Barber Earns CRA Credential

HRH-BarberGloria Barber, Director of Radiology, recently earned the Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) credential.  Established in 2002, the CRA is the first and only certification designed specifically for imagining administrators, testing the specific knowledge and skills necessary to lead an imaging team and manage the wide range of tasks involved in imaging management throughout a wide range of practice settings.

Individuals who posses the CRA certification have validated high-level management competencies, have advanced understanding of the principles of the imagining business, have demonstrated ability in applying knowledge and leadership to guide and develop imaging management teams, and have proven high standards of achievement and ethics.

Congratulations Gloria!

January 6, 2015
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Winegarner Named Director of Home Health

Shannon_WinegarnerHannibal Regional Hospital recently welcomed Shannon Winegarner, RN as Director of Home Health.  Shannon comes to Hannibal Regional with over twenty years of healthcare experience, specializing in home health and hospice care with an emphasis on regulatory compliance.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Regis University in Denver and is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree.  Shannon is also a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Welcome to the team Shannon!

January 6, 2015
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HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

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Front Row (left to right): Courtney Phillips, RN, Med Surg/Peds, Shannon Winegarner, Director, Home Health, Angela Thomason, Scrub Tech, Women’s Care, Nicholas Buecke, Educator, Organizational Learning.

Back Frow (left to right): Ashley Behymer, RN, Women’s Care, Jessica Stoops, RN, ICU, Roger Graves, Security Officer, Security, Jason Murphy, RN, Emergency Services.

January 6, 2015
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RISEing Stars of the Quarter Announced

At the annual Christmas party the RISEing Stars of the Quarter were announced. Mary Ripper, Social Worker at James E Cary Cancer Center, Alisha Phillips, Secretary for Nursing Administration and Shannon Frederick, Patient Financial Counselor in Patient Accounts were the recipients.
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January 15, 2014
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HRH Auxiliary Demonstrates Compassionate Giving

December 16, 2013 was a very special day for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System as the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary presented HRHS with a check in the amount of $83,267.74. A major portion of these funds were used to remodel the reception desk inside the main entrance of Hannibal Regional Hospital and to help fund the Healthy Way Fitness Trail on the hospital’s campus. Other funds were used to purchase a Sit to Stand Lift for patients and a hospital grade recliner for the Sleep Lab. Other projects funded by the Auxiliary include scholarships for HRHS team members, memory boxes, infant car beds, coloring books, puppets, and much more.

January 15, 2014
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2014 First Baby at Hannibal Regional Hospital

January 15, 2014

Hannibal Regional Hospital welcomed the First Baby of 2014, Ruth Evelyn Russell, on January 2nd. Ruth was born to John and Lisa Russell of Monroe City at 11:55 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014, weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and was 19 inches long. Ruth has two sisters, Anna and Isabelle, who were excited to meet their sister and are ready to bring her home.

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HRMG Welcomes Ophthalmologist

Wood-L Hannibal Regional Medical Group recently welcomed Larry Wood, MD, to their Vision Institute team. Dr. Wood prides himself on devoting the time and personal attention it takes to best evaluate and treat each patient. “My goal is to work closely with your Optometrist to make sure together we are taking care of your eyes, the best we can.”

January 15, 2014
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Announcing the Golden Star Recognition Program

January 15, 2014

With the New Year, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System team members will have the opportunity to be recognized on the spot for living out the RISE Values and offering excellent customer service! The new Golden Star recognition program will be in addition to the quarterly RISEing Star winners…

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Generosity in Action

It was truly the season of giving as our Hannibal Regional Healthcare System team members took the challenge and helped support the HRHF Believe Campaign. Team members assisted the campaign by pledging over $100,000! The Foundation offers its sincerest appreciation for this overwhelming support. To date the campaign has raised nearly $1,000,000 and is on track to reach the $2.25 million dollar mark by the end of the year. This campaign is so important to our future and the excellence in service we offer our patients and families…thank you!

