Kathy Calhoun – MHA Hospital Hero of the Month

August 8, 2017

Hannibal Regional is proud to announce that Kathy Calhoun has been awarded the Missouri Hospital Association’s Hospital Hero Award! Kathy is an RN on our Med Surg 1 unit. Each month, MHA reviews nominations they receive about hospital employees throughout the state who have had a positive impact on a patient or loved one during their stay at a Missouri hospital. In addition to this honor, Kathy has also been…

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Nursing Grand Rounds: Hospital Readmissions – What’s All the Hype?

August 8, 2017

On Tuesday July 25th Darlene Graves, MSN, BSN, CCM provided an educational opportunity for HRH nursing staff to learn what their role was in preventing hospital readmissions. Darlene explained why it is important to prevent hospital readmissions, siting increased risk of secondary infections with patients readmitted, as well as financial penalties to the healthcare facility. She explained the importance of correct documentation and how the lack of it can cost…

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Nursing Grand Rounds – Congestive Heart Failure

July 5, 2017

What is the Leading Cause of Hospitalizations in People Older Than Age 65? If you were present for Dr. Harruna’s Nursing Grand Rounds presentation on Tuesday June 13th you would know the answer is Congestive Heart Failure! You would also know that more than 500,000 people are newly diagnosed with heart failure each year and that heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Dr. Harruna prepared an excellent educational presentation designed…

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Daisy Award Winner Announced

June 12, 2017

  Announcing our newest Daisy Award Winner, Ellyn Smith, RN – BSN, Ambulatory Care.  Ellyn was recently honored with a Daisy Award on the recommendation of a patient testimonial which stated the following, ““Ellyn was my nurse when I came in for a procedure.  From the time I was in the room for pre-op to when I returned she treated me in every way like I was her only patient….

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Nursing Grand Rounds – Stroke

June 12, 2017

Did you know that stroke is the leading cause of disability in the US? Did you also know that 800,000 Americans experience a new or recurrent stroke every year?  Dr. Brett Hosley, HRMG Neurologist, Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department, and Stroke Medical Director presented an evidence-based educational presentation regarding stroke for Hannibal Regional Hospital’s May Nursing Grand Rounds.  Dr. Hosley differentiated between the two types of stroke and transient…

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Nurse Interns

June 12, 2017

Hannibal Regional would like to give a warm welcome to our Nurse Interns. You will be seeing these new, friendly faces starting the week of June 5th, 2017.     Front, Left to Right: Kristen Bloss, PCU; Jessica Schindler, WCU; Regan Baker, ICU; Christina Bulen, PCU. Back, Left to Right: Shelby Renner, ER; Kelsey Ringhausen, ER; Tina Dugan, WCU; Micayla Murphy, PCU; Faith Pettitt, ICU Not Pictured: Kaelin Conrow, Med-Surg…

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Nurses Week Celebrations

April 4, 2017

Nurses week is being celebrated May 6 – May 12. This year’s theme is “Leading the Journey – Celebrating You!” This year we will focus and reflect on professional dedication, physical activity, rest, nutrition, and quality of life and safety.

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Nursing Grand Rounds Return

April 4, 2017

Nursing Grand Rounds (NGR) are an educational opportunity for Hannibal Regional Hospital & HRMG nurses to promote excellence in nursing through scholarly presentations. Nurses gain new knowledge, learn new skills and improve current ones in an environment of learning not just for the science of nursing, but also the art of nursing. NGRs enable staff nurses to learn clinical expertise, system-wide practices, and ways to enhance nurse/physician relationships. The NGRs…

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Hannibal Regional Granted Approved Provider Status from the Midwest Multistate Division

March 2, 2017

The Department of Organizational Learning recently underwent the application process, led by Primary Nurse Planner, Pebbles Bates BSN, RN-BC, to obtain Approved Provider status from the Midwest Multistate Division (MW MSD).  The provider approval process is designed for organizations interested in offering nursing contact hours for continuing nursing education activities provided to nurses within their organization.  Through the application process, organizations are required to demonstrate their capacity to ensure adherence…

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Melissa Brewer Receives First Daisy Award

February 1, 2017

The Professional Practice Counsel had a difficult job in selecting a winner from over 20 nurses who were nominated for the Daisy Award. Each nurse who was nominated received a DAISY pin to display on their name badge. Melissa Brewer, RN, on PCU day shift, received the first DAISY Award on January 13, 2017. As the DAISY recipient Melissa, received a special DAISY pin, hand carved statue, certificate, special parking…

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Nursing Career Fair

February 1, 2017

A Nursing Career Fair will be held at Hannibal Regional on Saturday February 18th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Shinn Lane building. Click to read more about how you can help Hannibal Regional find nurses that are dedicated to guiding patients to better.

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Heather David Receives RN, BSN

December 6, 2016

Congratulations goes out to Heather David.  Heather recently received her RN, BSN from Western Governors University.   She has been with the organization for almost three years and is currently working in the Ambulatory Care Unit.

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HRH Now Participating in the National Daisy Award Program for Nurses

October 7, 2016

Patty Brawner, Nursing VP, is excited to announce that HRH will be participating in the National Daisy Award Program for nurses. What is DAISY? DAISY stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. It was started in 1999 after Patrick Barns developed auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP). He died at the age of 33. His family wanted to give back to Nurses because of the extraordinary care he received.  The…

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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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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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Christy Adams Receives BSN

August 1, 2016

Christy Adams graduated May 13th from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. It took her two years to earn her degree, all the while working full-time and raising 3 children. Congratulations, Christy, on this great achievement!

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Kaitlyn Huber Receives BSN

August 1, 2016

Kaitlyn Huber, RN, received her BSN from Hannibal-LaGrange University on May 7th, 2016. She completed her BSN within a year of graduating with her ASN from HLGU. The program was entirely online and she took more hours than a full-time student normally would, while working full-time. Her dedication and hard work has been rewarded and we couldn’t be more proud. Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

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Amanda Echternacht Completes BSN and CCRN

August 1, 2016

Amanda Echternacht, RN, graduated in May with her BSN from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and received her CCRN in July. She has worked the last two years as a nurse in ICU and recently accepted a Clinical Coordinator position, staying PRN in ICU. She plans to begin work towards her doctorate degree in January. Please join us in wishing her good luck and congratulations for her accomplishments…

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