At HRHS we are always looking for more ways to guide our patients to better. One way we accomplish that is to focus on preventative health. Our Imaging Department now has the capability to perform a Calcium Scoring Test. A calcium scoring screening is a non-invasive, easy way to determine if you have calcified, or hardened, plaque in the coronary (heart) arteries, putting you at risk for heart disease and heart attack.
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. Normally, the arteries do not contain calcium. The calcium scoring screening uses a CT (computed tomography) scan, a type of x-ray, to take pictures of the heart in thin sections and shows information about the location and extent of any calcified plaque. This information is recorded in a computer and can be saved for more study or printed out as photographs.
Hannibal Regional Healthcare System team members now have the opportunity to be recognized on the spot for living out our RISE Values and offering excellent customer service! The Golden Star recognition program is in addition to the quarterly RISEing Star winners. Golden stars are given to various spotters each week. The spotters could be other team members, patients, visitors, vendors, or physicians, and they are on the lookout for team members who offer exceptional customer service and live out our RISE Values. If they spot someone they believe deserves the star, the spotter will present it to the team member, who can then present their star to HR to receive a prize. Spotters will be in different departments and shifts throughout the year. Our Golden Star recipients for January were Cecelia Piercall, RN, Laura Crites, and Sandy Davis.
Representatives from United Community Credit Union will be in the Cafe Courtyard area on February 10th from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm and February 11th from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Information on checking accounts, saving accounts, Christmas Club savings, and Vacation Club savings will be available. HRHS Team Members have the option to put money in accounts at United Community Credit Union via payroll deduction. Additionally, United Community Credit Union offers traditional, Roth, and Educational IRA’s as well as a variety of loans.
Leaving confidential patient information (PHI) up on any computer or equipment screen when the team member is not at the work station could be a violation of the HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations. If a team member is working at a computer (including laptops) and must step away from it for any length of time, the screen must be either minimized or logged off of. At any moment a patient,…
Doug Ruble, CHFM, RHSO, CPE, has been elected President of the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineers for 2015. MOSHE is the Missouri affiliated chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and is composed of healthcare facility managers in Missouri with over 352 facility and associate members statewide. ASHE’s 11,000+ members design, build, and operate hospitals, and are involved in improving the health care physical environment from the time hospital blueprints are drawn throughout the lifespan of a facility.
Front row, left to right: Renee Anderson, MLT, Laboratory, Bobi Mathews, Patient Care Tech, Med/Surg, Josie Johnson, Coder, HRMG.
Back row, left to right: Morgan Graver, Patient Care Tech, Emergency Department, Stephanie Fetzer, Medical Secretary, PCU, Daniele Brown, RN, Megan Geist, Patient Care Tech, PCU, Jennifer Sizemore, Patient Care Tech, PCU.
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Following many exciting events for team members and the community, a year of celebration of the 20th anniversary of our medical campus comes to a close. As you may recall, to kick off the celebration, sail banners were placed along Hospital Drive, indoor banners were put on display in the hospital mall, and a reception was held where the 20th Anniversary Quilt was introduced. Over the last 12 months, team members were asked to sign the quilt that was created and designed by Sheri Robison and Marla Wheelan.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Knowing the warning signs can help you prevent heart disease. Some indicators of heart disease are, chest pain or discomfort; severe fatigue; upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw or upper stomach; shortness of breath; and nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.
At Hannibal Regional Healthcare System your health is our mission. Hannibal Regional is committed to the good health of our community by offering free health screenings, health education events, and providing exceptional healthcare services to meet the diverse health care needs of all…
We all have been impacted in some way or another by a person who has suffered the consequences of a stroke. “Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Missouri” (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 2013). Early treatment for acute ischemic stroke improves a patient’s outcome for survival without severe disability. When an emergency happens, minutes count. Nationwide, only a small percentage of stroke patients get the needed help in the recommended amount of time.
In response to a statewide need, The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services have teamed up with ambulance services and hospitals statewide to develop the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System.
In 2013 Hannibal Regional Hospital launched a Hospitalist program, enabling us to provide a dedicated Hospitalist Physician each day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on-call from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m and have coverage available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Recently, Dr. Sohail Gulzar joined Dr. Buthania Richeh in the Hospitalist program, with Dr. Pranav Parikh as the program’s Medical Director. Dr. Gulzar most was most recently an Internal Medicine physician with Hannibal Regional Medical Group.
Hannibal Regional Healthcare System and Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. are working together to improve access and strengthen behavioral health resources in northeast Missouri. “Last year during our assessment of community health needs, area residents told us unequivocally that improving behavioral health resources in the region is a top priority,” commented Julie Leverenz, HRHS Vice President – Strategy and Planning and the chair of the regional health steering committee coordinating response…
The Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a $325,000 Challenge Grant to Hannibal Regional Hospital in support of the James E. Cary Cancer Center. The Challenge Grant, offered by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is in support of the James E. Cary Cancer Center portion of the current Believe Campaign, which is raising funds to purchase a linear accelerator, which…
Based on the latest survey results, areas of opportunity have been identified for 2014 and beyond, that require an engaged, committed work force who will collaborate to create solutions for our organization.
Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary is organizing a special trip, Reflections of Italy, from Collette, a worldwide tour operator. Revel in the magic of Italy and explore the great cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Como. Interested travelers can learn more about the tour by attending a free and informational presentation from Sonia Lynn Smith, a local Collette district sales manager. Two presentations times are scheduled on March 4th, one at 3:00 pm and one at 6:00 pm in Conference Room A/B, located just inside the main entrance of Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Dave Lalande has worked with Brandon Meyer and Nathan St. Juliana to install a new search engine on HRHS’s Intranet. There are nearly 4,000 files on the Intranet and finding what you need can sometimes be a daunting task. This new search engine will search keywords in a matter of seconds allowing you to quickly access what you’re looking for.