Hospital

With continued spread of COVID-19, Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, revise visitor guidelines

With the continued spread of COVID-19, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to further protect patients and care team members. The new visitor guidelines fall in line with the Saint Luke’s Kansas City area hospitals as ‘Level 4 Restricted.’ Level 4 Restricted visitor guidelines restrict visitors to one visitor […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital operating at full capacity

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton is back operating at full capacity within the hospital outpatient services, including imaging, rehabilitation, surgery, and the physician clinics. The inpatient unit and emergency department remain operating fully as well. Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says the hospital is “grateful…to ramp…up” services at Wright Memorial and clinics […]

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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center releases statement on COVID-19

Livingston County Health Center has received inquiries regarding the significant rise in cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported across the United States. The worry is understandable and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation, to get the facts from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri Hospital Association: There are laws we need changed in the short term to deal with Coronavirus

As of this posting, two Missourians have tested positive for the coronavirus out of 73 tested. Others are being triaged through clinics, healthcare providers, telemedicine, and hospitals. The burden on hospitals at this time is checking, testing and treating symptomatic patients who come into the emergency rooms– whether they have COVID-19 or not. That could […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital at Carrollton

Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department gains stroke and STEMI certification

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces that its Emergency Department is both STEMI and Stroke certified. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Time Critical Diagnosis Unit recently certified CCMH as Level IV STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Center. CCMH has held a Level IV Stroke designation for over two years and continues to strive […]

Ashley Ewing

Wright Memorial Hospital launches Oncology Nurse Navigator program

Wright Memorial Hospital recently launched a new program that will provide an oncology nurse navigator dedicated to easing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial hardships of living with and beyond cancer. The program is being funded in part by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. The program will center around an on-staff oncology nurse navigator whose […]

Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

Dr. Wyatt Pickering

Dr. Wyatt Pickering named medical director for emergency department at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital began working with a new group of emergency medicine providers, Emergency Medical Services,  in its emergency department. EMS is part of ENVISION Physician Services, a high quality, nationwide team of providers, which Saint Luke’s Health System uses to staff emergency departments at some of its other facilities. “Through EMS’ positive partnership with […]