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according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and making sure supplies with an expiration date are used before they are out-of-date, for example.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…

Quality Week

Quality Week: Celebrate Success!

The National Association for Healthcare Quality has set October 20-26 as Quality Week, an annual event that increases awareness of healthcare quality programs and the individuals that implement them. The HRHS Quality Team will be highlighting just a few of the successful quality efforts that have been undertaken throughout the hospital by providing displays in the Mall area October 21-25. On October 23rd, from 12 noon until 1 p.m., the…


How Does Healthcare Reform Affect Me?

The Affordable Care Act appears to be here to stay, so it is important for us to understand what this means for us as individuals going into 2014! In 2014, most Americans will face a penalty if they do not obtain health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act will require individuals to either maintain basic health coverage or pay a tax penalty for each month that coverage is not in…

Kickin Cancer Kickball

Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation – Kickin’ Cancer

  Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual Kickin’ Cancer Kickball Tournament at Bear Creek Sports Park on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 8 am. The Riedel Foundation was the Homerun Sponsor of the event, while many volunteers assisted throughout the day. The Kickin’ Cancer event was designed to raise awareness of the fight against all forms of cancer as well as assist those who are currently fighting against…


Pink Out Porter 2013 – Football

The Hannibal Public Schools recently teamed up with the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation to raise funds for the James E. Cary Cancer Center Life.Light.Hope. Fund and the Hannibal High School Health Education Class to raise awareness of cancer detection.  The Hannibal Pirates hosted Pink Out Porter on October 4.  Over $1100 was raised to support the Life.Light.Hope. Fund which benefits cancer patients at the James E. Cary Cancer Center and…


Hannibal Regional Medical Supplies Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Hannibal Medical Supplies hosted a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 17, at 11:30. An open house was held in conjunction with the ribbon cutting. The store moved to 5 Diamond Blvd. – inside County Market Pharmacy (across street from Farm & Home Supply). Hannibal Medical supplies provides CPAP/BiPAP, oxygen, wound care, internal feeding supplies, canes, crutches, and other durable medical equipment and supplies. The business is a…


Walk Off Your Stress

Are you struggling with stress from a bad day? Sometimes one of the best things you can do is stop what you’re doing and take a walk. Walking is a great stress-buster. Taking a break from what’s stressing you helps free your mind. And it’s good exercise. Exercise of any kind can improve your mood and help you sleep better. It can also cause your brain to release feel-good chemicals…

Grow your own

‘Grow Your Own’ Grant Will Help HRHS Enhance Nursing Workforce

Hannibal Regional Hospital has been awarded a “Grow Your Own” grant from the Missouri Hospital Association.  The grant of $50,000 will be used to increase recruitment, retention, and continued education of nurses while increasing job satisfaction and clinical outcomes. At Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, Grow Your Own funds will be used to engage leadership, nurses and higher education partners in offering new and innovative educational opportunities and mentorships which will…

Pumpkin Pie sample

Cafe Samples

November 14th Comfort Food Makeover Prevent packing on those hibernation pounds with these comfort food makeovers. Mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes and a pumpkin pie makeover. Time: 11am-1pm Location: In the café hallway by the Courtyard.   Click here for Cafe information.


Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Thursday, October 31st HRH and HRMG 9:00am – 10:45am   Children will enter through the loading dock doors at HRH, proceed through the mall area and exit out the 1st floor HRMG front doors.     We’ll have 75 to 80 trick-or-treaters this year!