Paula Weathers Retires After 50 Years of Service at Hannibal Regional

October 7, 2016

Paula Weathers started at St. Elizabeth’s in the fall of 1965. She recalls her guidance counselor saying “I see you working with people, whether that be in the ministry or in the hospital. At age 18 and right out of high school, Paula started working as a “Nurse’s Assistant” along with 7 other nurse assistants, 1 LPN, and 1 RN on their floor. Throughout the years some things have changed…

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October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month

October 7, 2016

Each October we celebrate Physical Therapy month, and we’re taking this opportunity to thank Theresa Dent for all of her hard work! Theresa is a Pediatric Physical Therapist and has been with Hannibal Regional for over 15 years and has over 25 years experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children. Theresa treats children with a wide array of needs including, children with Down Syndrome, low muscle tone, Cerebral…

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Pills! Pills!! And more Pills!!!

October 7, 2016

Medication Reconciliation is about effective communication.  When a patient is admitted to the hospital it is essential that we have full knowledge of what medications the patient has been taking at home. With so many medications available, it is essential that a formal process for obtaining the most accurate information be followed. Medication Reconciliation Teams are being developed in many hospitals. The primary role of the Medication Reconciliation Team is…

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Dr. Almashhrawi and Dr. Kada Join Hannibal Regional

September 1, 2016

Hannibal Regional is pleased to announce the addition of Ashraf Almashhrawi, MD, and Venkata Kada, MD, to the team. Dr. Almashhrawi will be working as our gastroenterologist and Dr. Kada will be joining our family medicine team. Ashraf Almashhrawi, MD, is coming to Hannibal Regional Medical Group from the University of Missouri Hospital. Dr. Almashhrawi completed his hepatology fellowship at the University of Miami, then went to the University of…

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Hannibal Regional Inpatient Rehab Helps Guide Palmyra Resident Back To Better

September 1, 2016

What was supposed to be a wonderful vacation with his wife, Barb, in Branson, MO, went terribly wrong for Palmyra resident Mike Metcalf.  After enjoying a beautiful day and dinner out, Mike laid down for the evening and began to experience extreme pain in the back of his neck and a sharp headache.  After getting up he immediately felt himself going back down.  “Barb, you better call 911,” he said….

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Dr. Lichty’s Memorial Celebration

September 1, 2016

Shelbina Family Practice invites you to join them to celebrate Dr. Lichty’s legacy of compassionate care and dedication to the community. An open house will be held in Dr. Lichty’s honor and will include a special presentation to dedicate the waiting room, paying tribute and honoring his legacy. Dr. Lichty’s Memorial Celebration will be held September 20th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at HRMG’s Shelbina Family Practice, with a…

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Trista Long Receives DNP

September 1, 2016

Trista Long, RN, MBA, ON-C, received her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing.  The DNP is a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with her specialty being in Systems Leadership.  In our complex healthcare system, it is vital that we have nurses prepared to lead intra- and inter- professional teams, make evidence-based practice changes and to be a mentor and role model to other nurses aspiring to lead and change healthcare. Through…

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Environmental Services Week

September 1, 2016

Environmental Services week will be celebrated this year September 11-17. Our Environmental Services workers have received new uniforms as well as new titles of Environmental Services Technician,  leaving behind the dated “housekeeper” title. The quality service provided by the technicians ensures the hospital meets and exceeds all expectations when it comes to infection control and cleanliness. Thank you to our Environmental Services team and all the hard work you do!…

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MHA Nominate a Hero

September 1, 2016

Hannibal Regional is participating in the Missouri Hospital Association’s (MHA) Honor Your Hospital Hero program. Now through December, the MHA is accepting nomination stories about hospital staff or volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty. Each month, they will select a story to honor a Hospital Hero. The selected hospital Hero, as well as the individual who nominated them, will receive a $100 gift card. If a…

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HRMG Welcomes Dr. Harsha and Dr. Hosley

August 1, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce the expansion of services to now include Neurology and Colorectal Surgery. Harsha Polavarapu, MD and Brett Hosley, DO began practicing at HRMG this July. Dr. Harsha is on the first floor of the Medical Office Building while Dr. Hosley is on the third floor.

