HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

[caption id="attachment_1818" align="aligncenter" width="480"]HRHS Welcomes new team members (from left to right), Lorenanita Foutes, Phelbotomist, Laboratory; Tanya Bueno, Patient Care Tech, PCU; and Majesta Morris, Teacher, Hannibal Children's Center. HRHS Welcomes new team members (from left to right), Lorenanita Foutes, Phelbotomist, Laboratory; Tanya Bueno, Patient Care Tech, PCU; and Majesta Morris, Teacher, Hannibal Children’s Center.[/caption]
March 6, 2014
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Hannibal Medical Campus Wraps Up 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Following many exciting events for team members and the community, a year of celebration of the 20th anniversary of our medical campus comes to a close. As you may recall, to kick off the celebration, sail banners were placed along Hospital Drive, indoor banners were put on display in the hospital mall, and a reception was held where the 20th Anniversary Quilt was introduced. Over the last 12 months, team members were asked to sign the quilt that was created and designed by Sheri Robison and Marla Wheelan.

February 4, 2014
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Raising Heart Health Awareness

Heart_fairHeart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Knowing the warning signs can help you prevent heart disease.  Some indicators of heart disease are, chest pain or discomfort; severe fatigue; upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or upper stomach; shortness of breath; and nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

February 4, 2014
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Hannibal Regional’s 2013 Community Benefit

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At Hannibal Regional Healthcare System your health is our mission. Hannibal Regional is committed to the good health of our community by offering free health screenings, health education events, and providing exceptional healthcare services to meet the diverse health care needs of all…

February 4, 2014
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HRHS and Preferred Family Healthcare Collaborate to Strengthen Behavioral Health Services

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System and Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. are working together to improve access and strengthen behavioral health resources in northeast Missouri.  “Last year during our assessment of community health needs, area residents told us unequivocally that improving behavioral health resources in the region is a top priority,” commented Julie Leverenz, HRHS Vice President – Strategy and Planning and the chair of the regional health steering committee coordinating response…

February 4, 2014
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Team Member Survey Results

team member graphOver the last several years, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) has conducted team member surveys allowing us to assess areas of opportunities and recognize areas that are exceptional.

Based on the latest survey results, areas of opportunity have been identified for 2014 and beyond, that require an engaged, committed work force who will collaborate to create solutions for our organization.

February 4, 2014
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New Intranet Search

intranet_search_graphicInformation is becoming more and more important to us all. Saving time finding the information you’re searching for ultimately improves the ability to do our jobs, outcomes, and maximizes efficiency.

Dave Lalande has worked with Brandon Meyer and Nathan St. Juliana to install a new search engine on HRHS’s Intranet. There are nearly 4,000 files on the Intranet and finding what you need can sometimes be a daunting task. This new search engine will search keywords in a matter of seconds allowing you to quickly access what you’re looking for.

February 4, 2014
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ACU Adopts a Family

During the 2013 Christmas season, the Ambulatory Care nurses adopted a family in need in the Hannibal area. In addition to team members in the ACU opening their hearts, they were also able to obtain additional donations from the Hannibal Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.) office.
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January 15, 2014
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Betty Louderman Achieves Nurse Practitioner Degree

January 15, 2014

Betty Louderman has earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati along with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Louderman passed her Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination from ANCC and now has the credentials of MSN, AGPCNP-BC.

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Buddy Backpack Blitz

The Professional Practice Team (PPT) wanted to find a way to give back to our community. Their initial community outreach project was to engage HRHS in a Buddy Backpack Blitz that would benefit children in the Hannibal Public School System. HRHS team members rose to the challenge and exceeded expectations!

December 9, 2013
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Spirit of Excellence – Seven Standards

December 9, 2013

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is continuing on its journey to create a culture of excellence.  It’s been more than two months since team members participated in the Spirit of Excellence Customer Service Training.  Stories abound of team members assisting guests in wheelchairs through the café line, team members putting others first by escorting them to their destinations, and patients commenting on the friendliness of the people who work at HRHS….

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HRHS Adopt-a-Highway

Two years ago HRHS adopted a small stretch of Highway 36 near our campus. Once a year HRHS gathers a group of team members to clean up the highway medians. The Adopt-a-Highway program is a great chance to help HRHS, our community, and the environment.

December 9, 2013
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SUNRISE – Where Technology Meets Practice

December 9, 2013

Its hard to believe that nine short months ago we were ready to go live with a new clinical information system, SUNRISE!  Your partners in Information Technology have been diligently working since activation on more than a thousand documented issues, and numerous undocumented ones, to help end-users with documentation and workflow needs.  Work continues on the design, planning, building, testing, training, and the implementation of suggestions to improve patient care…

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Be Aware and Be Prepared

jim-mccartyWho would have thought that those of us in healthcare would have any worries about violence in the workplace? People being shot or assaulted in large metropolitan areas maybe, but not in small town America. We have evolved into a new world of thought processes about most things, but forget to watch out for ourselves and those around us.

We need to be aware of situations that cause us concern, people displaying violent tendencies, and action requiring the external assistance from Security or Law Enforcement. Our mind set needs to become be aware and be prepared!

December 9, 2013
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HRHS Quality Improvements

November 13, 2013

Strategic initiatives and reductions in Medicare reimbursements are leading to a number of changes throughout Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  These changes range from staffing numbers and process changes to the elimination of some positions, restructuring, and training investments in team members.  These changes have also led to some team member initiatives to improve processes and outcomes. Leaders and Directors in every part of the organization have been reviewing staffing within…

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Weight Watchers At Work Starting Soon!

A new series of Weight Watchers at Work will begin December 5th and will last for twelve sessions. Plan to attend the open house on November 21st for the initial weigh in and an informational meeting. The Open House will start at 4:15 pm in the Shinn Lane Large Training room…

November 13, 2013
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Executive Secretaries Attend District Conference

AwardsThree executive secretaries, Kara Powell, HRHS Leadership; Leah Schipper, Nursing Administration; and Karen Hiller, Quality Management; traveled to Columbia, Mo. on Friday, October 18th to attend the District 3 Fall Meeting of Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants (MHCEA).

November 13, 2013
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