January 15, 2014
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RISE Team Christmas Party

Recently the RISE Team invited HRHS team members to step inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for yummy delectable food, a flowing chocolate river, scrumdiddlyupmtions candy galore and to take a ride in the magic Wonkavator (a.k.a the photobooth). Click the read more button to see more pictures!

January 15, 2014
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Compliance Corner – HIPAA

January 15, 2014

Information security is the process of protecting the availability, privacy, and integrity of data. As we continue to use more electronic devices in our daily work in the healthcare field, it is vital now more than ever to protect the confidential information housed in our computers, tablets, iPads, cell phones and portable memory devices (jump drives). Healthcare information must be accessible to team members and providers to do their job, yet the information must be secure within the electronic device.

Here are some ways to help keep confidential information secure…

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ACU Adopts a Family

During the 2013 Christmas season, the Ambulatory Care nurses adopted a family in need in the Hannibal area. In addition to team members in the ACU opening their hearts, they were also able to obtain additional donations from the Hannibal Families and Communities Together (F.A.C.T.) office.
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January 15, 2014
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Dr. Bukstein Honored for Work on Cancer Committee

Bukstein_and_BeanDr. Michael Bukstein was recently honored for his years of service as Chairman of the Cancer Committee. Dr. Bukstein has served as the Cancer Committee Chair in 1989, 1992-1993, and 2006 – 2013. Dr. Bukstein has been on the Cancer Committee since its inception in 1989. Dr. Bukstein is also part of the Missouri Cancer Consortium and has served on the American Cancer Society Board for the High Plains Division.

January 15, 2014
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Glaucoma Awareness

January 15, 2014

Lunch and Learn for HRHS team members with Dr. Larry Wood, HRMG Ophthalmologist. Dr. Wood will be discussing Glaucoma Awareness on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm in Conference Room A/B.

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JECCC Partners with American Cancer Society

The James E. Cary Cancer Center has recently partnered with the American Cancer Society and Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary to allow cancer patients the convenience of being fitted for a wig onsite or speaking with an American Cancer Society representative within Reflections Boutique. Volunteers from the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the American Cancer Society are staffing Reflections Boutique from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

January 15, 2014
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Betty Louderman Achieves Nurse Practitioner Degree

January 15, 2014

Betty Louderman has earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati along with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Louderman passed her Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination from ANCC and now has the credentials of MSN, AGPCNP-BC.

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HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

Front Row (left to right): Ashlee McCrod, RN, Surgery; Emily Gilbert, RN, ICU; Suzanne Bagent, RN, ICU; Kelsey Ott, Radiology Tech, Radiology; Denise Fogle, Coder, Health Information Management.   Back Row (left to right): Megan Shaw, RN, Women's Care Unit, Sarah Greenwald, RN, Nursing Administration, Peggy Stolberg, Patient Registration Clerk, Admitting; Debbie NIchols, Communications Operator, Communications; Larry Wood, MD, Ophthalmologist, HRMG Vision Institute. Front Row (left to right): Ashlee McCrod, RN, Surgery; Emily Gilbert, RN, ICU; Suzanne Bagent, RN, ICU; Kelsey Ott, Radiology Tech, Radiology; Denise Fogle, Coder, Health Information Management.
Back Row (left to right): Megan Shaw, RN, Women’s Care Unit, Sarah Greenwald, RN, Nursing Administration, Peggy Stolberg, Patient Registration Clerk, Admitting; Debbie NIchols, Communications Operator, Communications; Larry Wood, MD, Ophthalmologist, HRMG Vision Institute.

January 15, 2014
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HRMG Screenings and Educational Events Popular

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January 15, 2014

Hannibal Regional Medical Group prides itself on supporting the surrounding communities and  guiding the patient population to optimal health. One way that HRMG does this is by providing free health screenings and educational events. October 2013 In October Hannibal Regional Medical Group hosted its first Medicare informational seminar.  HRMG partnered with GDC Trust to present information to help educate those nearing the age of 65 and those who may want…

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