Welcome Dr. Hayes-Bethel

August 8, 2017

The Pike Medical Clinic team is excited to welcome Dr. Hayes-Bethel!  Jennifer Hayes-Bethel, MD completed her medical education at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2007. Hannibal Regional Medical Group is happy to have Dr. Hayes-Bethel join the rest of the Pike Medical Clinic team in Bowling Green as they continue to guide our community to better. Dr. Hayes-Bethel chose to field of medicine because of her life-long love…

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Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

August 8, 2017

Perhaps you’ve heard there will be a partial eclipse of the sun in Hannibal on Monday, August 21 beginning at 11:40 am and ending at 2:34 pm.  If you wish to observe the phenomenon, you will need eclipse glasses or an approved safety filter in order to protect your eyes.  Approved eclipse glasses or safety filters are ones which meet the International Standard ISO13212-2.  It is important to have the…

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Follow up – It’s Not Over When the Surveyors Leave

August 8, 2017

Even though there may be an audible sigh of relief when surveyors from The Joint Commission depart, in many ways the work is just beginning for those areas which received citations.   As is the case for Jacque Craig, MSN MBA BSN and many of her colleagues in the Quality Management Department. “As with so many things, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work before, during and after survey.  We work…

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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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Hannibal Regional Honors Volunteers and Chaplains

June 12, 2017

Hannibal Regional recently honored the 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Sharon Laser, and the 2017 Chaplain of the Year, John Paul Tomko, by placing their portraits in the Mall Area.  Each year the Volunteer Chaplaincy Corps and Auxiliary recognize individuals who go above and beyond in their service and who have given consistent support to Hannibal Regional as well as its patients and team members.  We are so fortunate to…

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Patient Experience: Listening to Our Patients and Their Families

June 12, 2017

We have a variety of ways in which we invite our patients and families to help us understand what really matters to them. Here is a sampling of the good, the bad, and the opportunities revealed by our patients in the recent survey comments. If you would like to hear more, please email Julie Leverenz – Vice President, Patient Experience, or visit with your manager.   “I was in such…

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National Nutrition Month

March 2, 2017

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are celebrating by showcasing our dieticians who are the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services that help people enjoy healthy lives.

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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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Stephanie Wilt Named Director of Population Health and Quality Improvements

January 9, 2017

Hannibal Regional is pleased to announce that Stephanie Wilt RN, BSN has accepted the position of Director of Population Health and Quality Improvement.  Ms. Wilt has been with Hannibal Regional for over 15 years and has more than 10 years of nursing experience.  Due to the recent changes in CMS reporting, Ms. Wilt’s role will focus on issues related to the use of clinical data for healthcare quality measurement, reporting,…

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Spirit of Excellence Standard Two: Treat Others As Guests

December 6, 2016

As part of our standard for November we incorporated “Notice GOOD.  Give GRATITUDE.  GUIDE Others to Better”.  What a wonderful season to continue focusing on that standard this month as we celebrate Christmas.  Here at Hannibal Regional we are so blessed by our team members.  Encourage each other to take time this month to thank those around you for what they do and let them know they are appreciated. When…

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Golden Star Winners Announced

November 4, 2016

This month’s Golden Star Winners are being recognized for their kindness, great customer service, and genuinely caring interactions with patients and team members. Congratulations, Chris Akright and Jan Morris and thank you for being such great people!

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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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Spirit of Excellence Standard 2: Treat Others as Guests

November 4, 2016

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, November is a month when we are reminded to express our gratitude for others in our lives. Humans, it seems, naturally focus on the negative things that happen in life.  Just imagine what a difference it would make to our patients, their family members, our fellow team members and other guests if we could instead begin noticing all the positives in our departments, our…

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Register TODAY for TODD Talks

October 7, 2016

Curious about what the future holds for Hannibal Regional?  Be sure to register for the October TODD Talks and find out!  Our CEO, Todd Ahrens, is eager to share insights and listen to the input of all Hannibal Regional team members through the TODD Talks sessions. TODD Talks provide an opportunity for Hannibal Regional team members to stay engaged as we continue to guide our patients to better.  TODD Talks…

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OptumRx to Cover Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Medications

October 7, 2016

OptumRx will begin covering certain bowel preparation medications for preventive colonoscopies without cost sharing beginning Aug. 1, 2016. The departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury recently clarified that bowel preparation medications listed below will be covered at no cost share when:         Prescribed as necessary before a planned preventive colonoscopy (even if the products are sold over-the-counter)         Filled at a network pharmacy Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation Medications to…

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