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Mariah Mitchell Receives CCRN

August 1, 2016

Mariah Mitchell, RN, BSN recently received her CCRN from the AACN (American Association of Critical-care Nurses) on June 18, 2016. This certification requires completion of a 150-question exam covering the advanced care which takes place in the ICU. To qualify to sit for the exam, a nurse must work a minimum of 1,750 hours in the ICU. Mariah has been at HRHS since November 2014. Congratulations, Mariah, on this wonderful…

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Stephanie Wilt and Pam Faulkner featured on the Iowa Health Coach Website

July 5, 2016

Health Coaching Success with an Employer Population Pam Faulkner, RN, BSN and Stephanie Wilt, RN, BSN both work with Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. They both partner on a Population Health project.  Now they have one more thing in common: they are both graduates of The Clinical Health Coach® training program. In 2013, the Accountable Care Program at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, took a proactive approach by offering a service to…

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Lizzy Spoonmore Announced Director of Progressive Care Unit

July 5, 2016

Lizzy Spoonmore accepted the position of Director of the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) effective May 9th.  Lizzy joined Hannibal Regional in February of 2015 with three years of nursing experience in Kentucky.  She assumed the role of PCU Unit Team Leader in January of this year.  Spoonmore is pursuing her MSN – Leadership and Management at Walden University.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at University of…

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Sherrie Becker Recieves MTM Certification

July 5, 2016

Sherrie Becker, CPhT, has recently completed training and received certification in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) for Pharmacy Technicians. This was a 30-hr training program which enhances the pharmacy technician’s ability to gather, organize and assess medical and pharmacy information; work with patients to develop their personal medication list; correspond with patients, physicians, and other health care providers; and assess patient adherence and barriers thereto. Sherrie will be able to utilize…

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Hannibal Regional Implements American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI™) Program to Increase Patient Survival

June 13, 2016

More than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and the survival rate from adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is only 25 percent. While CPR may seem to be a basic skill for healthcare providers, research has shown that psychomotor skills related to resuscitation can decay within just three to six months – far before the two-year standard when basic and advanced life support skills are currently evaluated. At Hannibal Regional we…

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Congratulations to Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, Now Certified CVNP-BC

June 10, 2016

Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, CVNP-BC completed her training to be credentialed as a Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner through the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine. “I want to ensure that I provide excellent care for the patients I see within the clinic setting.  I believe it is extremely important to continually advance my knowledge and stay abreast of current and changing guidelines in clinical cardiology in order to provide exceptional care for my…

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Ashley Hodges Now Certified CRNFA

June 10, 2016

Ashley Hodges, team member at Hannibal Regional since August of 2002, has passed her certification to be a CRNFA! Since being hired she has obtained her CNOR, RNFA program, BSN, and now CRNFA.  The CRNFA  credential means that Ashley as a registered nurse has demonstrated the knowledge and skills that show competency in the expanded field of first assisting.  In this role she works with the surgeon and a few…

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Katelyn Chapuis Accredited as INP

June 10, 2016

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce that Katelyn Chapuis, BSN, RNC-OB,  has achieved an NCC national accreditation as an Inpatient Obstetric Nurse (INP). The credential is earned by meeting educational and/or practice requirements and taking a rigorous examination that covers the specified specialty area. Katelyn joins over 100,000 health care professionals that have earned the prestigious NCC credential.  Maintenance of the credential is required every three years…

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Hannibal Regional Medical Group Welcomes New Physicians

January 11, 2016

New physicians have joined the Hannibal Regional Medical Group and you may already know them. Pranav Parikh, MD, Purvi Parikh, MD, and Kevin Imhof, DO, have already started seeing patients at the Hannibal Regional Medical Building and Steven Cockrell, MD will begin seeing patients at HRMG on February 1st.  “We are excited to have these physicians join Hannibal Regional Medical Group,” notes C. Todd Ahrens, President and Chief Executive Officer…

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Dr. Erik Meidl Returns from Mission Trip

Erik_MeidlErik J. Meidl, M.D., recently made a medical mission trip to San Cristobal and other small communities in Mexico through Helping Hands Medical Missions, part of the Catholic World Missions.  Dr. Meidl  was among twenty-four missionaries from all across the United States who spent eight days treating over 900 primary care patients that have limited access to health care.

July 3, 2015
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HRH Welcomes Dr. Biernacki to the Medical Staff

DR_BiernackiHannibal Regional Hospital recently welcomed Maj-Beth Biernacki, MD to the Medical Staff. Dr. Biernacki has joined Northeast Missouri Imaging Associates along with Dr. Joel Hassien, Dr. Lance Dorsey, and Dr. Daniel Subisak.

Dr. Biernacki received her doctorate from the University of Oklahoma Medicine and she is board certified with the American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology.

February 4, 2014
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