Emergency Solutions

The Emergency Department has had its own emergencies in the past. With patient satisfaction scores below the high expectations set by HRHS, a number of changes have been made. The Emergency Department recently welcomed Dr. Thelma Peery as Emergency Medicine Medical Director. Dr. Peery’s passion for medicine is unmatched; she began her medical career as an RN but quickly found herself wanting to do more and more. Dr. Peery received…


Fourth Annual Bone Boogie Raises Funds for Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation

Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation hosted the fourth annual Bone Boogie costume party and dance on Saturday evening, November 2, 2013.  The Bone Boogie event raised over $6,100 to benefit Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation’s Back In Motion Fund. “We are so thankful to those who joined us for a fun evening in support of our Bone Boogie,” commented Wendy Harrington, President/CEO, Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.  “Their generosity is in fact support…


Weight Watchers At Work Starting Soon!

A new series of Weight Watchers at Work will begin December 5th and will last for twelve sessions. Plan to attend the open house on November 21st for the initial weigh in and an informational meeting. The Open House will start at 4:15 pm in the Shinn Lane Large Training room…


Compliance Corner – Privacy

Patients come to Hannibal Regional Healthcare System with the expectation that their information remain confidential and, when necessary, that we use their information in a legal way.  Hannibal Regional Healthcare System must take this expectation seriously and be held accountable if a possible breach of confidential information occurs. 1. What is a breach of privacy? The impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy…


HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

Nov_NTMO Front Row (left to right): Ashlee Byquist, Senior Lab Tech, Laboratory; Brittney Keller, Patient Care Tech, PCU.
Back Row (left to right): Zach Heindselman, Pharmacist, Pharmacy; Lisa Chamberlain, RN, BSN, Nursing Administration; Janet Dyer, Phlebotomist, Laboratory; Kevin Kuhns, Report Writer, Information Systems.


Wendy Harrington Recognized as 20 Under 40

Awards Wendy Harrington, CEO and President of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, was recently honored in the Quincy Herald Whig’s 20 Under 40 Issue. Dr. Harrington was recognized for her contributions to the community and our organization. Harrington joined HRHF in 2009 and holds an MBA and Doctorate from University of Missouri, and has recently earned her CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation. Wendy leads the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation and since 2009 has assisted our Foundation in raising over $5 million dollars to support HRHS.

Congratulations to Dr. Harrington and those honored in the 20 under 40 issue!


Jacque Craig Earns Certification as Joint Commission Professional

Jacque Craig, BSN, MSN, MBA, Accreditation and Licensure Coordinator at Hannibal Regional Hospital, recently became the third Certified Joint Commission Professional in the State of Missouri.  Jacque completed a self-study course over a 12-month period and sat for an examination to achieve certification. The Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) designation represents the highest level of accreditation knowledge and achievement in related safety and quality issues.  In its mission statement, the…


Dr. Lollar Joins An Elite Class Of “Fellows”

On October 7th, 2013, Kevin Lollar, MD, FACS was bestowed the honor of Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, thus allowing him the privilege of using the Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) designation. To earn the FACS designation Dr. Lollar had to submit a twelve month summary of all surgical procedures he performed, be interviewed and evaluated by the state chapter of the the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The state chapter of the ACS evaluated Dr. Lollar on his education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct.


HRH Hosts Advanced Fetal Monitor Class

Advanced_fetal_monitoring On August 22nd and October 29th Hannibal Regional Hospital hosted an Advanced Fetal Monitor Class. Obstetricians and RN’s currently working in Labor and Delivery/Outpatient Triage in the Chris Coons Women’s Care Center attended. Connie Thompson and Pam Randazzo, Perinatal Outreach Educators from SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, presented evidence based practices and case studies. The interactive class discussed issues relating to safe OB patient practices, protocols, and innovative team improvements.


RISEing Stars of the Year

AwardsThe Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, announced RISEing Stars of the Year at the annual awards banquet on September 26, 2013.

The RISEing Star program allows team members to nominate peers whose performance consistently reflects the organization’s values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence.

Anna Kellum RISEing Star of the Year

bruce spirit of excellence

Spirit of Excellence Kicks Off

Team members of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System recently had the opportunity to take part in the Spirit of Excellence Training. This was the next step in the organization’s journey to create a culture of excellence, which will allow us to improve service, HCAHPS scores and patient satisfaction scores. Spirit of Excellence was brought to our organization by Enspiron Company and Mr. Bruce Loeffler. The Spirit of Excellence will help HRHS…


Compassionate Care Award Winners Named At HRHS

Belinda Krchelich Receives Award
Belinda Krchelich and Matt Hanlin were the Compassionate Care award winners at Hannibal Regional Healthcare Systems’ 2013 Service Awards Banquet. The family of Mary Lou Leone, impressed by the support and compassion given by HRH team members in 2004, provided an endowment to the hospital’s Foundation to award patient care providers at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. The monetary amount of interest from the Leone family’s endowment is matched by the Foundation and awarded to two Hannibal Regional Healthcare System team members each year.

Matt Hanlin Receives Award


Sleep Lab Thank You

Sleep Lab DonationThe HRH Sleep Lab staff would like to send out a big “Thank You” to the HRH Auxiliary for our new patient chair. The sleep Lab was very fortunate to be the 2013 Auxiliary Wish List recipient this past summer.


A Message from the Quality of Care Strategic Initiative Team: Efficiency

The fourth of the Institute of Medicine’s Six Dimensions of Quality is Efficiency, which is defined as “avoiding waste, including waste of equipment, supplies, ideas and energy.” Most of us are used to being encouraged to avoid waste of equipment and supplies by using equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and making sure supplies with an expiration date are used before they are out-of-date, for example. Perhaps less commonly understood…