HRH Auxiliary Demonstrates Compassionate Giving

check presentation_2014Recently the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary presented Hannibal Regional Healthcare System with a check for over $100,000.  A major portion of these funds supported the Auxiliary’s pledge to the James E. Cary Cancer Center’s new Linear Accelerator.  Other funds were used to purchase a Pediatric LiteGait trainer to use with pediatric Physical Therapy patients. Other projects funded by the Auxiliary include scholarships for HRHS team members, memory boxes, infant car beds, coloring books, puppets, and much more.

January 6, 2015
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Ugly Sweater Contest Winners

ugly sweater contestCongratulations to our Ugly Sweater Contest Winners!  Deb Austin in Organizational Learning won the award for Most Colorful, Pam Faulkner, Accountable Care Nurse, won Most Creative, and the 2nd Shift Environmental Services Team won Most Unique.

January 6, 2015
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New Cancer Treatment Technology Now Available Close to Home at James E. Cary Cancer Center

LinacWith new state-of-the-art equipment and facility expansion at the James E. Cary Cancer Center (JECCC)  it’s now possible to get even more sophisticated cancer radiation treatment close to home. Newly installed technology delivers precise treatment in as little as a few minutes. Advanced radiation treatment is available to cancer patients thanks to the James E.Cary Cancer Center’s multi-million dollar investment in facilities and equipment, which includes the Elekta InfinityTM linear accelerator, an image-guided radiation therapy system.

Bob Hess, Director at JECCC explains that faster, more accurate and convenient treatments help all patients, but especially those who are uncomfortable, claustrophobic or need to be immobilized during treatment. He says JECCC also now offers stereotactic radiobodysurgery, which delivers higher doses of radiation over a shorter length of time. “Patients don’t need as many treatments and it’s proven to be very effective.”

January 6, 2015
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Heart Health Fair

2015HeartHealth-HanMagAdTo celebrate heart month and raise awareness for heart disease, Hannibal Regional Hospital Mall is the site of a Heart Health Fair on February 27th, 2015 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Team members are encouraged to participate in the Heart Fair where there will be heart healthy cooking demonstrations, mini massages, and informational booths. There will also be free screenings for community members only. If you are a team member and you are concerned about your heart health, contact Team Health at 248-5184 or your Primary Care Physician.

January 6, 2015
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Patients Benefit from New Nuclear Medicine Capabilities at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System

SPECT CTOur nuclear medicine capabilities have expanded at Hannibal Regional, which means more options and more accurate results for our patients who need specialized diagnostic testing.

In nuclear medicine doctors use a special diagnostic test that shows the function of different systems in the body.

“Previously, we could only get images that showed function, but now we’re able to combine that with anatomy,” explains Dr. Hassien, Medical Director of Radiology. “Now, it gives us a clearer picture of what disease processes are going on inside a patient.”

“What’s unique about this technology is that this system allows us to perform nuclear medicine and CT independently, as well as providing the fused images that incorporate both,” says Gloria Barber, Director, Medical Imaging. “So, it’s possible to run just a CT scan, a SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) nuclear medicine exam or we can access the fused images in a SPECT CT.”

A regular CT scan provides specificity in images. For example, it can show an affected organ in relationship to bone or other organs. During a SPECT nuclear exam images are obtained following an injection of a radiopharmaceutical medicine, a type of nuclear medicine used as tracers in medical imaging. The injected medication “sticks” to potentially affected areas in the body and the gamma camera documents the locations of these areas.

