Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson appoints Meadville woman as Linn County Public Administrator

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Meadville resident as the Linn County Public Administrator. Colby Baker processes physician orders and supplies patients with medical equipment needs as a customer service representative for Lincare in Chillicothe. Baker previously worked as a dietary manager for Life Care Center of Brookfield and as a social service representative […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Khannah Smith

Khannah Smith, MD joins Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician, Khannah (pronounced Hannah) Smith, MD, to the medical team. Dr. Smith will begin treating patients in early October. As an internist, she has a special interest in providing adult primary care and managing chronic diseases. Dr. Smith grew up in Hickory County, […]

Jordan Jones PA

Jordan Jones joins Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic

Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton is pleased to welcome physician assistant, Jordan Jones, PA-C, to the medical team. Jones will begin treating patients in early September. Prior to joining the Mercer County Clinic, Jones earned her master’s degree in Medical Science – Physician Assistant from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Since […]

MU School of Medicine

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 […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]

Dr. James F. Foster III

Carroll County Memorial Hospital offering Vascular Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Carroll County Memorial Hospital will begin offering a Vascular Outpatient Specialty Clinic in Carrollton starting Monday, August 19. CCMH welcomes Dr. James F. Foster III from Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery Group, LLC, to our roster of outpatient specialty providers. He is affiliated with several area HCA Midwest Health hospitals. He will see patients […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Over 4,000 medical marijuana cards issued in first month of the program

Missourians have been applying to get medical marijuana – in the thousands. By Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, the state health department confirms that 4,546 patients and caregivers have been approved out of 4,806 applications received so far. The new state law says a doctor can approve patients from a list of illnesses and side […]