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Steelville Student Athlete Gets Back in the Game

An avid athlete for most of her life, Kelsie Booker, 17, has excelled in a number of sports at Steelville High School, including basketball, softball, track and cross country. She loves the challenges that come with competing. However, a painful knee injury would challenge Kelsie’s competitive spirit in ways she never imagined.


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. 


Tin Man Award presented to Jim Hanny, Speech Therapist

Representatives from Developmental Services of Franklin County (DSFC), Sullivan House Group Home and Pam Lewis came to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center to present Jim Hanny, speech therapist with their “Tin Man Award.”  The Tin Man Award, is a special recognition DSFC gives annually to an individual who has exhibited outstanding heart-felt compassion to benefit one of their clients.  It is an award that is generally given to an individual within their own organization, but this year Jim Hanny, speech therapist at the MBSH Sullivan Sports Fitness and Rehabilitation Center was nominated to receive the award because of his exceptional efforts on behalf of his patients.  

Speech Generating Communication Device Makes a Difference for Long Time Sullivan Resident

Pamela Lewis is a 51 year old woman who was referred to our clinic by her physician in April of this year. Pam has cerebral palsy and has great difficulty with communication.  As a child Pam was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy—her muscles alternate between floppy and tense resulting in difficulty holding her body in a steady, upright position for sitting posture, walking, control of arms and legs, and control of her head and neck muscles. She has never walked and cannot sit alone. What caused this unfortunate condition and life challenge for Pam was that she was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck—causing anoxia.


Caring For Our Community

At Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Sullivan Sports, Fitness, and Rehab, we have the opportunity to meet and work with many members of our community here in Sullivan, and surrounding communities. At SSFR our patients become our friends as we learn more about them - their joys, pains, and aspirations. In response, SSFR staff would like to highlight some of the hard work and accomplishments of our friends, your neighbors.

Heart Patient Receives Life-Saving Stent Thanks to his Observant Internist

“I am so grateful to Dr. Barbin and Shannon., said Carl Wilson. “I was having a heart attack. They saved my life.”

92-Year-Old Walks Again with Help from the Wound Care Center

I’m doing great today thanks to Dr. Turlington and the Wound Care Center staff,” said Florence Schaefferkoetter. “My husband and I really appreciated their attentiveness. They let me walk again.”

Beekeeper Receives Life-Saving Treatment After Suffering Multiple Bee Stings

“If it weren’t for Dr. Modad and his wonderful staff, I may not be alive today,” said beekeeper Charles Jeckmen, whose life was saved at the Cuba Medical Clinic after 35 beestings and an allergic reaction.

Heartfelt Appreciation

People often send us notes of heartfelt appreciation. Here's what our patients and their families say about our staff and services.