January 6, 2015
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Red for a Reason!

ss-shirtsThe Foundation will again be selling Red for a Reason t-shirts and long sleeve shirts in January to support the surgery portion of the Believe Campaign.  The Foundation will be offering a two-day “pre-sale” in the Foundation Offices on Monday, January 19 & Tuesday, January 20, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  The Foundation will not hold shirts during the pre-sale.  If you can’t get over to the Shinn Lane Medical Building during these times, you are more than welcome to send your order with a friend.  The pre-sale is first come, first serve, and like always, we have a limited supply of long and short sleeve shirts.  The dates shirts will be available in the Hospital Mall Area are:

Friday, Jan. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 26 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30 – 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

T-shirts can again be bundled this year for savings!!  The cost is $15 per t-shirt and $20 for a long sleeve shirt.  Or you are welcome to bundle two t-shirts for $25 or a t-shirt and long sleeve are $30.  Team members are also able to payroll deduct purchases of $25 or more.  Team members are able to wear Red for a Reason shirts every Friday in February.

January 6, 2015
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Magnet Champions Sharing Knowledge

Magnet postersHRHS Magnet champions, inspired by this year’s conference, decided to have a little friendly competition. Along with fellow champions and input from peers in their departments, they chose Magnet Model components and created posters illustrating their knowledge and understanding of Magnet. They presented the posters to senior leaders, board members, and several team members, who were quite impressed with their work, and left with a greater appreciation and understanding of Magnet. Presenting on New Knowledge, Innovation, & Improvements, and Empirical Outcomes were Dale Waters and Katie Raney (ICU);  Structural Empowerment, Rachel Closser (ED/CDU); Empirical Outcomes, Julia Kimmons (MS1); Transformational Leadership, Missy Hess (Nursing Administration); Exemplary Professional Practice, Amy Throne, Jenny Hilbert, and Diane Bibb (WCU); Empirical Outcomes, Shannon Vombey and Cecelia Pierceall (PCU); and Exemplary Professional Practice, Stacy McMullen and Aleasha Tuley (Surgical Services). While all posters illustrated our nurses’ insight into the Magnet Model, Surgical Services won first place in the contest. Thanks to all who participated and Congratulations to Surgical Services!

magnet poster winner

January 6, 2015
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Sweetheart Swing Dinner and Dance

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Enjoy an elegant night of dining and dancing in support of the surgery portion of the Believe Campaign at Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.  Tickets are $50 per person or $300 for a table of 8. Contact Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation for more information by calling 573-629-3577 or visit hrhf.org.

January 6, 2015
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Lifesaving Equipment Donated to Shelby County

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is pleased to offer life-saving equipment to Shelby County through the support of an anonymous local donor.  Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation worked with a local private foundation which offered a donation to purchase AED (Automated External Defibrillators) and locate them in Shelbina, Clarence, and Shelbyville.  The donor selected the Senior Nutrition Centers in Clarence and Shelbina, as well as the County Courthouse in Shelbyville to house the AEDs.  These lifesaving devices are critical in quickly treating and saving lives of individuals who experience a cardiac event.

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Pictured presenting the AEDs to the community are: Mr. Todd Ahrens, CEO/President Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; Dr. Charles Lichty, Physician Hannibal Regional Medical Group Shelbina Family Practice; Mrs. Debra Sparks, Director Shelbina and Clarence Senior Centers; Glenn Eagan, Presiding Commissioner Shelby County; Mr. Charles Krieg, Chair Senior Center Board; Mr. Kerry McCarty, Western District Commissioner Shelby County and Vice-Chair Senior Center Board;  and Dr. Wendy Harrington, CEO/President Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.

January 6, 2015
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New Calcium Scoring Test at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System Helps Identify Risk of Heart Attack

January 6, 2015

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…

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Kicking Off the New Year

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The Spirit of Excellence Champion team recently hosted a kick-off event for all team members.  Thank you to all the team members who came out and helped kick off the new year!  And a big congratulations to Linda Schindler in Environmental Services and Brenda Jernigan in Quality who were the winners of the gift baskets.

January 6, 2015
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Legacy Campaign Team Member Challenge a Great Success!

legacyOnce again HRHS team members offered their generous and compassionate support for the Foundation’s annual campaign through the team member challenge.  This year, over 110 team members offered their support of the Legacy Campaign, raising over $25,000 for the campaign.  This campaign is a direct investment in to the future of our organization and the Foundation offers its sincerest appreciation to everyone who has supported the campaign.  A number of prizes and gifts were offered at the Legacy Campaign Celebration on December 17, to see a list of winners click here.

