CCMH is celebrating our "Rock Stars of healthcare”-that’s the theme for this year’s National Hospital Week, May 10-16, 2015. It celebrates the men and women who, day in and day out, remain committed to improving the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation and unwavering, unmatched dedication. This is the annual opportunity to thank the dedicated individuals—physicians, therapist, technologist, nurses, support staff, volunteers, administrators and so many more—for their commitment. It’s also a great time for us to tell the hospital story and publicly reinforce the vital role hospitals play in their community’s overall health, which extends far beyond strictly providing medical care.
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CCMH will host their annual blood drive on Thursday, May 14th from 11:30 - 3 p.m. Community Blood Bank from Kansas City is making appointments online at savealifenow.org by clicking the "Schedule an Appointment" icon and enter sponsor code CARROLLCMH.
The event will be located at CCMH in the Jefferson Park dining room. You can enter through the Senior Center doors. CCMH will be providing a shuttle service as a courtesy to take you to and from your car.
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CCMH was able to implement a Career Advancement Program for Professional Nurses through a grant with the Missouri Hospital Association. The career ladder was rolled out in April of 2014. After one year of hard work and dedication to the Nursing Profession, CCMH, our patients, and our community, I am pleased to announce that Becky Cook has successfully challenged the Career Ladder and is an RN 2!
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Reprinted from MHA Today: News for Health Care Leaders; April 17, 2014
Jeff Tindle has discussed Medicaid reform countless times with business leaders, hospital staff and community members. As CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Tindle shares how Medicaid expansion will affect working Missourians, the hospital and the community. Among all these conversations, one thing sticks out.
“No single individual or business owner has told me they are against expansion of insurance coverage for those without insurance,” Tindle said. “This is predominately a Republican based community that understands the value of Medicaid expansion to our area, our economy and hospital specifically, in spite of the fact that the current system is considered broken and not very functional.”
Once individuals get past the frustration of Obamacare, Tindle said they are willing to discuss the impact that Medicaid expansion would have for working Missourians and their community. Tindle added many are concerned that their tax dollars are going to support other states rather than their own.
“For many, it is unacceptable that the state legislators don’t want to look at expansion because of the potential for additional state cost if the federal government does not fund the program as planned,” Tindle said. “We believe lawmakers can address these concerns by creating safeguards in a bill that protect the state and its finances, as well as repair a generally considered broken Medicaid system in the state of Missouri.”
To contact state lawmakers, visit Missouri Health Matters.