Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital operating at full capacity

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton is back operating at full capacity within the hospital outpatient services, including imaging, rehabilitation, surgery, and the physician clinics. The inpatient unit and emergency department remain operating fully as well. Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says the hospital is “grateful…to ramp…up” services at Wright Memorial and clinics […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center report 758 tested for COVID-19

The weekly report from Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital indicates 758 people have received COVID-19 testing, which is an increase of 146 tests when compared to the numbers announced last Monday, May 11, 2020. Wright Memorial has tested 239 including 171 from Grundy County, 38 from Mercer County, 30 from other counties. Hedrick […]

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Audio: Hospitals receive CARES Act funds but financial losses continue

Missouri’s hospitals have gotten some relief from the CARES Act- to offset the lost revenue from canceled and NON-COVID related procedures.  But the losses continue, says Dave Dillon of the Missouri Hospital Association- and the majority of the money for health clinics and hospitals is still in Washington.     Missouri’s hospitals got some relief […]

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Texas man arrested in shooting at motel in Bethany, victim life-flighted

Two felony charges were filed today against a man from Texas following investigation of an alleged shooting Sunday in Bethany. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse of Dallas, Texas is charged with assault in the first degree by causing serious physical injury to another person. He’s also charged with armed criminal action and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

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Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

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Missouri Attorney General warns of medical supply chain price gouging

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Missouri Hospital Association President Herb Kuhn are warning of potential price gouging that could affect the medical supply chain in containing the spread of COVID-19.  “As Missouri and the country continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, price gouging related to the medical supply chain is something that my office […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri Hospital Association: There are laws we need changed in the short term to deal with Coronavirus

As of this posting, two Missourians have tested positive for the coronavirus out of 73 tested. Others are being triaged through clinics, healthcare providers, telemedicine, and hospitals. The burden on hospitals at this time is checking, testing and treating symptomatic patients who come into the emergency rooms– whether they have COVID-19 or not. That could […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital at Carrollton

Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department gains stroke and STEMI certification

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces that its Emergency Department is both STEMI and Stroke certified. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Time Critical Diagnosis Unit recently certified CCMH as Level IV STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Center. CCMH has held a Level IV Stroke designation for over two years and continues to strive […]