Jingle Ball to Support Men’s Health Fund

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System thanks the many local gentlemen who assisted us in the iStache Challenge and grew mustaches in November, helping us grow awareness for the importance of Men’s Health. For those men that haven’t shaved yet, please consider keeping that facial hair just a little bit longer to raise money for the Men’s Health Fund at the James E. Cary Cancer Center.

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Grateful Patient Recipients Honored


The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation was honored to host the first annual Grateful Patient Recognition Program on November 20. Over twenty individuals were recognized for their outstanding service with tributes from their patients. The Grateful Patient Program allows patients to send in their appreciation and comments regarding their caregivers.

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Compliance Corner – What is PHI?

PHI is the acronym for Protected Health Information.  This information is anything that can individually identify a patient.  Some examples are Name, Social Security Number, Birthdate, Medical Record Number, Telephone Number, Address and Genetic Information. There are two ways all team members are expected to protect a patient’s PHI. 1. Security – refers to the physical, technical and administrative safeguards that must be in place to protect the integrity, availability…

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Amazon Smile Project Now Supports the Foundation

The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation  is happy to announce that the Amazon Smile project now supports the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. While shopping on Amazon, please select Hannibal Regional Hospital as your charity of choice, and 0.5% of sales will be donated to our Foundation.  Below is a link with more information.  Happy shopping! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0662495  

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Chris Coon’s Women’s Care Shares Baby-Friendly Journey

Nurses, lactation consultants and nurse managers from Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill located in Kansas City, MO, spent the day with Diane Bibb, MSN, RN, IBCLC and several nurses from Chris Coons Women’s Care Center recently.  They traveled to Hannibal Regional Hospital to visit Missouri’s only Baby-Friendly™ facility and to receive assistance on their journey to also becoming a Baby-Friendly™ hospital.  The nurses had the opportunity to tour Chris…

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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.

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SUNRISE – Where Technology Meets Practice

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!

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Happy Healthy Holidays!

Well it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us, a time to enjoy the company of family and friends….and food; at least that’s the way it seems. Everywhere you turn and every event you go to over the holidays likely has a focus on food. According to the National Institutes of Health the average American gains 1-2 pounds throughout the holiday season. This may not seem…

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Alicia Rollins Receives Certification

HRH-Rollins Alicia Rollins, Director of Volunteer Services has been awarded the credential, “Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services,” by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. The Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services (CAVS) is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the field of volunteer management in healthcare.

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HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

NTMO Front row (left to right): Breanne Parrott, Radiology Tech, Radiology; Kim Sieren, Occupational Therapist, Home Health.
Back Row (left to right): Adriene Slawson, Monitor Tech, ICU; Lindsey Beauchamp, RN, PCU; Ashli Platt, RN, Emergency Services; Elizabeth Gray, Teacher, Hannibal Children’s Center, Brittany Snell, RN, ICU; Sandy Wren, RN, Women’s Care.

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HRH Receives New Healthgrades Recognition

Hannibal Regional Hospital has once again been recognized by a national organization for outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes! The Healthgrades organization has recently rated HRH as being among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement Care. Healthgrades is a leading national healthcare ratings organization and online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers: The Power of Good Data Video

This past summer Hannibal Regional Hospital was invited to share a clinical quality success story for a video being produced by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) in coordination with the Missouri Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network (HEN).  The HRET has developed a series of videos to highlight the success of their nationwide Hospital Engagement Network Program. The focus of the video produced at HRH explains how the MHA…

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iStache Challenge

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is pleased to announce Men’s Health Month for this November. In efforts to advocate for men’s health and help men be more aware of their health, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System CEO and President, Mr. Todd Ahrens is assisting the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation in leading a new promotion, The iStache Challenge.

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HRHS Quality Improvements

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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