Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trenton small business receives National Growth Grant

The National Association for the Self-Employed, the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today that Trenton, MO-based small business, Little Farm Organics has been awarded a $4,000 first quarter 2019 Growth Grant to help expand business operations.  Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country and expects to […]

School Safety

Audio: Missouri panel recommends school-based mental health care to boost safety in schools

A state task force has made several recommendations to boost safety within Missouri’s K through 12 schools. Member Paul Fennewald, a former FBI agent, and state Homeland Security Director, says the group suggests integrating school-based mental health services. The report says teachers and administrators are often pressed into serving as mental health caretakers when one […]

Report provides recommendations for improving safety and quality in child care

The Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office has submitted a report to Governor Mike Parson detailing recommendations for enhancing Missouri’s early childhood care and education system in effort to support Missouri’s current and future workforce. Governor Parson announced the […]

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri set to begin May 18, 2019

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 32 years ago, will begin on May 18, and continue through Friday, May 31. Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to establish Patient & Family Advisory Council

Wright Memorial Hospital announced today it will establish a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The Wright Memorial PFAC will be comprised of a diverse group of patients and family members who meet regularly to discuss ways to enhance the patient care experience and promote quality, effective health care in a safe environment. Patient/family advisors […]

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

Friday is deadline to submit reservations for North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton

Friday, March 15, 2019, is the requested deadline to submit a reservation for North Central Missouri Business Facilitation’s North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton. Google Supporter Trainer Bryan Caplan will be the featured speaker at the event in Cross Hall on the North Central Missouri College campus Wednesday. Caplan will present on topics to help […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees extends President Lenny Klaver’s contract

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees voted at it meeting Tuesday evening to extend President Doctor Lenny Klaver’s contract. His contract was extended by two years, through 2023, with salary to be determined later. The board approved the resignation of Trio Administrative Assistant Sarah Reeter effective January 31st for full-time employment. Her resignation […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education meets

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved Linda Hague as a foster care liaison at a meeting this week. Principal Dustin Freeman reported the Professional Learning Committee met with the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center Representative Lori Ladwig to plan second-semester curriculum goals and meeting dates. Missouri Assessment Program and End of Course exam scores […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]