Audio: Pre-filed bill in Missouri legislature would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation

Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session.     Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital appoints new director to Senior Life Solutions program

Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton has a new director for its Senior Life Solutions program. Sheila Rider will be responsible for directing and coordinating activities of program staff to ensure quality patient care and providing community education to create awareness of the program. Senior Life Solutions is an outpatient group therapy program designed to […]

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, […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Audio: CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital addresses need for doctors at Trenton facility

Physician recruitment is one of the priorities for Interim Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber of Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Schieber, on a recent edition of Open Line, stated Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center have two of the highest employee retention rates among the 14 entities that make up the Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas […]

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 […]

Dr. Wyatt Pickering

Dr. Wyatt Pickering named medical director for emergency department at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital began working with a new group of emergency medicine providers, Emergency Medical Services,  in its emergency department. EMS is part of ENVISION Physician Services, a high quality, nationwide team of providers, which Saint Luke’s Health System uses to staff emergency departments at some of its other facilities. “Through EMS’ positive partnership with […]