Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Nineteen offenders at Southeast Correctional Center Test Positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that 19 offenders in a quarantined housing wing at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Following positive test results for three of the wing’s residents earlier this week, the Department of Corrections took proactive measures to gather vital data, contain the virus, and protect the SECC […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Southeast Correctional Center inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC), a men’s state prison in Charleston, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first MODOC offender to test positive for COVID-19 while inside a Missouri state prison. The offender has been held […]

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Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Supervisory and leadership skills training to be offered in Maryville

It makes sense for businesses to promote their employees to supervisory roles because of their technical expertise—but good technical skills do not necessarily make someone a good supervisor. No matter the workplace, issues like communication, conflict, working as a team, personality differences, generational differences, and legal issues abound. Across workplaces, whether that’s the farm, the […]

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Free water testing to be offered for Missouri produce growers

MU Extension is offering free microbial water testing to Missouri produce growers through a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The tests, which meet water testing requirements for FSMA and Good Agricultural Practices certification, are conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Sample bottles and forms are […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library among nine that receive grants

Nine libraries have received Workforce Development Collection Improvement Grants totaling $15,900.  “Missouri’s libraries serve as resource hubs for their communities, with many acting as the de facto business center in their area,” Ashcroft said. “These grants ensure they can continue to offer their patrons materials which are vital to the development of business and workforce […]