For more information on the Legacy Campaign, visit: http://hrhf.org/Campaigns-and-Initiatives/Campaigns/The-Legacy-Campaign.aspx

January 6, 2015
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Mark Twain Elementary Raises Funds for the James E. Cary Cancer Center

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Mark Twain Elementary, in Hannibal Missouri, recently raised funds for the James E. Cary Cancer Center through their monthly fundraiser – Mark Twain Gives Back.  The PTO and students raised $125 for the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation’s Believe Campaign which is raising funds for a new linear accelerator at the James E. Cary Cancer Center.  Special thanks to Mark Twain Elementary PTO for their generous donation! Pictured are:  Bob Hess, James E. Cary Cancer Center; Annie Wagner and Jorie Thompson, Mark Twain Elementary Students; and Sarah Dudley, Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.

January 6, 2015
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HRH Auxiliary Honored through Anonymous Gift

Auxiliary_plaqueRecently HRH Auxiliary had the privilege of unveiling plaques honoring their Past Presidents and Volunteer of the Year.  These plaques were made possible through a memorial left to the Auxiliary for this specific purpose.  The plaques are now on display in the Hospital Mall Area and serve as a way to recognize and remember our dedicated Auxiliary.

January 6, 2015
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In It to Win It Competition

InItToWInItBegins January 19, 2015. Runs for 12 weeks and will end the week of April 20, 2015.
Location, Registration and Weigh In the week of January 19th at Team Health 7am – 4:30pm.

Mandatory weight in’s:
Week 1 (Jan. 19 – 23, 2015) and week 12 (Apr. 20, 2015)
* To receive a wellness incentive point, Team Members must weigh-in the first and last week.
* Participants: Team of 3 or individual.

Awards:
Team: Each member receives $100 in cash and up to $50.00 towards the purchase of a fitness tracker of their
choice.
Individual 1st Place: Choice of:
Membership to local health club or exercise equipment ($325.00 max) / $250 Cash / 8 hours PTO
Individual 2nd Place: Choice of:
Membership to local health club or exercise equipment ($175.00 max) / $125 Cash / 6 hours PTO
Individual 3rd Place: Choice of:
Membership to local health club or exercise equipment ($100.00 max) / $75 Cash / 4 hours PTO

January 6, 2015
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iStache Contest Winner

10846065_701692009937917_4112376978298644749_nThank you to everyone that participated in the iStache Challenge! Your help is greatly appreciated in helping us raise awareness for Men going in for their yearly exam. Congratulations to Clint and his efforts to help raise awareness for Men’s Health with the iStache Challenge. He had 175 “likes” on his moustache picture, more than we ever imagined! But It was a close race and came down to a difference of only about 24 “likes”. Great job everyone.

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January 6, 2015
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Special Donation to James E. Cary Cancer Center

JECCC-DonationThe James E. Cary Cancer Center was recently honored with a very special gift.  Rylee and Reece Flick, daughters of Sara and Russell Flick of Monroe City, wanted to give back to the community and help the Cancer Center.  Rylee and Reece created handmade prayer rocks and beads and donated them to the patients at the James E. Cary Cancer Center.  The young girls stated they enjoyed helping others.  Pictured: Bob Hess, Director – James E. Cary Cancer Center; Reece and Rylee Flick; and Ellen Taylor, RN-OCN – James E. Cary Cancer Center.

January 6, 2015
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Compliance Corner – Confidentiality Issue Report Form

January 6, 2015

What is the purpose of this form?  This is a form to be completed when there is a possible HIPAA Privacy violation.

Where do I find it?  It can be found on the main page of the HRHS Intranet.  It is on the right hand side near the middle of the page. When you click on the words “Confidentiality Issue Report Form”, the form will come up right away.

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