healthcare

Science, Health and Technology
4:40 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Employment on the rise at Lake Regional Health System

Image of doctor from different hospital.
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Employment at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach has increased in the last four years. Its current payroll totals more than 70 million dollars with more than eleven hundred employees.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:43 am
Mon August 13, 2012

MU program receives national recognition

MU's medical school building
University of Missouri School of Medicine

A University of Missouri program that places doctors in rural areas is receiving national recognition.

The program of the medical school's Area Health Education Center was honored with a top award recently by the National Area Health Education Center Organization.

The medical school's Rural Track Pipeline Program guides undergraduates to rural settings for training during medical school and, ultimately, seeks to place them in rural practices.

Science, Health and Technology
8:29 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Rural Mo. town serves as health care experiment

Vernon County Courthouse. Nevada, Mo.

Folks in the western Missouri city of Nevada are getting the chance to make examples of themselves when it comes to health and wellness.

The town is embarking on an initiative to improve the health of its citizens and the quality of health care they receive.

The Kansas City-based health care technology company Cerner is teaming up with local officials on the initiative. The city's hospital will spend $10 million on an electronic medical records system that will allow information to be shared with the town's two dozen doctors and medical experts in bigger cities.

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Education
10:17 am
Mon July 2, 2012

MU Medical School focuses on LGBT health

Health for the LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender population is expected to become a focus of the MU Medical School.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:17 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds

Health systems in urban regions are generally more equipped to handle charity care than rural regions, according to new findings from the Missouri Foundation for Health.
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Missouri hospitals are providing more charity care, according to a new analysis from the Missouri Foundation for Health. But, community health centers have also been easing the strain.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Nixon asks House to fund healthcare for blind

Governor Jay Nixon is calling on the Missouri House to restore health care funding for low income blind people, after a committee voted last week to cut the program from next year’s budget.

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