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New Therapy Programs offered at MBSH New Hope Center

Dr. Jim Huitt, Program Director of New Hope Behavioral Health at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is proud to announce the addition of two additional program elements to the inpatient psychiatric program.  These include Music Therapy and Animal-assisted Therapy.

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Laboratory receives CAP accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Laboratory, Sullivan, Missouri based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

BJC Medical Group Sponsoring a Half Marathon

Would you like to participate in a half marathon?  The BJC Medical Group is sponsoring a FREE “Kids on Track” 13.1 mile event beginning on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s walking track for children ages 14 and younger.  The kids are being challenged to go this distance at their own pace and style by running, walking, biking or skating.  Registration is at 8:00 AM with the event beginning at 9:00 AM.  It will be held rain or shine unless there are dangerous weather conditions.

Hospital Foundation funds Cancer/Infusion Center Sign

Thanks to funds from the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation, a building sign was recently installed to identify the location of the Hospital’s Cancer/Infusion Center.  The sign is placed on the wall of the center facing the healing garden.  It helps patients who may not be familiar with the hospital campus to easily find the Cancer/Infusion Center.  “We are very grateful for the continued support of our Foundation Board Members and individuals in our community who generously donate to our Hospital Foundation,” commented Lisa Lochner, Assistant Administrator.

Watch Your Back During Hay Season

It’s that time of year again.  Driving through the country side, everywhere you look there are fields of raked hay which will soon be bound into large round bales or smaller square bales.  Though everybody loves the smell of fresh cut hay and the comfort of knowing there’s a nice food source stash for livestock during the winter, there is danger involved in the necessary chore.

Why I became a Therapist

Most people know what they want to do early in their life.  But for some of us it takes a little bit longer.  Several years ago, I knew I wanted to go back to school and start a new career, but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do.  Sometimes fate has to give you a little nudge and point you in the right direction.  In my case, fate nudged me down a pile of rocks.  That’s right, my journey started by falling.  I was picking up large stones for a home project when I suddenly lost my balance and fell.  The fall fractured my wrist in several places and required surgery, followed by several weeks of occupational therapy to regain the use of my hand and wrist.  

BJC Medical Group Family Nurse Practitioners

The BJC Medical Group has an impressive team of Family Nurse Practitioners providing healthcare at its local medical offices.  Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) are registered nurses who, through advanced education and training, provide high-quality, acute and specialty healthcare services similar to those of a physician. 

Denise Sutton receives July Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Denise Sutton, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for July 2014. Sutton has been employed with Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital since December 2011 as a patient service representative in the Sullivan medical office building.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.

Missouri Baptist Specialty Clinic Welcomes Rheumatologist

We are very pleased to announce that Rheumatologist, Saulat Mushtaq, M.D. from the St. Louis Medical Clinic will be joining our Specialty Clinic in Sullivan.  Dr. Mushtaq will begin seeing patients on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Tracy Shepherd receives June Caring Spirit Award

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

Mandy Killeen receives May Caring Spirit Award

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

Pre-Teens and Teens Still need vaccines

As kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off. Plus, older kids can also develop risks for other diseases. Health check-ups and sports or camp physicals can be a good opportunity for your preteens and teens to get the recommended vaccines. Vaccines can help our kids stay healthy, and most states require certain vaccinations before school starts again in the fall. The vaccines for preteens are very safe.

Peoples Bank donates to C.A. M.P. for a Cause

Stacy Counts, representing Peoples Bank, presented Lisa Lochner, MBSH Assistant Administrator, with a check for $250.00 benefitting this year’s CAMP for a Cause Duck Derby.  C.A.M.P.  stands for “Community Assisting Medical Patients” and as the name suggests, helps those in need pay for pharmacy prescriptions, durable medical equipment or hospital services.  “We are very pleased with the support that businesses and individuals provide for the less fortunate in our area,” remarked Lisa Lochner.  “Generous contributions like these make a big difference in the well-being of others in our community.” 

New Physicians Joining Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

We are pleased to announce that we have three new physicians joining the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital provider group.  Each one was very much needed to fill in for recently vacated positions in Family Practice and Hospitalist services.

Winners named in the 2014 C.A.M.P. for a Cause Duck Derby

The Duck Derby benefitting C.A.M.P. for a Cause was a tremendous success once again this year.  The Duck Derby is a culmination of fund-raising activities planned throughout the year to raise money for C.A.M.P. for a Cause.  CAMP stands for Community Assisting Medical Patients with the money raised used to help patients with prescriptions, durable medical equipment or hospital services. 

More Than You Bargained For

Summertime garage sale-ing can be fun and rewarding.  I’ve enjoyed the thrill of finding great bargains at yard sales for over 10 years.   I love getting out in the fresh air, socializing with friends, family, and other sale-goers, learning the history of various items, and, of course, the anticipation and excitement of finding that one great bargain of the day.  It gives me a sense of well-being knowing that I am reusing/repurposing items instead of contributing to a landfill, finding good, gently-used items for charities, or discovering the perfect gift for a friend.   Where I used to have Friday night “Girls’ Night Out”, now I love Saturday morning “BFF Garage Sale-ing!”  It’s a great way to get some exercise and reduce stress. 

Surgical Services at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

The Surgical Services Department at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital offers a variety of surgery options in a modern, state-of-the-art surgical suite.  Our staff consists of caring and compassionate surgeons, anesthesia, registered nurses, and other medical professionals trained to provide excellent surgical care. 

Diabetes: What you need to know

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that results in prolonged levels of elevated blood sugar in your system.  In 2012, the American Diabetes Association estimated that 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had diabetes.  Diabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Missouri Baptist Sullivan

Beginning in the spring of 2014, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services expanded coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services for beneficiaries with chronic heart failure (CHF).   CHF is now be added to other existing diagnosis which include: Post MI, Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG), Current stable angina, Heart valve repair or replacement, Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting and heart or heart lung transplant.  CHF is one of the top reasons for hospitalizations and readmissions in the Medicare population.  Cardiac Rehabilitation along with other services below are offered in the Cardiology department at Missouri Baptist Sullivan.

New Faces in the Care Coordination Department at MBSH

There are three new faces in the Care Coordination Department at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  This is in response to the recent retirement of Karen Rohrer and Barbara Marcus, who collectively had 41 years of experience in care coordination at MBSH.  Erin Smith, RN is one of two new case managers hired.  Erin has worked at MBSH for the past seven years, most recently as a nurse in the intensive care department.  Laura Tuschhoff, RN has also taken on the role of case manager.  Laura has worked at MBSH and BJC Corporate for the past 14 years, most recently as the clinical information systems coordinator.  Samantha Alu, RN has worked as Clinical Quality Specialist at MBSH for over 4 years, and is additionally taking on the role of Clinical Documentation Specialist.