Health News

State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

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 […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

St. Lukes institutes temporary “No Visitor” policy at all hospitals

Saint Luke’s is immediately instituting a temporary “No Visitors” rule at all hospitals in our health system following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on social distancing and to protect our valued patients, clinicians, caregivers, and staff.  The following exceptions will be made to the no visitors rule: When the patient is a […]

Red Cross Website

Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

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Missouri Attorney General warns of medical supply chain price gouging

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Missouri Hospital Association President Herb Kuhn are warning of potential price gouging that could affect the medical supply chain in containing the spread of COVID-19.  “As Missouri and the country continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, price gouging related to the medical supply chain is something that my office […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

St. Luke’s Health System institutes incident management teams in response to Coronavirus

Saint Luke’s Health System has set up incident management teams at all of its hospitals and entities to keep patients and staff safe regarding the Coronavirus. The health system includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. A system incident management team has also been created to oversee the operational and […]

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 […]

WMH Sim Lab Donation to NCMC

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center make donation to NCMC

In October 2019, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center pledged $2500 to assist North Central Missouri College with the upgrade of the simulation lab in the Cross Allied Health Building. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2020 and will allow allied health faculty the opportunity to observe, assess, manage, track, and […]