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Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Today

With New Year’s resolutions fading and winter still hanging around, the motivation for exercising regularly easily goes by the wayside.  It’s easy to blame the cold, a long day at work or even say “I’ll do it tomorrow.” This is the perfect time to find other reasons to exercise and stay healthy year round.


Fit 4 Kids being offered at MBSH Rehab Center

Fit 4 Kids!  Getting FIT can be FUN!  Come join our new 6-week cardio and strengthening fitness class for kids on Monday & Thursday afternoons starting Thursday, April 2, 2015!  There will be 2 classes, a Youth Class for ages 6-12 and a Teen Class for ages 13-15.  The Youth Class has 8 spots available and will be from 5:00 - 5:30 pm and the Teen Class has 5 spots available and will be from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.  The cost of the class is $30 (for the 12 sessions) plus $10 for the initial assessment for a total of $40 for the entire 6-week class.  Kids are encouraged to bring an inexpensive yoga mat, however, a mat is not mandatory.  Fit-4-Kids is instructed by Berri Stroup, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and will be held at Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness at 216 W. Main Street in Sullivan, MO.  Give Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness a call to enroll before all the spots are taken!  573-468-1340

Stacey Dace receives Caring Spirit Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital names Stacey Dace, the Caring Spirit Award recipient for January 2015.  She was chosen from many individuals who were nominated for this honor.


MBSH Cardiac Rehab promotes “Go Red for Women”

This year, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Cardiac Rehab Department is promoting heart health throughout the month of February with various campaigns and educational displays.  On February 6, which was the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” day promoting an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease, the rehab staff offered blood pressure screenings and had an educational table set up near the cafeteria.  Employees and visitors of the hospital were given the opportunity to have their blood pressure taken provided with information about heart health and shown the effects of food choices on their heart and circulatory system.  During the noon promotion, 57 individuals were given blood pressure tests and registered in a drawing to win a massage.

Secretary’s Aches and Pains

My name is Linda.  I work as a secretary/tech for Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital at Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness in Cuba, MO.  Most of the day I am sitting behind a desk, looking at a computer and answering the phone.  This means I do not get enough exercise.  Sometimes hours will go by and I have not moved from my chair.  I have started experiencing some back stiffness from sitting and sometimes my wrists feel tired and aching from using the keyboard.


Look Good Feel Better Program at MBSH

Look Good Feel Better is a free workshop that teaches women in active cancer treatment simple beauty techniques for skin care, makeup application and coping with hair loss.  Participants receive a complimentary bag of makeup valued at $200.00 from leading cosmetic companies to use in the session and at home.  Trained beauty professionals help with dealing with the physical side effects that often happen during treatment.


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. 


The Critical Core

Muscles move bones in a synchronized pattern, combining contraction on one side and controlled lengthening on the opposite side for smooth movement and optimum joint congruency.  Muscles also support and protect joints, and provide stability for the proximal joints (the joints closest to the trunk or core) so the distal joints (joints farthest from the core) can move.  Muscles need to be balanced with their strength and lengths to protect joints from injuries and abnormal wear. 

Making Time

Well, here we are at 2015. I cannot believe how fast 2014 just flew by.  Actually, within our office and life, we often hear the phrase “how time flies” and “I ain’t got time for that!”

2015 Hospital Auxiliary Officers Inducted

During the annual Auxiliary meeting held on January 26, 2015, the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Auxiliary officers were formally appointed.  The women selected to guide the Hospital Auxiliary through 2015 are Mary Miller, Secretary and Historian, Pat Blanton, Treasurer,  Dean Beyreis, President and Penny Seaton, Vice President.  This group is made up of long-time members who have volunteered thousands of hours of their time to the Auxiliary program through the years.  Their dedication and experience is valuable to the ongoing service the Auxiliary provides to the hospital and community.

