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Clark's Pharmacy Donates to MBSH CAMP Program

Clark’s RX Sullivan donates $565.00 to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital C.A.M.P. – Community Assisting Medical Patients.  “We appreciate businesses like Clark’s RX Sullivan helping support our mission…to improve the health of the communities we serve,” stated Lisa Lochner, Assistant Administrator.

The Truth About Swelling, Part II: Wounds and Lymphedema

Lymphedema (chronic swelling) is the protein-rich fluid that becomes congested within our body.  The lymphatic system vessels lay directly below the skin throughout our entire body; these vessels drain towards the lymph nodes.  The lymph nodes are located in our neck, armpits, stomach, and groin.   The lymphatic system transports lymph which is comprised of excess protein, blood cells, water, and bacteria.  This lymph is then transported back toward our heart, specifically to the thoracic duct, and returned to our blood circulation; later this fluid becomes part of our urine.  In a normal, healthy adult, we transport approximately 2-3 liters of lymphatic fluid out of the body on a daily basis.  When our body is unable to transport this fluid, we then have a buildup of excess fluid in an extremity or extremities within our body; this is lymphedema.  In addition to heaviness, volume increase, and decreased cosmetic appeal of the extremity, the extremity is now at a higher risk for a wound developing.


Jennifer Eaton receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Jennifer Eaton, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for February 2015.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Using 3D Technology for Screening Mammography

Beginning March 1, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) began offering digital breast screening mammography with tomosynthesis – or 3D mammography – for all screening mammograms performed in the hospital’s radiology department. The hospital is one of only a few in Missouri to offer this 3D mammography. Mammography is one of the best tools in the fight against breast cancer. With the addition of 3D technology, the screening mammogram has now become that much more effective.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Announces Transition on the Board

After playing a major role in the establishment of the hospital in Sullivan and serving on the board for over 52 years, Mr. Joe Owens is stepping aside for his daughter Jayne Mastin, to take over his place on the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Board.  Joe will continue to serve as a member of the Patient Care Committee of the board.  “With Mr. Owens’ business ventures in the community and his dedication to establish and grow the Sullivan Hospital, he has been an extremely valuable member on the board of directors.  We are very pleased that Mrs. Mastin will be assuming his role on the board,” commented Tony Schwarm, MBSH President.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital offers a Transitional Care Program

 In support of an overall plan to meet the needs of the community today and in the future, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is pleased to announce the establishment of an enhanced Transitional Care program.   “Transitional Care is a high quality, evidence-based program for patients who are well enough to leave a traditional hospital setting but still have nursing, therapy, or respiratory needs that may not be optimally met in their homes or skilled nursing facilities.  Some examples of these needs would include frequent intravenous medications, tracheostomy tube care, wound care, or intensive physical, occupational, or speech therapy,” said Jessica Stroup, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager of Transitional Care at MBSH. 

Clinical Quality Measures at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Hospitals across the country are always looking for ways to improve care and outcomes for their patients, and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is no exception. We are continually reviewing our performance on Clinical Quality Measures and their impact on patient care and outcomes. Clinical Quality Measures are used for assessing the treatment, processes, and health outcomes of patients with a specific disease or illness.

Missouri Baptist Foundation 5th Annual Cruise Fund-raiser a Tremendous Success

With the overwhelming support of our local community on an extremely snowy night, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Foundation Cruise Dinner was once again an incredible success!  Nearly 200 guests glided into the Sullivan Eagles Hall to enjoy the event.

SHS Art Class paints Backdrop for Hospital Cruise Dinner

Ms. Valerie Crawford’s Sullivan High School Art Class painted a beautiful photo backdrop for the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation’s Cruise Dinner fundraiser.  It is a breathtaking Alaskan snowcapped mountain scene.  MBSH Foundation thanks the art class for sharing their talent at the annual fundraiser event.


Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Today

With New Year’s resolutions fading and winter still hanging around, the motivation for exercising regularly easily goes by the wayside.  It’s easy to blame the cold, a long day at work or even say “I’ll do it tomorrow.” This is the perfect time to find other reasons to exercise and stay healthy year round.


