LAMAR, MO, December 30, 2013- The final bond closing for the new clinc addition at Barton County Memorial Hospital was held on 11-25-2013. The $3,000,000 addition was funded through a Community Facility Direct Loan from USDA-Rural Development. Community Facility Loans provide funding for essential public improvements to public bodies and non-profit corporations with substantial ties to the local community.
“Healthcare continues to be a topic of concern for many rural areas. The issues include affordability and access,” Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning said. “Barton County Memorial Hospital, with the new clinic addition, is responding to these issues by improving regional healthcare. Assuring quality healthcare is available and cost effective are critical elements in sustaining the viability and vitality of our rural communities. Congratulations and thank you to the administration of Barton County Memorial Hospital for recognizing and meeting the challenge of offering quality healthcare .”
“As a small rural healthcare facility it is important to our community that we have the facilities, medical staff and technology to provide the best healthcare possible. We work very hard to provide these services on a very limited financial budget with restricted resources. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with USDA Rural Development in expanding our medical office facilities; this allows us to continue to increase the services that we offer to our community and be better able to serve the need of our community for excellent healthcare. Without this partnership we would not have been able to obtain the resources necessary for this expansion,” stated Wendy Duvall, CEO of BCMH.
Rural Development’s main mission is community development in rural Missouri and improved quality of life for residents. This includes constructing facilities or creating new jobs, but community development also includes providing resources to improve healthcare.
For other examples of USDA investments in rural communities, please visit RD's interactive web map at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html. The map features program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. For further information about Rural Development programs in Missouri visit the website at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo.
This use of USDA Rural Development funding is another reminder of the importance of USDA programs from rural America. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stresses that a comprehensive new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would further expand the rural economy. He said that’s just one reason why Congress must get a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill done as soon as possible.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.
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Barton County Diabetes Education Program is Proud to offer Toe Nail care services. The cost of this self-pay is $28.00. For information or to set up an appointment call 417-681-5259.
Just what you ordered CONVENIENCE!
Dr. Daniel Barnes, M.D. - Endoscopy & EGD
Dr. Xavier Jenkins, M.D. - General Surgery
Barton County Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer the regular
services of Dr. Kurt Midyett at its Medical One Specialty Clinic.
Dr. Midyett is on staff at the Jacobson & McElliott Diabetes and
Endocrinology Center at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City.
Dr. Midyett will see children (of all ages) and adult
As an Endocrinologist, he specializes in the diagnosis
and treatment of:
1)DIABETES (Type I and Type II with a focus on insulin pump
therapy and emerging diabetes management technology)
3)Growth and pituitary adnormalities
4)Disorders of Puberty
Dr. Midyett collaborates with Ms. Jillian Richard, FNP, CDE
who will also see patients and their families in the clinic.
Referrals are not needed unless required by your insurance
company. If you wish more information, please call the Medical
One Clinic at 417 681-5284.
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.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.