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Barton County Memorial Hospital in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Health Department is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment. Please go to the following link https://bit.ly/bcmhSurvey to access the online questionnaire (approximately 10- 15 minutes to complete). This link is also available at these web pages: http://www.bchdhealth.com/ , http://extension.missouri.edu/barton . Paper versions will be available at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Barton County Chamber office, the Senior Center and at all three public libraries. Please call 417-681-5100 to have a paper version mailed to you. Thank you for taking the time help us address healthcare need in our community.
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Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well. 83%
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well. 87%
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted. 68%
Patients who reported that their pain was "Always" well controlled. 77%
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them. 69%
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean. 84%
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night. 69%
Patients at each hospital who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home. 85%
At the end of March we scored higher than any other Southwest Missouri/Southeast Kansas Hopsital on Hospital Compare
Check it out for yourself @ www.medicare.gov/HospitalCompare
Barton County Memorial Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week May 12-18. Every year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity for the hospital to focus on showing appreciation for all of its employees who are committed to providing the highest quality of healthcare services. The week was filled with special treats of all sorts. The Barton County Auxiliary held a Tea for all employees, with afternoon treats of Good Samaritan Brownie Sundaes served on Tuesday, Waffle Wednesday was amazing and AOK Corral Chow on Thursday with a BCMH Employee Appreciation Cook-Out finale on Friday that had a themed dessert contest.
Employees were divided into 5 “teams” that mixed up departments for various events to inspire team building and camaraderie. This year the “friendly competition” was a Wii Tournament that covered bowling, tennis, and dance. However, the highlight was the ongoing challenge from Monday-Friday to bring in specific items for local organizations. Team captains strategized to inspire their teams for healthy competition. The teams “competed” to see who could bring the most donations as measured by each item.
Based on the hospital’s bee mascot, this year’s theme was “Bee a Helping Hand, Bee an Inspiration, Bee a Change.” Each day a different organization was selected and a list of items that organization had requested was given by the employees. Employees donated items for Nathan’s Place, Good Samaritan, the Back-to-School Program, AOK, and Backpack Snack Attack. A total of 1213 items were collected and distributed to these programs. The hospital was buzzing with activity and Above and Bee-yond attitudes creating a positive work environment and enhancing positive patient-centered care.
Think of skilled nursing care as a bridge between an acute care hospitalization and going home. When your condition no longer requires you to receive an acute level of care but you aren’t quite ready to manage for yourself at home, you may qualify for “skilled care”.
To qualify under the Medicare program, you must have a consecutive, 3 day, acute level hospital stay within 30 days of admission to skilled care.
You must need some form of skilled nursing or rehabilitation on a daily basis such as IV therapy, skin/wound care, sterile dressing changes, physical, occupational or speech therapy.
When your doctor determines you would benefit from skilled care, a referral will be made to the hospital of your choice which offers a skilled program.
BARTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PROVIDES SKILLED NURSING CARE
If you would rather be Close to Home for skilled nursing services, have your physician contact the skilled nursing coordinator at BCMH. You’ll find our rooms comfortable and spacious and our staff of professionals capable and caring.
Dr. Jeremy Sturgell honored by Barton County Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Provider of the Year!
Full Time Orthopedic Services
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.
Edie Ogden and Dr. Jeremy Sturgell were honored as a recipient of a 2012 Spirit of Planetree Award and Physician Champion Award respectively, recognizing their personal embodiment of Barton County Memorial Hospital’s patient-centered approach to providing health care.
In conjunction with the 2012 Planetree Annual Conference held September 30-October 3, 2012, in Palm Desert, California, the awards were presented by Planetree President Susan B. Frampton at a special ceremony attended by Planetree members from 14 countries across the globe.