Fit 4 Kids being offered at MBSH Rehab Center

Fit 4 Kids!  Getting FIT can be FUN!  Come join our new 6-week cardio and strengthening fitness class for kids on Monday & Thursday afternoons starting Thursday, April 2, 2015!  There will be 2 classes, a Youth Class for ages 6-12 and a Teen Class for ages 13-15.  The Youth Class has 8 spots available and will be from 5:00 - 5:30 pm and the Teen Class has 5 spots available and will be from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.  The cost of the class is $30 (for the 12 sessions) plus $10 for the initial assessment for a total of $40 for the entire 6-week class.  Kids are encouraged to bring an inexpensive yoga mat, however, a mat is not mandatory.  Fit-4-Kids is instructed by Berri Stroup, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and will be held at Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness at 216 W. Main Street in Sullivan, MO.  Give Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness a call to enroll before all the spots are taken!  573-468-1340

Stacey Dace receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Stacey Dace, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for January 2015.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.


MBSH Cardiac Rehab promotes “Go Red for Women”

This year, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Cardiac Rehab Department is promoting heart health throughout the month of February with various campaigns and educational displays.  On February 6, which was the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” day promoting an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease, the rehab staff offered blood pressure screenings and had an educational table set up near the cafeteria.  Employees and visitors of the hospital were given the opportunity to have their blood pressure taken provided with information about heart health and shown the effects of food choices on their heart and circulatory system.  During the noon promotion, 57 individuals were given blood pressure tests and registered in a drawing to win a massage.

Secretary’s Aches and Pains

My name is Linda.  I work as a secretary/tech for Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital at Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness in Cuba, MO.  Most of the day I am sitting behind a desk, looking at a computer and answering the phone.  This means I do not get enough exercise.  Sometimes hours will go by and I have not moved from my chair.  I have started experiencing some back stiffness from sitting and sometimes my wrists feel tired and aching from using the keyboard.


Look Good Feel Better Program at MBSH

Look Good Feel Better is a free workshop that teaches women in active cancer treatment simple beauty techniques for skin care, makeup application and coping with hair loss.  Participants receive a complimentary bag of makeup valued at $200.00 from leading cosmetic companies to use in the session and at home.  Trained beauty professionals help with dealing with the physical side effects that often happen during treatment.


Pizza Lunch for Hospital Staff

At a recent appointment to the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center, Walter Olms and his son, Ethan, brought several boxes of Domino’s Pizza for the staff and patients.  “It is a way for me to say thanks for all of the great care that I have received from Dr. Jason Li and the oncology staff” exclaimed Walter Olms.  He also wanted to be sure all of the other employees that he encountered at the hospital over the years were included. 


The Critical Core

Muscles move bones in a synchronized pattern, combining contraction on one side and controlled lengthening on the opposite side for smooth movement and optimum joint congruency.  Muscles also support and protect joints, and provide stability for the proximal joints (the joints closest to the trunk or core) so the distal joints (joints farthest from the core) can move.  Muscles need to be balanced with their strength and lengths to protect joints from injuries and abnormal wear. 

Making Time

Well, here we are at 2015. I cannot believe how fast 2014 just flew by.  Actually, within our office and life, we often hear the phrase “how time flies” and “I ain’t got time for that!”

2015 Hospital Auxiliary Officers Inducted

During the annual Auxiliary meeting held on January 26, 2015, the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Auxiliary officers were formally appointed.  The women selected to guide the Hospital Auxiliary through 2015 are Mary Miller, Secretary and Historian, Pat Blanton, Treasurer,  Dean Beyreis, President and Penny Seaton, Vice President.  This group is made up of long-time members who have volunteered thousands of hours of their time to the Auxiliary program through the years.  Their dedication and experience is valuable to the ongoing service the Auxiliary provides to the hospital and community.

BJC Medical Group Expands in Sullivan

BJC Medical Group, the physician organization of BJC HealthCare, expanded significantly in 2014 to meet the growing health care needs of the community. Last year, BJC Medical Group added 59 new providers in Missouri and Illinois.