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Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Health Hall of Fame Winner Named

This marks the 13th year that BJC HealthCare has recognized its own health All-Stars.  Every year each BJC hospital selects an employee to be inducted into the “BJC Health Hall of Fame.”  For Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Sheila Jones was selected as its 2015 representative in the Health Hall of Fame.  Sheila has been employed at MBSH for 27 years and currently works in the Cancer Treatment Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Autumn Days Are Here Again

The season of autumn is upon us, the transition from summer into winter is beginning to take place.  Soon, the weather will begin to get chillier; the tree leaves will begin to change from green to red, orange, yellow or brown before falling.  Halloween is also fast approaching, along with that comes the excitement of carving pumpkins, trick or treating, going on hayrides, and enjoying bonfires.  Another change that will be taking place is that the days are becoming shorter; there will be less sunlight for us to enjoy.  This can result in people experiencing a serious mood change when there is less natural sunlight during the winter months.  This condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.  Not everyone with SAD will have the same symptoms:

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Pharmacy Department

If you have been a patient in a hospital, you more than likely received medications during your stay.  Did you wonder where these medications came from or how they got there?  Many people do not realize that the hospital has a pharmacy department that provides medication to its patients.  The pharmacy department ensures our patients get the right medication, at the right dose to be administered at the right time.  In addition, the hospital pharmacy uses state of the art equipment to prepare all sterile products such as intravenous fluids, epidural infusions, intravenous antibiotics and chemotherapy products to meet our patient’s needs.

Destination: Safe Travels

The vacation season may be winding down, but many of us, myself included, will find ourselves still traveling into the fall and winter. As relaxing as vacations are supposed to be, things may come up that hamper that much-needed peace. One can avoid some of these hiccups if one is, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says, “proactive, prepared, and protected.”


Dining to Donate at Applebee’s

Enjoy a meal that’s filling and fulfilling at the same time.  On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Sullivan Applebee’s restaurant is opening their “Dining to Donate” program to benefit Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  15% of your bill that evening will be donated to the hospital as long as you present the attached flyer to your server.  Support you hometown hospital on November 12 at Applebee’s by having your dinner out.  You can also order carryout during that time by calling Applebee’s at 573-860-2143 which will count as long as you submit the flyer.

Crawford Electric Cooperative Charity Golf Tournament benefits Hospital Foundation

Crawford Electric Cooperative, the local Touchstone Energy Cooperative held its 16th annual charity golf tournament on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Sullivan Country Club.  Proceeds from the event this year were designated to benefit Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Foundation and local School’s Back-Pack programs.


Health Screening for Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital Employees

The employees of Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital are given an opportunity every year to take part in free health screenings.  This year the event took place on the first day in September.  “Help for your Health” professionals from BJC Community Health Services made up of Registered Nurses, Wellness Specialists and Registered Dietitians, came to MBSH to conduct the annual screenings. During the event, the screenings taken were blood pressure readings, checks for body mass index and blood work for cholesterol and glucose.


Missouri Baptist Hospital’s August “Let’s Talk Health” presentation draws a large crowd

The topic of Cholesterol was discussed at the August 26 “Let’s Talk Health” presentation held at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, DO, Family Practice Physician and April McDonald, RD, LD, Registered Dietitian offered advice to a room full of people.


Fit-4-Kids! Program Scheduled for September

Do you have youth or teen children who would benefit from a fitness class?  Missouri Baptist Therapy & Wellness Center will be offering a 6-week program instructed by Berri Stroup, certified personal fitness trainer. 


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. 


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.