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2014 Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Employee Recognition Celebration

The 2014 MBSH Service Awards Banquet took place at the Eagles Hall in Sullivan on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015.  The theme for this year’s event was “MBSH – Under the Big Top.”  When entering the hall through the “big top,” employees and guests were greeted by Tony and Mary Schwarm, the hospital president and his wife.   Tony was outfitted as the Ring Master and Mary was colorfully dressed as his assistant.  The tables were cheerfully decorated with balloons, boxes of Barnum’s Animal Crackers and bags of popcorn.  While the employees and guests gathered, they were treated to refreshments and self-service nacho bars.


Valentine's Day Special at SSFRC

Are you needing something to put a kick back into your step?  Do you need a suggestion for something to give your loved-one for Valentine's Day?  Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital's Sullivan Sports, Fitness and Rehab Center has something that would make a great gift.  If you purchase a one hour massage gift certificate in February, you can receive a 10% discount on your next massage.  Not only would you be making your loved-one happy, you can benefit from a discount on pampering yourself.

Stop by the Sullivan Sports, Fitness, & Rehab Center today, or call 573-468-1340 if you have any questions.

First Baby of 2015 arrives at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Hayla Smith was the first baby delivered at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in 2015.  She arrived on January 5, 2015 at 7:30 A.M weighing in at 6 pounds 10.8 ounces and 19” long.  Her parents are Kristina Montileone and Greg Smith.  Peter Lamble, MD was the delivering physician.  Hayla will be going home to one sister and five brothers.

4th Annual Cruise Dinner Fundraiser

Would you be interested in joining us for our 4th Annual Cruise Dinner Fundraiser?  The Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation has planned a fantastic Alaska trip to take place at Sullivan Eagles Hall on Saturday, February 28, 2015 beginning with a Cocktail party at 5:00 PM.  The dinner starts at 6:00 PM with Prime Rib and Fresh Baked Salmon followed by a Dessert Auction at 7:00 PM.  The evening continues at 8:00 PM with live music by Alderwood Band.


Tammy Bartholomew receives Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital would like to congratulate Tammy Bartholomew on recently receiving her Doctorate in Nursing Practice.  As part of her doctorate project she did a research study into pre-diabetes in youth.  The results of this study will be published within few months.  With her new degree, she will be more adept to use current research findings in her clinical practice.  Tammy practices medicine at the Steelville Medical Clinic.  You can schedule appointments to see her by calling 573-775-4600.

Boeuff Presbyterian Church provides hand-made gifts for Patients

Just in time for Christmas, Gerry Menz & Sara Grube brought in a box full of hand-made gifts to share with patients & babies at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  For several years now, the Ladies from the Boeuff Presbyterian Church Fellowship Group of Gerald have been sharing their talents by skillfully making these gifts to be given out at the Hospital.  The variety of items included scarves, baby hats, booties and afghans.  Each item was lovingly prepared and will be treasured by the patients who receive one.  “We are very grateful for the personal touch that organizations in our area do to make our patient’s hospital stay pleasant,” remarked Lisa Lochner, Assistant Administrator.


MBSH debuts Telemedicine Partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Exciting things are happening at the Obstetrical department of the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. The Labor & Delivery Department in conjunction with the St Louis Children’s Hospital NICU launched the baby connection Telemedicine partnership.   With the aid of specially equipped iPads with security features, video conferencing can be established between both hospitals for mothers whose babies are transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for a higher level of care.


Kathleen Hamel receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Kathy Hamel, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for November 2014.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.


The Gift of Presence…

As I prepared to return to work after delivering my youngest son Jack, I read these words in a book titled The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst, “The act of ‘being present’ will take you places.” She challenged readers to be present with a heart bent towards love, daring to look at what has been placed right in front of you. I thought about defining moments in my own life when I chose to fully embrace what was in front of me…moments that moved me beyond where I was into new and unfamiliar territory.  I had been present for my beautiful baby boy for three months, and it was time to once again be present for my patients also.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital announces its 2015 Medical Staff Officers

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is pleased to announce its Medical Staff Officers for 2015.   Thomas Jackson, MD, is the Chief of Staff, Alison Baker, MD is the Vice Chief of Staff and Matthew Zimmerman, DO, is the Secretary/Treasurer.


Clark’s Pharmacy donates to CAMP

Clark’s RX Sullivan donates $985.00 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.

Pictured:  Lisa Lochner, Assistant Administrator, MBSH, Shelley Jannings, Chief Pharmacist, Clark’s RX Sullivan, Tony Schwarm, President, MBSH

Will you be Holly and Jolly or a Bah-hum-bug?

We all want this time of year to be fun and relaxing; however, for many of us the holiday season is a hectic and crazy mess.  College students are cramming for final exams. The corporate world is pushing to reach end-of-year goals.   And let’s not forget the poor people in the health care industry that are taking care of everyone coming down with whatever is going around.

Determination, Hard Work and Rehab makes a Big Difference

Occasionally here at Missouri Baptist Hospital’s Sullivan, Sports, Fitness, & Rehab we have an individual who exceeds our expectations and moves on to do great things. Jake Collier is one of those individuals. Jake is a young man who is married with 3 young children and works as a welder by trade. Jake is also involved in MMA fighting, recently being called up to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

BJC Medical Group Launches New Website in Celebration of 20th Anniversary

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, BJC Medical Group is pleased to announce a new website design and revolutionary approach to how patients can find and connect with their doctors in the online space.

MBSH Emergency Department receives Heart LifeLine Alliance awards

When you or a loved one experience chest pain, you expect to receive prompt medical treatment. Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is proud to be able to provide that quality care to their community. Recently, their Emergency Department was recognized for the lowest transfer to first balloon inflation time and the lowest door in/door out times through the Heart LifeLine alliance. Simply put this means that if you are having a heart attack, they can get you where you need to go in the quickest time possible among rural hospitals in the Alliance.  For 2014, Heart LifeLine Alliance presented MBSH the Door In/Door Out and the Transfer Award.


Jennings Family Tradition of Toys for Children

The Jennings family delivered a large assortment of toys for children at the hospital over the Holiday.  It is the seventh year that their family has provided toys at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. This yearly tradition is done in loving memory of their son and brother Robert Jennings. Robert lost his life in a tragic accident after being hit by a truck when he was only nine years old.  For a week following the accident, the family was continually with him at the hospital until he passed away.  To help kids understand that a hospital does not have to be a scary place to go for medical care, the Jennings family conducts fund raisers throughout the year to be able to provide toys for area children who may be hospitalized over the holidays.  Regardless if they are visiting someone in the Emergency Department or being seen themselves, the Jennings family wants children to be more at ease in the health care environment.

Saturday Massages at SSFRH

Sullivan Sports, Fitness, & Rehab will be offering massages on the 1st Saturday of every month starting December 6th from 8-12:00!  Call us for a Saturday appointment or regular weekday appointments at 573-468-1340. 

Your Body is Talking. Are you Listening?

Are you someone who frequently experiences pain, soreness or discomfort in one or more parts of your body, such as a sore back, stiff neck, achy shoulder or sore knee?  If so, have you ever stopped and thought about it?  What does it mean?  Why is it happening?  Acknowledging the pain is the first and easiest part.  Figuring out the cause and what to do about it is a whole other kind of “pain”.


Julia Henson receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Julia Henson, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for October 2014.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation purchases new medical equipment

Several pieces of vital medical equipment have recently been purchased by the MBSH Hospital Foundation.  Capital budget allotments for new equipment never stretch far enough, so the availability help from the Hospital Foundation gives the departments a much needed boost.