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Community Health & Wellness Fair

Make sure you mark your calendars to participate in the 2014 Community Health & Wellness Fair.  This year's event will be taking place at the Sullivan High School again on Saturday, November 1, beginning at 7:00 AM and continuing until 11:00 AM. 

Health care preparedness for Ebola

As Ebola continues to dominate news around the world, patients, the general public and even health care workers are becoming understandably concerned about hospital preparedness and the ability to keep patients and employees safe in the event that Ebola appears in our local community.

MBSH Mammography Department Earns ACR Accreditation

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Medical Imaging Department 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.

Steven H. Lipstein, BJC HealthCare President & Chief Executive Officer, elected to Institute Of Medicine

BJC HealthCare President & CEO Steven Lipstein is among those who have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2014. Election to the IOM is considered among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The IOM elected 70 members from health care organizations across the country and 10 foreign associates.

Jeremy Delmont receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Jeremy Delmont, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for September 2014.  He was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.

Marketplace Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Available at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

What is Marketplace health insurance?

The Health Insurance Marketplace is an important part of the Affordable Care Act, and is intended to offer comprehensive, affordable, private insurance plans to legal residents who currently don’t have insurance. All of the plans sold through the Marketplace must cover the same basic set of services, and are limited in how much they can charge people for that coverage. Plans may not deny you coverage due to your previous medical history, and must provide free coverage of preventive services.  Some persons may even be eligible for financial assistance from the federal government to purchase one of these plans. This depends on two important factors:

MBSH Community Notes - Fall 2014

In this issue:
Getting Healthier: How a Heart Attack Ended Up Saving One Man’s Life
Why One Woman Chose to Have Her Baby at MBSH
Insurance Update: Healthcare Re-Enrollment & Accepted Medicare Advantage Plans
Hospital Adds Three More Physicians
Upcoming Events

The Importance of Warm-up & Cool-down time with Exercise

Whenever you are going to be engaged in exercise, it is essential to prepare your muscles for the workout with warm-up exercises.  It is also important to do cool-down exercises after a workout. 

Sullivan Sports, Fitness, & Rehab Center welcomes new Massage Therapist

Everybody needs a little TLC!  That’s why Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Sullivan Sports, Fitness, & Rehab Center is introducing their new massage therapist, Tammy Leigh Campbell. 

MBSH Sports Fitness & Rehab Center participates in Football Homecoming Parade

The Sports Fitness & Rehab Center built an ingenious float for Sullivan High School’s Football Homecoming parade this past week.  Local businesses, School organizations and classes entered floats in the recent parade kicking off the High School Football Homecoming weekend.  The floats were patterned after the “Wizard of Oz” theme and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Rehab department worked hours to fashion their float.  Props on the float included a giant fabric-covered chicken wire shaped football, goal posts and a scoreboard below a black & gold rainbow (school colors) with the phrase “There’s No Place Like Home Field.”  The numbers on the giant scoreboard showed a score of: Eagles 35, Indians 00 with 38 seconds left in the game.  Their float side banners displayed the message “MBSH Your #1 Sports Rehab!”

Spencer Sojka receives August 2014 Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Spencer Sojka, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for August 2014.  He was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.

Crawford Electric Cooperative purchases Medical Equipment for Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Proceeds from Crawford Electric Cooperative’s 2014 charity golf tournament provided the funds to purchase urgently needed equipment for Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Rehab departments. Two Holter Monitor’s were purchased for the Cardiac Rehab Department and a Recumbent Cycle was purchased for the Sullivan Sports Fitness and Rehab Center.

Mosaic Spotlights Diversity in Sullivan

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Employee Engagement Team is always looking for ways to celebrate staff diversity.  This year, the team distributed colorful cards to each department and asked MBSH employees to share something about themselves that was unique or interesting.  Once submitted, cards become part of a diversity mosaic displayed outside the cafeteria on the hospital’s lower level.

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.