BJC Medical Group Expands in Sullivan

BJC Medical Group, the physician organization of BJC HealthCare, expanded significantly in 2014 to meet the growing health care needs of the community. Last year, BJC Medical Group added 59 new providers in Missouri and Illinois.

2014 Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Employee Recognition Celebration

The 2014 MBSH Service Awards Banquet took place at the Eagles Hall in Sullivan on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015.  The theme for this year’s event was “MBSH – Under the Big Top.”  When entering the hall through the “big top,” employees and guests were greeted by Tony and Mary Schwarm, the hospital president and his wife.   Tony was outfitted as the Ring Master and Mary was colorfully dressed as his assistant.  The tables were cheerfully decorated with balloons, boxes of Barnum’s Animal Crackers and bags of popcorn.  While the employees and guests gathered, they were treated to refreshments and self-service nacho bars.


Valentine's Day Special at SSFRC

Are you needing something to put a kick back into your step?  Do you need a suggestion for something to give your loved-one for Valentine's Day?  Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital's Sullivan Sports, Fitness and Rehab Center has something that would make a great gift.  If you purchase a one hour massage gift certificate in February, you can receive a 10% discount on your next massage.  Not only would you be making your loved-one happy, you can benefit from a discount on pampering yourself.

Stop by the Sullivan Sports, Fitness, & Rehab Center today, or call 573-468-1340 if you have any questions.

First Baby of 2015 arrives at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Hayla Smith was the first baby delivered at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in 2015.  She arrived on January 5, 2015 at 7:30 A.M weighing in at 6 pounds 10.8 ounces and 19” long.  Her parents are Kristina Montileone and Greg Smith.  Peter Lamble, MD was the delivering physician.  Hayla will be going home to one sister and five brothers.

Tammy Bartholomew receives Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital would like to congratulate Tammy Bartholomew on recently receiving her Doctorate in Nursing Practice.  As part of her doctorate project she did a research study into pre-diabetes in youth.  The results of this study will be published within few months.  With her new degree, she will be more adept to use current research findings in her clinical practice.  Tammy practices medicine at the Steelville Medical Clinic.  You can schedule appointments to see her by calling 573-775-4600.

Boeuff Presbyterian Church provides hand-made gifts for Patients

Just in time for Christmas, Gerry Menz & Sara Grube brought in a box full of hand-made gifts to share with patients & babies at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  For several years now, the Ladies from the Boeuff Presbyterian Church Fellowship Group of Gerald have been sharing their talents by skillfully making these gifts to be given out at the Hospital.  The variety of items included scarves, baby hats, booties and afghans.  Each item was lovingly prepared and will be treasured by the patients who receive one.  “We are very grateful for the personal touch that organizations in our area do to make our patient’s hospital stay pleasant,” remarked Lisa Lochner, Assistant Administrator.


MBSH debuts Telemedicine Partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Exciting things are happening at the Obstetrical department of the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. The Labor & Delivery Department in conjunction with the St Louis Children’s Hospital NICU launched the baby connection Telemedicine partnership.   With the aid of specially equipped iPads with security features, video conferencing can be established between both hospitals for mothers whose babies are transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for a higher level of care.


Kathleen Hamel receives Caring Spirit Award

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


The Gift of Presence…

As I prepared to return to work after delivering my youngest son Jack, I read these words in a book titled The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst, “The act of ‘being present’ will take you places.” She challenged readers to be present with a heart bent towards love, daring to look at what has been placed right in front of you. I thought about defining moments in my own life when I chose to fully embrace what was in front of me…moments that moved me beyond where I was into new and unfamiliar territory.  I had been present for my beautiful baby boy for three months, and it was time to once again be present for my patients also.


Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital announces its 2015 Medical Staff Officers

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is pleased to announce its Medical Staff Officers for 2015.   Thomas Jackson, MD, is the Chief of Staff, Alison Baker, MD is the Vice Chief of Staff and Matthew Zimmerman, DO, is the Secretary/Treasurer.