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myBJC Online Patient Medical Test Results Access

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is Making Medicine Better with Online Access for Patients.  MBSH offers sign up for access to the myBJC secure web site that allows you to access your own BJC laboratory and imaging test results online. Many patients request their laboratory or imaging results from the facility.  Having this information available to you online could eliminate an extra trip to the facility and any additional costs for copies.  myBJC is also a resource as it includes links to trusted patient education and information sites.  These sites are available to help you better understand your test results and learn how you can help improve your health.  Many health care providers also allow you to send secure e-mail messages through myBJC so that you can request an appointment or ask questions.  Through myBJC, patients can sign in to any computer or smart phone and have access to their own test results online.  Patients can register for access to myBJC by setting up a unique user name and password.  Those who sign up can access only their own medical information online.  Patients can sign up at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, or at most BJC facilities. If you have questions about where you can sign up, you can contact the myBJC patient support center at 888-747-1950 for information.  You can also find the contact information on www.mybjc.org.

Julia Henson receives Caring Spirit Award

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

 

MBSH Veterans Honored on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital recognized employees with military service with a short program and catered breakfast.   The National Anthem was played and a short video presentation prepared by the BJC Health System was shown during the celebration.  Each attending veteran had the opportunity to share something about their military experience with the group.

 

Kids-on-Track Finale

BJC Medical Group’s fall program: “Kids-on-Track” which was designed to promote better lifestyle activities for children 14 and under, held their Finale at the recent Community Wellness Event outside at the Sullivan High School track. 

 

Marketplace Insurance Enrollment has begun

If you lawfully reside in the United States, you are eligible to purchase a Marketplace insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.  If you don’t have access to other insurance, and are within certain income levels, you are also eligible for help in paying for a Marketplace plan.  In addition, if you purchased a plan through the Marketplace the prior year, you should re-consider your options for this year;  plan offerings and available financial support varies each year.

 

2014 Wellness Event Winners Drawn

The winners drawn from the individuals who participated at the 2014 Health Fair sponsored by Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital and the Sullivan School System have been named.  Debbie Carter of Sullivan was selected for the one-year membership to the Sullivan Sports, Fitness and Rehabilitation Center and Lester Isgriggs of Bourbon was selected for the one-hour massage. 

 

Set a goal!

After delivering twins in 2013, I was struggling to lose the extra weight that I had gained during my pregnancy.  While I was pregnant I found that I was less active and I was always hungry.  Burritos for breakfast sounded great and my husband’s country fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy were a pregnant girl’s dream!  The pounds just seemed to appear overnight.  After my twins were born, it was extremely difficult to find time to exercise.  I was exhausted, swollen and had a hard time even walking because I didn’t fit into my shoes.  But I knew I had to do something.  Carrying around 60 extra pounds wasn’t healthy and made it difficult to enjoy my two new bundles of love.  The only thing I had time to do was pack up the twins in the double stroller and head for the city lake walking track.

 

Jerrod Schlueter named MBSH Maintenance Manager

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital selected Jerrod Schlueter to be the new Maintenance Manager following the recent retirement of Dennis Crouch.   Jerrod’s experience in maintenance and construction has spanned over 15 years.

 

Dennis Crouch retires from Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Dennis Crouch served as Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Maintenance and Security Manager over the past seven years.  After a long and fulfilling career in maintenance and management, he chose to begin his retirement the first of November.

The Truth about Swelling

Swelling is a term used to describe a part of the body that increases with size &/or volume.   Despite this common, umbrella term “swelling”, there are various types.   Also there are numerous reasons why our body swells.  The two basic types of swelling are edema & lymphedema.  Edema is the water-base fluid that can build up in any part of the body. Usually edema results in shiny, tight skin texture which pits when the skin is squeezed.   Lymphedema is a protein-rich fluid that can also build up in any part of the body.  Usually lymphedema results in firm, dense skin texture that is non-pitting when the skin is squeezed.  Both of these types of fluids are centered around the lymphatic system. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Advice

  • You should do monthly self-breast exams.  If you have a monthly cycle it should be done the week after your menses.  If you do not have a regular menstrual cycle or you are post-menopausal, you should pick the same day every month to perform the exam.  Shower time is easiest when your hands are soapy.

  • Look for: skin changes in your breasts (dimpling, orange like appearance, discoloration, pulled in area; lumps or bumps that are hard like a rock not rubbery like a bouncy ball) that is in one breast and not in the other; a lump that is hard and doesn’t move back and forth between your fingers; suddenly your nipple goes inward and it wasn’t previously this way; or you have sudden nipple discharge (fluid).

  • When you do your monthly breast exam, make sure and check the area above the breast, up close to the shoulder bone, as well as the armpit for lumps.

  • The upper outer quadrant of the breast is the most likely place for breast cancer to start.

  • Mammograms can pick up very small lumps, whereas, we as humans can only feel about pea size lumps or larger.  That reason alone is why mammograms are so important for women over the age of 40.  For the younger patients, with a first degree relative (mother, sister) with breast cancer, we start mammograms at 40 or five years prior to on

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:

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.

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