St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press goes to 4-day distribution of physical copies, online edition to continue daily

The Saint Joseph News-Press reports it will decrease the number of days it prints and distributes a physical copy of the newspaper to four days a week. Newspaper executives told employees Friday the publication will still publish a newspaper online and its e-Edition every day. NPG Newspapers Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill says the News-Press […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson to travel to California to promote Missouri

Governor Mike Parson will travel to California to meet with Bay Area technology executives and promote Missouri as an ideal location for business.  Aligning with the administration’s focus on workforce development, the primary goal of the California Outreach Mission is to meet with company officials who have expressed an interest in investing or expanding in […]

Former Arkansas Senator Jeremy Hutchinson

Former Arkansas State Senator pleads guilty to bribery

A former Arkansas state senator pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting multiple bribes in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Western District of Missouri and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeremy Hutchinson, 45, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former Preferred Family Healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing Arkansas State Senator

A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives. Robin Raveendran, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to […]

Mike Thompson and Steve Schieber NCMC Commencement Speakers 2019

Vice Chairman Mike Thomson and CEO Steve Schieber Announced as NCMC Commencement Speakers

Vice Chairman for the Coordinating Board for Higher Education Mike Thomson and Steven M. Schieber, Chief Executive Officer for the Critical Access Region of the St. Luke’s Health System will give the commencement addresses at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri on May 11, 2019. Chairman Thomson will speak at the 9:00 a.m. morning […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System joins KHIN Health Information Exchange

Saint Luke’s Health System is the newest addition to the list of healthcare participants now sending and receiving patient data through the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). The faith-based, not-for-profit health system with a significant presence in Kansas and Missouri includes 16 hospitals and campuses, several primary and specialty care practices, inpatient and outpatient care, […]

Guilty Plea

Former executive at Preferred Family Healthcare pleads guilty to concealment of $30M embezzlement scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court to misprision (the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.) of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled and diverted millions of dollars from the Springfield nonprofit […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital honors Don Sipes for years of influence and oversight

Don Sipes, FACHE, Vice President, Regional Services, Saint Luke’s Health System, was recently honored during a Wright Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting. Sipes, who recently stepped down from his position on the Wright Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, has served on the board since 1995, the year Wright Memorial joined Saint Luke’s Health System.  “Don […]