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Kirksville man injured in crash south of Mercer on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville man sustained serious injuries when a pickup truck ran off the road and overturned two miles south of Mercer Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 55-year-old John Moots to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. He was then taken to Saint Luke’s on the Plaza. The pickup traveled […]

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Two from Trenton hurt in crash on Highway 65; third Trenton man cited for failing to drive on right half of roadway

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton residents sustained injuries when a pickup truck sideswiped a car on Highway 65 Monday morning, January 11, while another Trenton resident received a citation. Emergency medical services transported car driver 58-year-old Ronald Lee Seward and passenger 37-year-old Russell Duane Ellis to Wright Memorial Hospital. Pickup driver 26-year-old Garrett […]

Darrin Molin receives COVID-19 Vaccine at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital employee, Darrin Moulin, first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital reports the first administration of the COVID-19 vaccine was Monday to a healthcare worker. Darrin Moulin is a registered nurse in the emergency department and received the first COVID-19 vaccination at Wright Memorial in Trenton. Staff have been preparing for the day and employees were described by a spokesman as “eager to […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to receive shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton plans to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next couple of weeks for staff. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson reports the hospital is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine distribution. The CDC recommends prioritizing health care workers and residents of […]

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Grundy County Commission to consider mask order after meeting with numerous health professionals

Representatives from Wright Memorial Hospital, the Grundy County Health Department, and Grundy County Ambulance discussed a possible mask order with the Grundy County Commission the morning of December 8th. Wright Memorial Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Hamilton said she does not think communities understand the stresses on hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explained there […]

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On a vote of five to three, mask mandate for Trenton is defeated; health department director authorized to sign 60-day mask order

On what turned out to be a split vote, the Trenton City Council on Monday night defeated a request to have a mask or face covering mandate due to the spread of COVID-19 within Trenton. On a roll call, which is usual for an ordinance, there were three votes in favor and five votes against. […]

WMH Daisey Award Winners

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center announce DAISY Award winners

Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe recognized four nurses this week with the DAISY Award. Winners were Jordain Oshel and Hailey Smith of Wright Memorial, Brooke Ruoff of Hedrick, and Ashley Ewing of both hospitals. Others nominated were Susie Folkert, Nichole Stout, and Shelby Sutton with Hedrick, and Stephanie Muck […]