Business and healthcare leaders from Carroll County met today at Carroll County Memorial Hospital for a roundtable discussion on Medicaid Reform and Senate Bill 419. SB419 which was debated in committee Thursday morning reforms Medicaid in Missouri by reducing waste, fraud and abuse, focusing on Missouri solutions for Missouri specific issues, promotes personal responsibility and ensures the quality of care.
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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 hard work and dedication to the Nursing Profession, CCMH, our patients, and our community, I am pleased to announce that Mikki Sue Ford has successfully challenged the Career Ladder and is an RN 2!
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Carroll County Memorial Hospital honors the outstanding performance of a team member.
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Jefferson Medical Group
Jefferson Medical Pavilion
1403 North Jefferson Street
Carrollton, MO 64633
Graduate of the University of Washington "MEDEX" Program. 2nd oldest PA school in nation. August 2001.
Didactic year in Spokane Washington, Clinic year training sites Othello, Moses lake, Walla-Walla, and Spokane Washington.
Internship: 18 years as a paramedic,working in locations from Moberly, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma with the EMSA System, then back to Columbia, Missouri with the University Of Missouri Hospital Trauma Center as both ground and helicopter medic.
NCCAPA certification in 2001, ACLS since 1982, ATLS since 2003, PALS since 1988, NREMT-P 1982 (inactive)
Hunting bird and animal, fly fishing, German Shorthair hunting dogs, local high school sports.
My family includes my wife, Cindy, and our two grown children and a daughter-in-law. My wife and I met and married during my time in Tulsa. Cindy, is a registered professional nurse who spent 18 years with University Hospital before moving to an executive position with a large electronic record company in the Kansas City area.
Both of our children have played high school sports and have been fortunate to continue their love of sports to the college level. Geoffrey played football for UM-R (now Missouri S&T) where he earned his degree in petroleum engineering. He is now married and living in Midland, TX. His wife, Steffani, attended Texas Tech where she earned her degree in elementary education (so she gets to keep him inline like she does her school kids). Our daughter, Sara, is a Senior at Missouri Valley College where she is completing her degree in Business Management and is on the track team.
I'm originally from Pryor,OK, a town that is 45 miles east of Tulsa. At an early age my life took me around the western part of our nation. I have called Absorkee, MT, Boise, ID, Prairie Grove, AK , Yukon, OK, and finally Huntsville, MO home by the time I finished high school. I attended Moberly Jr. College's paramedic program, where I earned my paramedic certification (EMT-P) that was my career from 1979 until 2001. This helped set the stage for my education as a Physician Assistant (PA). Upon entering PA school I had every intention of becoming a heart surgeon physician assistant, but I found my calling in Family Medicine. After graduating I was able to meet with Dr. Smith, and we have been an effective Physician-PA team since 2001.