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Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Imaging Center Earns ACR Accreditation

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Imaging Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

 

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital participates in the Meramec Community Fair Parade

MBSH and the MBSH Therapy and Wellness Center entered floats into the 2015 Meramec Community Fair Parade again this year.  The theme for the 29th annual event was “Ready, Set, Let’s Ride!!” 

 

Dining to Donate at Applebee’s

Enjoy a meal that’s filling and fulfilling at the same time.  On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, the Sullivan Applebee’s restaurant is opening their “Dining to Donate” program to benefit Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  15% of your bill that evening will be donated to the hospital as long as you present the attached flyer to your server.  Support you hometown hospital on July 29 at Applebee’s by having your dinner out.  You can also order carryout during that time by calling Applebee’s at 573-860-2143 which will count as long as you submit the flyer.

Physical Therapy during Pregnancy

We all know how much the female body changes during pregnancy, and oftentimes these changes contribute to pain.  Many women may experience neck pain, headaches, mid back pain, hip and low back pain, sciatic nerve pain, and foot pain.  Weight gain, changes in center of gravity, stretching of joints and ligaments for the growing baby, and over stretching and weakness of muscles will change posture and lead to this pain.  As our babies grow, we want to provide the best environment and nutrition for them, including taking as few medications as possible.  So how do you deal with this pain so you can continue to function in life and work?  I would suggest Physical Therapy.

 

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults is Rapidly Increasing

The increase of substance use by the baby boomer generation is now reaching epidemic levels.   Recent studies indicate adults 50 and older use and abuse prescription drugs as well as over the counter drugs at alarming rates.  Problematic use of prescription drugs may involve borrowing a medication from a friend or a relative, using higher doses than intended, extending the period of use, hoarding medications, and worst of all, taking medications in conjunction with alcohol.

 

Kids-on-Track Marathon Kick-off

Despite the rainy day, the Kids-on-Track Kick-off was able to take place in a narrow window of time on Saturday morning, May 30 at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital walking track.  There were 53 registered children present to mark the start of their summer regimen of physical activities by completing the initial 1-mile run/walk/wheel event.  The Bike Rodeo was postponed until the KOT finale on July 25.  On that day the Cub Scouts Pack 444 and the Healthy Sullivan Coalition will conduct the drawing for a free bike. 

 

MBSH Medical Staff Scholarships presented

The 2015 Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Medical Staff Scholarships were recently presented to two local graduates who are planning to pursue professional medical careers.  This is the fourth year that MBSH medical staff has offered their support to local high school graduates from the hospital service area.  The program began by awarding one $1,000.00 scholarship.  Last year, the medical staff chose to start offering two $1,000.00 scholarships.  Both of the students chosen were 2015 Sullivan High School graduates.  Kaitlynn Hill and Michael McDermott were selected from the many candidates.

Sullivan Medical Office is offering Sports Physicals

The Sullivan Medical Office at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital will be offering Sports Physicals again this year.  They will be offered during the months of June and July in the Weekend Clinic from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.   Physicals are walk-in only and the athletes under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.  Please be sure to bring the completed MSHSAA pre-participation physical evaluation history form to the visit.  The cost of the physicals are $20.00.  If you have any questions, please call 573-860-6000.

 

Click here for the MSHSAA Physical form 


Click here for the MSHSAA Concussion Information form

Local Wound Care Center® Participates in Second Annual Wound Care Awareness Week

Sullivan, MO (May 21, 2015) – The Wound Care Center at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of chronic wounds. The second annual Wound Care Awareness Week, sponsored by Healogics, is being held from June 1 to June 5, 2015.  One of nearly 800 Healogics managed centers, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Wound Care Center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.  Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify patients who may benefit from advanced wound care.

MBSH Therapy & Wellness in Cuba is here for you, BIGGER and BETTER!

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s physical therapy department is growing!   MBSH Therapy & Wellness offers physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy in downtown Sullivan, MO.  Since 2006, rehabilitation services have also been offered in Cuba and the surrounding community at 316 E. Washington Street in the back of the Lewis Center or, as some may remember it, the old bowling alley.  The clinic was small and a little dark without any windows, but the patients got well and the caseload continued to grow until it became clear – MBSH Therapy & Wellness in Cuba needed more space.

