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MBSH Wound Care Physician, Jennifer Barbin, MD, CWSP earns Certified Wound Specialist – Physician distinction from American Board of Wound Management

Dr. Jennifer Barbin, MD, CWSP has earned the Certified Wound Specialist – Physician (CWSP) distinction from the American Board of Wound Management. Dr. Barbin is a panel physician at the Wound Care Center® at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, one of the nearly 800 Wound Care Centers in the Healogics, Inc.TM network.

 

Margie Juergens receives AAPC certification in ICD-10 Medical Coding

Margie Juergens, CPC (Certified Professional Coder) recently completed training to become AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) certified in ICD-10 which is the latest version in Medical Coding.  Margie is the Office Coordinator in the Medical Office Building at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  This change is being adopted in the United States by October 1, 2015.  The last update in coding was done in 1977.  With the ICD-10 implementation, the medical codes will increase from 13,600 to more than 144,000.

 

Enjoyable Evening at the Sullivan City Pool for the Duck Derby

There was a nice turnout of people for the 5th Annual Duck Derby on August 6 at the Sullivan City Swimming Pool.  This fundraiser is earmarked to support patients and families in the surrounding community who qualify for financial assistance for health related services through Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation. 

 

Tremendously Successful 2015 Kids-on-Track Program

The Kids-on-Track Finale took place on Saturday, July 25 at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital walking track.  There were over 117 kids who turned out for the final event, making this year’s program a tremendous success.

 

Maintenance Services at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital maintenance staff has been very busy.  Early in the year they worked to bring new life to the MBSH Therapy & Wellness-Cuba located at 314 East Washington Street in Cuba. Moving the Therapy & Wellness to the new location in the front of their current space was taxing, but well worth the effort.  With windows, a few new walls, better lighting and a new color scheme, the Center has a new look that is both inviting and very relaxing.  With the addition of private rooms and a Massage Therapist every Thursday, this is certainly a place to relax and recuperate.  Make it a point to stop in and see the excellent craftsmanship of the MBSH Maintenance Department.

 

Skin Cancer Prevention Presentation

Dr. Richard Bell, MD, a Dermatologist from St. Louis who comes out to see patients at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Specialty Clinic, recently gave an informative presentation on Skin Cancer and its prevention.  Skin cancer is the most common cancer among humans with a million people in the United States being diagnosed every year with some type of the disease. 

 

MBSH Community Notes Summer 2015

In This Issue
Occupational Therapy Helps Patient Recover from Acute Lymphedema
Regaining Independence with Transitional Care Services
3D Mammograms Now Available
Treatment for Infectious Diseases
Hospital Board Announces Member Change

EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week Promoted

A good massage can help you feel better. When massage therapy is a part of a formal rehab plan – or when you’re stressed and just want to relax – the licensed massage therapist (LMT) at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Therapy and Wellness Center can combine the right touch and techniques to help you feel comfortable.  This week is National “EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week.”  Consider scheduling a massage for yourself.

 

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!!” 

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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