University of Missouri

Audio: Mizzou to build $30 million nursing school

The UM system board of curators has approved a new 30 million dollar Mizzou nursing building. System president Mun Choi says the current building doesn’t have the capacity for simulation facilities the students need now.     Choi says the new space would be a way to prepare nurses for the workforce shortage and would […]

Audio: Missouri House expected to give final approval this week to Fentanyl and date rape drug legislation

Legislation to increase penalties for trafficking fentanyl could go before the Missouri House Monday afternoon for a final vote. The House gave initial approval to O’Fallon State Representative Nick Schroer’s bipartisan bill last week.     The Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Missouri State Troopers Association are backing legislation to increase criminal penalties for […]

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, […]

Debbie Shafer (Left) Sarah Carey (Right)

Two area nurses receive DAISY Award

Two area nurses have received the DAISY Award. Sarah Carey from Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Debbie Shafer from Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe were presented the award at a recognition ceremony. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the clinical skill and care nurses provide. Others nominated were Ashley […]

Child using asthma inhaler

Audio: Missouri’s school nurses key to managing kids’ asthma

A common childhood disease can negatively affect school performance, but Missouri’s school nurses are doing everything they can to turn that around. Asthma affects one in 12 school-aged children and, when poorly controlled, it’s likely to cause disruptions for the entire classroom.  It’s estimated that 150,000 school-aged children in Missouri have asthma, but school nurses […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Hospital workforce challenges persist in Missouri

A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds increased turnover rates among the majority of hospital-based healthcare positions. Vacancy rates decreased for several employee categories, including registered nurses, between 2016 and 2017. However, combined turnover among all professions surveyed increased statewide from 16 percent in 2016 to 17.7 percent in 2017. “Every Missourian has […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital receives new accreditation

Carroll County Memorial Hospital recently became an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home or PCMH. Accreditation for PCMH came through The Compliance Team, which requires extensive patient-centered research, discussion, and process improvement. Protocols and processes were developed to ensure that the Jefferson Medical Group staff were treating patients with equal care and importance. Access to care and […]

Caroll County Community Hospital Celebrates Nursing Week

Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrates Nursing Week

To celebrate and recognize their employees, Carroll County Memorial Hospital holds departmental appreciation weeks throughout the year. Employees are categorized into five groups and are recognized during one of these five special weeks. The second group celebrated was CCMH nursing staff. Departments included were Acute Care, Emergency Department, Home Health, Jefferson Medical Group, and specialty […]