Lending a Helping Hand

Hawker2Jordan Hawker, daughter of HRHS team member Melissa Hawker, is a Physical Therapy student at Southwest Baptist University. Jordan recently participated in two physical therapy mission trips, visiting Lima, Peru and Carrefour, Haiti where she helped treat many patients and pass along donations from community members.

While in Peru, Jordan saw a number of pediatric patients and handed out  bubbles that were donated by Shelley Bergman with HRH Pediatric Therapy. Jane Cline, wife of  HRMG physician Dr.Edward Cline, also made the trip to Peru where she donated gait trainers, standers and a wheelchair that she had been able to obtain.  Jordan and Jane fitted several patients for wheelchairs and orthotics during the trip and watched how the kids enjoyed the bubbles!

September 9, 2014
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Cornerstone Society Banquet Honors Donors and a Legacy

cornerstone_harderThe annual Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation Cornerstone Society Banquet was held on September 4th to recognize and thank Cornerstone Society members for their invaluable support, as well as demonstrate the difference their donations make in the lives of community members.  Dr. Wendy Harrington, CEO and President of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation,  Mr. Todd Ahrens, CEO and President of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, and Mr. Don Warren, Chair of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, offered their appreciation to all donors and thanked them for continuing their investment in saving lives and having a positive impact in our community.

September 9, 2014
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Getting Started with the FollowMyHealth Patient Portal

September 9, 2014

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is proud to announce the launch of the brand new FollowMyHealth Patient Portal. The FollowMyHealth Patient Portal offers enhanced features over the previous portal and gives providers and patients 24/7 access to their health records and better continuity of care. Having information archived electronically also allows both patients and providers to review archived information that may still be clinically relevant. The use of patient portals has…

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FREE Exercise Classes

exercise-classDid you know FREE exercise classes are offered for HRHS Team Members?  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Trista Long leads different exercise classes to help team members in their journey to better health.  All classes are held in the Shinn Lane Large Training Room.  All classes can be modified to fit any level of fitness and are held in a fun and supportive atmosphere where every participant is set up for success.  The journey to better health is easier if not taken alone and in these classes the focus is on being healthy and strong, not skinny.

September 9, 2014
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August Golden Star Winners Announced

September 9, 2014

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…

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James E. Cary Cancer Center Offers Lung Screenings

Doctor examining a lung radiographyLung Cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths. At least 80% of lung cancer deaths are thought to be a result of smoking. The longer you smoke and the more packs a day you smoke, the greater risk.

67% of lung cancers diagnosed at Hannibal Regional Hospital were either stage III or IV which is directly affects patient outcomes and survival. Overall Stage I and II lung cancers are found at a slightly lower rate than nationally.

September 9, 2014
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HRH Auxiliary Helping the Community

Each year the  Auxiliary celebrates the amazing volunteers that contribute over 27,000 hours of service by hosting a fun evening for them.  This year as part of that event the  Auxiliary  collected food items for the local Buddy Pack program  from the volunteers and team members at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.  Loretta Bringer, Chairperson for the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary Recruitment and Retention committee said “ Children are a community’s biggest asset and anything we can do to support them is a worthy cause.”

buddypack1 Pictured is Tom Dugger, Executive Director of F.A.C.T, Nancy Cruse, HRH Auxiliary President, Delores Bergman, HRH Auxiliary Member, Loretta Bringer, HRH Auxiliary Recruitment and Retention Committee Chairperson, Alicia Rollins, Director – Volunteer Services, and Dr. Wendy Harrington, President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation.

September 9, 2014
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Charity Sporting Clay Shoot to Benefit James E. Cary Cancer Center

shattered-clay-pigeonLocal businesses are teaming up to offer a Charity Sporting Clay Shoot benefiting the James E. Cary Cancer Center.  U.S. Bank and Continental Cement are hosting the Shoot. Tom Boland Ford is the Official Sponsor. The event will be held at Ka-Tonka Gaming Preserve, 27290 Cumberland Trail, New London, Missouri on October 4, 2014.  Teams of four will participate in a 100 shot, 10 station event with fun, side shooting games as well.  All event proceeds will support the purchase of new equipment, improving the care of local cancer patients of the James E. Cary Cancer Center and the new equipment to improve the care of local cancer patients being purchased which will greatly benefit our local cancer patients.  For more information about team registration and how you can participate, contact Mary Matychowiak at U.S. Bank, 573-248-8106 or contact the Foundation office at 573-629-3577.

September 9, 2014
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Compliance Corner – Fax Machines and HIPAA

September 9, 2014

All possible precautions must be taken to prevent a HIPAA breach of confidentiality in healthcare organizations, including faxed documents.  Most healthcare organizations have an urgent and important need for using Fax machines for business purposes.  HIPAA breaches involving Faxes are a top area of concern in healthcare.     Recommendations for secure faxing:       ALWAYS double check the fax number of the location you are faxing documents to.       Use HRHS approved…

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Loeffler Earns PhD

Vern-LoefflerCongratulations to Dr. Vern Loeffler for recent completion of his PhD in Organization and Management. Dr. Loeffler’s dissertation titled “User Perceptions of Computerized Physician Order Entry and Decision Support Systems on Adverse Drug Events” was accepted by his doctoral committee at Cappella University. He attended the graduation ceremony in Minneapolis, MN on August 16, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA. In earning this degree, Dr. Loeffler adds to his impressive educational repertoire that includes Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. When asked what his plans are now that he holds a second doctorate, Dr. Loeffler humorously says he would equally enjoy teaching or becoming a barista!

September 9, 2014
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HRHS Welcomes New Team Members

Jalen Pettitt, Teacher, Hannibal Children's Center; Lacey Hagan, RN, CDU; Dara Poppe, RN, Emergency Services; Ashley Morrison, RN, Surgery; Jori Bottorff, Scrub Tech, Surgery; and Darlene Graves, Director Case Management, Utilization Management. Jalen Pettitt, Teacher, Hannibal Children’s Center; Lacey Hagan, RN, CDU; Dara Poppe, RN, Emergency Services; Ashley Morrison, RN, Surgery; Jori Bottorff, Scrub Tech, Surgery; and Darlene Graves, Director Case Management, Utilization Management.

September 9, 2014
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