Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

Healthcare

McCaskill, Hawley spar over preexisting conditions in health care coverage

Missouri’s Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill continues to attack Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley over healthcare. Hawley joined a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in February challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. McCaskill says the move means Hawley is threatening the healthcare of those with preexisting conditions.     Hawley has said […]

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 […]

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LPN programs at North Central Missouri College make top 10 ranking in Missouri

All three North Central Missouri College LPN programs located in Trenton, Maryville and Bethany have been ranked in the top ten of best LPN programs in the state by the annual practicalnursing.org State LPN Program Rankings. The Trenton program is ranked number 6, the Bethany program is ranked number 8, and the Maryville program is […]

McCaskill survey: Missouri’s VA hospitals continue to improve care for America’s war heroes

(MissouriNet) – About 1,200 Missouri veterans report steady progress in the quality of care they have received at the state’s VA hospitals. Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who briefed reporters in St. Louis’ Forest Park, says it pleases her to hear about the improvements described in her annual survey results of the state’s five VA medical […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital Foundation awards scholarships

In the month of May, Carroll County Memorial Hospital Foundation awarded six scholarships to local high school graduates. The recipients include graduates of Carrollton High School, Norborne High School, and Santa Fe High School. The Carroll County Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship Committee awards two different scholarships; the Jack Tindle Healthcare Scholarship in the amount of […]

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Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]