hospital http://kbia.org en Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield http://kbia.org/post/leeches-sometimes-used-treat-patients-mercy-springfield <p>A large jar sits inside a white refrigerator in the pharmacy at Mercy Springfield.&nbsp; Inside that jar are what are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration:&nbsp; about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:22:11 +0000 Michele Skalicky 35412 at http://kbia.org Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield Mid-Mo. health center announces $35M expansion http://kbia.org/post/mid-mo-health-center-announces-35m-expansion <p></p><p>Jefferson City hospital is planning a $35 million expansion that will increase the space at its main building by about one-third. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:08:10 +0000 Associated Press 34312 at http://kbia.org Mid-Mo. health center announces $35M expansion St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-system-will-acquire-mexico-hospital <p>A St. Louis-based health system says it will acquire the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:14:55 +0000 Associated Press 29998 at http://kbia.org St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care http://kbia.org/post/mo-hospitals-provided-11b-uncompensated-care <p>Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:07:41 +0000 Associated Press 25900 at http://kbia.org Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care Five former high-ranking veterans visit Truman VA Hospital http://kbia.org/post/five-former-high-ranking-veterans-visit-truman-va-hospital <p>Five of the former highest ranking members of the U.S. Armed Forces visited veterans at the Truman VA Hospital today. The five enlisted military advisors are known as the Pinnacle Five.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:49:53 +0000 Tony Nochim 24479 at http://kbia.org Five former high-ranking veterans visit Truman VA Hospital Newscast for May 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-4-2012 <p>Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.</li><li>Warming temperatures could cause more unhealthy air.</li><li>Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase.</li><li>Missouri hospitals reporting shortages of pharmaceutical drugs.</li></ul> Fri, 04 May 2012 22:51:38 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 13606 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 4, 2012 Missouri hospitals report shortages in pharmaceutical drugs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-hospitals-report-shortages-pharmaceutical-drugs <p>Many Missouri hospitals are reporting shortages of necessary pharmaceutical drugs. The Missouri Hospital Association says such shortages are keeping hospitals from effectively delivering care in a safe and timely way to its patients. Fri, 04 May 2012 21:58:25 +0000 Nichole Cartmell 13602 at http://kbia.org Missouri hospitals report shortages in pharmaceutical drugs Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-shows-most-growth-northeast-missouri <p>Kirksville led northeast Missouri in job postings over the last few months thanks in part to the Northeast Regional Medical Center, based in Kirksville.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:43:13 +0000 Addison Walton 13187 at http://kbia.org Kirksville shows most growth in northeast Missouri Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado http://kbia.org/post/branson-hospital-treats-over-30-after-tornado <p>A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:25:20 +0000 Associated Press 9692 at http://kbia.org