Respiratory Care Week

January 8, 2018

Recently our Respiratory Care celebrated National Respiratory Care Week, recognizing respiratory therapists all across the nation and the important contributions they make to the nation’s health care system.

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Welcome Dr. Nwakile

August 8, 2017

We would like to welcome Cardiologist Chinualumogu Nwakile, MD. Dr. Nwakile completed his medical school training at the University of Nigeria and went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Nwakile was most recently a Chief Fellow in the cardiology program at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.  Dr. Nwakile will be joining the Cardiology team on the second floor of Hannibal Regional…

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Welcome Dr. Roberts

August 8, 2017

Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Roberts to their Pediatrics team!  Julia Roberts, DO earned her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences.  HRMG’s pediatrics team is excited to have Dr. Roberts join them as they continue to guide the community to better.   When asked why she chose to specialize in pediatrics, Dr. Roberts shares, “I absolutely love watching…

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Welcome Jennifer Bowler, DNP

August 8, 2017

Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Bowler, DNP, CPNP-PC to their pediatrics team! Jennifer Bowler, DNP completed her Nurse Practitioner degree at MU Sinclair School of Nursing in Columbia, MO.  Ms. Bowler is certified as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC), which means she has in-depth knowledge and experience in well child care, prevention and management of common pediatric acute illnesses and…

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Dr. Sarva Participates in Promising Research Study

February 1, 2017

While working with patients is one of the most rewarding parts of his career, Dr. Sarva also spends a significant amount of his non-clinical time doing research which will help the medical community give patients better care. In his latest publication in the research journal PLOS One, Dr. Sarva and a team of researchers have discovered a new way of studying strains of bacteria and developing new antibiotics.​

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Leg Pain That Uncovers Heart Disease

February 1, 2017

When older adults have difficulty walking short distances without pain, they may be suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition that puts them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Read more to see how Dr. Harruna can help you!

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Congratulations to the New 2017 Medical Staff Officers

January 9, 2017

On November 29, 2016, Hannibal Regional Hospital elected Schuyler Metlis, MD, as President of the Medical Staff. He follows Michael J. Bukstein, MD, whose one-year term expired December 31, 2016. Dr. Metlis looks forward to meeting the high expectations set by his predecessor. He says, “I am honored to have been elected to serve as President of the Medical Staff for 2017 and promise to do everything possible to help…

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Pike Medical Clinic Welcomes Dr. Smith

December 6, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is excited to announce that a new physician, Gene Smith, DO, has joined Pike Medical Clinic! Dr. Smith attended medical school at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri before completing his rotating internship at the Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Smith brings over 40 years of experience to Pike Medical Clinic.  He chose to pursue a medical career…

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Diabetes Night

December 6, 2016

On Monday, November 28, 2016, Hannibal Regional hosted Diabetes Night. There were informational booths set up to discuss diabetes and diet, general diabetes health concerns, as well as any medication concerns. The program then began with a cooking demonstration by Chef Cory, followed by presentations from Dr. Wood, Dr. Cline, Dr. Harruna, Dr. Bennett, and Dr. Purvi Parikh. We want to thank our wonderful physicians and Chef Cory for the…

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Home Health Appreciation

December 6, 2016

Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Home Health professionals are dedicated to providing the compassionate care that helps return patients to the lifestyle and activities they enjoy. Services they provide:  Skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, home health. Front Row Left to right: Jamie Stamp, PT; Dawn Ingram, RN; Marie Bachtold, RN; Joyce Mann, RN; Pansy Kolb, RN; Susie Chapman, RN; Tiffany Conrad, HHA; Ashlea Wenneker, OT; Kim…

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Radiology Department Celebrated Radiology Week

December 6, 2016

The Radiology Team consists of 32 team members. Did you know, Radiology performs 20,806 general radiology exams, 7,402 CTs, 542 Nuclear Medicine exams, 775 Mammograms, 1,725 MRIs, 5,157 ultrasounds, 2,883 c-arms procedures in a year? Additionally, the Radiology Team performs exams in the HRMG buildings located at Shelbina, Monroe City, Canton and Hannibal. That isn’t all, they do much, much more and we would like to thank them for all they…

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Hannibal Regional Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Harruna, Dr. Calmet & Beth Brothers, FNP-C

November 4, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is excited to welcome three new providers to their team!  Dr. Shayibu Harruna has joined the Cardiology team and provides interventional and general cardiology services.  Dr. Erick Calmet and Beth Brothers, FNP-C have joined Hannibal Regional Medical Group’s growing Family Medicine team. Shayibu Harruna, MD, is starting in November 2016 as Hannibal Regional’s full-time interventional cardiologist. Dr. Harruna became an interventional cardiologist because he wanted “to…

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Ask the Expert: Dementia Myths

November 4, 2016

Ask the Expert: Dementia Myths By: Venkata Kada, MD While mild forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, it can also be a sign of a more serious memory problem, such as dementia.  Dr. Venkata Kada with Hannibal Regional Medical Group would like you to know two common misconceptions of dementia are that it is a normal part of aging and that memory loss is dementia.  Dementia is not…

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Med-Surg

November 4, 2016

Preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries is definitely one of the Med-Surg team’s highest priorities and they’ve worked diligently to those injuries in their department. Bobi Mathews is one of their champions who drives this effort. The turn team is highly effective and they work very hard to make sure patients who are immobile are turned appropriately and all preventative interventions are implemented for patients who are at high risk for skin…

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