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Science and Technology
8:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

University Hospital receives national certification for environmental design

The Patient Care Tower Expansion at University Hospital was finished in March of 2013.  The eight-story, $190 million building earned the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:59 am
Fri September 13, 2013

UM Board of Curators approves University Hospital renovation

The hospital was built in 1954
Credit KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favor of renovating the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of the  University Hospital building on Thursday. According to Interim Vice President Thomas Richards, the $19 million plan is necessary because the current state of the private patient rooms are not up to standards with the rest of the hospital.

“These existing patient rooms are highly outdated when compared to the new rooms in the patient tower, the new Orthopedic Institute, and the other renovated portions of the hospital,” said Richards.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:47 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

UPDATE: MU healthcare system officals activate system's command center

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Update Feb. 22 11:16 a.m.: 

The following Boone Health centers will remain closed today: Boone Convenient Care, Moberly, Boone Family Practice, Boone Infectious Disease, Boone Primary Care, Boone Pulmonary Clinic, Moberly Specialty Clinic and the Wound Clinic. Staying open for Boone Health is Boone Convenient Care Columbia, Boone Internal Medicine Associates, Centralia Family Health Clinic, Southern Boone County Family Care Clinic and Boone Hospital Home Care & Hospice.

Feb. 22 9:40 a.m.:

MU Health Care clinics are closed until Monday, Feb. 25. MU Health Care hospitals and emergency rooms remain open.

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In response to the winter storm, MU healthcare system officials activated the system’s command center to mobilize staff at 11:45 a.m. this morning.

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Health & Wealth Update
11:43 am
Wed October 31, 2012

The cost of connecting doctors with rural patients electronically

Telehealth locations throughout Missouri are pinned and labelled on a map on Sept. 20 at the University Hospital in Columbia.
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

A shortage of rural health care professionals throughout the state has health systems connecting with patients in remote areas through telehealth.

At the University Hospital in Columbia, telehealth coordinator Samuel Woodard thumbs a remote which sends a camera at the far end of the room spinning around to face him. His co-workers at the Missouri Telehealth Network offices across town appear on the screen.

“Hey Katie, how’s it going? We’re just going over the equipment, showing him how the telehealth unit works.” Woodard says.

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Science, Health and Technology
1:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

University Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus award

University Hospital has received the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association's Stroke Gold Plus award for the second year in a row.

American Heart Association spokesperson Stephen Hall said the Stroke Gold Plus award reflects the hospital’s efforts to give the best stroke care.

"The reason these awards are so significant that it is very important that individuals who exhibit symptoms of stroke are treated appropriately and with guidelines that are based on, you know, rapidly changing science and the most up to date information,” Hall said.


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Science, Health and Technology
12:06 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

University Hospital brings fMRI technology to mid-Mo.

Nathanial Braton-Bradford FLICKR

University Hospital is mid-Missouri’s first hospital to have functional MRI technology. The fMRI will allow doctors to be more precise when treating brain tumors.

The new software was added to an MRI machine the hospital bought earlier this year. A spokesperson said the set-up costs $1.7 million. The School of Medicine’s Chief of Neurosurgery Scott Litofsky said fMRIs have been around for a couple of decades in scientific research, but the focus on patient care is relatively new.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:56 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

MU welcomes new clinical research center

The MU School of Medicine and University Hospital celebrated the completion of a renovation project and a new clinical research center.
Nicole Neidenberg KBIA

The hallway on the fifth floor merging together MU School of Medicine and University Hospital is not your average hallway. It’s the new clinical research center, a five million dollar multi-stage renovation project, giving scientists, doctors and patients a place to discover new treatment. 

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