 

Kids On Track Health Promotions planned again this year

The Kids On Track activities are scheduled to begin with a kick-off on Saturday, May 30.  Area children began last summer by being encouraged to complete a half marathon.  The event promoted such a positive life-style that the children are being challenged to complete a full marathon of 26.2 miles this year.

 

Healthcare Week celebrated at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Employees of MBSH were treated to a variety of fun activities during the week of May 11, 2015.  The celebrations began with the department managers distributing “Years of Caring” ribbons to their staff. The ribbons identify the number of years each employee has been employed with BJC HealthCare.  Gift packs were presented to each employee which included a logoed insulated lunch pack, thermal tumbler, mini led flashlight and a memo book and pen.   Employees enjoyed a free dress-down day on Wednesday and were treated to a mouthwatering Bar-B Q lunch on Thursday. The week of fun concluded on Friday afternoon with a delicious root beer float for each employee.  An enjoyable week of celebration and recognition was had by all.

Breast Health Lecture at MBSH

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital hosted its second “Let’s Talk Health over Lunch” program on May 6.  The topic covered in this session was regarding breast health.  Geoffrey Hamill, MD, section chief, mammography and breast imaging at Missouri Baptist Medical Center was the main presenter at the luncheon.  He gave an overview about breast cancer, discussing the types of breast cancer, risk factors, how to perform self-breast exams and the importance of getting a yearly mammogram.  Dr. Hamill explained the difference between digital mammography and the new 3D tomography mammogram and how the 3D technology allows for even better detection of small breast lesions.  He presented case studies which showed lesions which would have been missed if not for 3D technology being used for the mammogram. 

 

Jason Long, RN, recognized during National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week was celebrated May 6-12 across the country.  BJC Healthcare selected Registered Nurses from each of their hospitals to share their stories in the system publication: BJC TODAY.  The individuals selected were those who came from other professions.  Jason Long, an emergency department RN was chosen from Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

 

Mother/Daughter Career Paths Go Full Circle

Terry Brown began her nursing career in the early 1980s following graduation.  She started working at the Sullivan Community Hospital, which later became Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, taking on various leadership positions.  Over time, she soon found herself missing the interaction with the patients who she had grown to love.  Completing additional specialized training, she made her way to the oncology department where she discovered her “calling.”  Her total devotion was to the department, even assisting in the design of our new MBSH Cancer Infusion Center.  In addition to giving her undivided attention to caring for all types of individuals diagnosed with numerous types of cancers, she remains focused, detail oriented, driven, smart, and follows a strong work ethic.

 

Fond Memories of Dr. Musa Modad and growing up in a Midwest Community

Despite being born in Argentina and having lived in a dozen cities, whenever I am asked “Where are you from?” I always answer “a small town in Missouri.”  And even though I haven’t lived there for over 10 years, it is still the place that I fondly consider home.

 

Dr. Modad leaving the Sullivan area after 22 years of service

After serving the health care needs of thousands of patients in our local communities, Dr. Modad is relocating to Idaho to work in a medical practice with his son, Guillermo.  Over his many years of taking care of patients in our community, his children grew up, went on to school to become medical professionals.  The three older children are medical doctors and the youngest daughter is studying to become a Dentist. 

 

Employee Wellness event held at Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank, recently offered a Wellness Event for all of their employees at the Peoples Bank of Cuba.  Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was invited to provide a variety of health screenings and informational exhibits for the event.  Screenings offered included bone density, flexibility tests, body mass index, blood pressure and blood work.  Educational information was offered on ergonomics, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and nutrition advice.  Employees were also able to have a chair massage during the event.  “We are thrilled to partner with Peoples Bank in offering health information and screenings to promote better health for their employees.  MBSH has great resources, and we enjoy the opportunity to share those with the community.” commented Natalie Counts, MBSH Community Educator.

 

Amelia Aaron, Med-Surg RN performing blood pressure check on JoAnn Queen, Peoples Bank Assistant Vice President/Compliance Officer

BJC Receives National Recognition for Workplace Support, Inclusive Hiring Practices

BJC HealthCare’s continuing efforts to reach candidates with disabilities for employment opportunities received national recognition from the vocational rehabilitation community. BJC received the National Employment Team (NET) Business Partner Award from the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), the national organization of chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies that help individuals with physical and mental disabilities get job training and find jobs.

Melissa Arambula-Wienhoff receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Melissa Arambula-Wienhoff, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for March 2015.  Melissa has been employed as a cook in the cafeteria since March 2013 and was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.

 

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