Fitzgibbon News and Events
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Fitzgibbon Hospital has released its 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and its collaborative plan to address the most pressing health needs in its service area. The CHNA report is the culmination of nearly a year of study and data analyses, including direct input from the community solicited during the fourth quarter of 2012. That direct input included an online survey, targeted interviews and focus groups conducted with experts in public health and key stakeholders, to ensure the most vulnerable and disparate populations were represented. (Read More)
Organizers and attendees of the 2013 Spring Fling Gala, an event that raises funds for projects at Fitzgibbon Hospital through the Fitzgibbon Hospital Foundation, agree that the event was a huge success. Thanks to the generous contributions from silver level sponsors such as Wood and Huston Bank, Red Cross Pharmacy, and Zimmer Real Estate Services, the Spring Fling raised thousands of dollars towards a redesign of the Fitzgibbon Hospital Emergency Room. (Read More)
The 2013 Spring Fling will take place April 5, 2013 at the Martin Community Center in Marshall, MO (Read More)
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
As an OB/GYN, Michael J. Sammarco, M.D., is used to delivering “bundles of joy” to new parents. But he also understands that “joy” can be fleeting to many people living in poverty, both in underdeveloped nations as well as in his own community. (Read More)
Christopher J. Sporleder, D.O., who recently began seeing patients at Marshall Family Practice, is celebrating a “homecoming” of sorts. Dr. Sporleder, who provides a full range of family medical care at both Marshall Family Practice in Marshall and part-time at the Akeman McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater, is no stranger to Saline County. He spent summers here as a child on his grandparents’ farm. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital's materials management company, PSI Supply Chain Solutions, recently presented Ron Feldman, Manager of Materials Management, with a Presidential Award of Excellence. (Read More)
When it comes to the decision about what vocation to choose, those who love to give advice regularly tell us to find a job you like and stick with it. That's exactly what Thomas Laird, M.D., an emergency room physician at Fitzgibbon Hospital, has done. And he was recently recognized for his commitment to emergency medicine. (Read More)
The votes are in and you have chosen a WINNER!!!
Tom Papreck, M.D, a member of the Fitzgibbon Hospital medical staff and primary care provider at Missouri Valley Physicians in Marshall, Akeman McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater, and Grand River Medical Clinic in Brunswick, has been selected as one of three nominees for the prestigious 2012 Missouri Rural Health Champion Award. (Read More)
As the health care provider shortage continues to be an important part of the national health care discussion, it is more important than ever that the public is aware there are 155,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients across the nation. Within the Fitzgibbon Hospital organization, NPs provide care in several areas of expertise, including family practice, women's health, and orthopedics. (Read More)
Roberta Nienhueser, CPA, Vice President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer at Fitzgibbon Hospital, was one of 50 hospital CFOs in the country selected to attend a leadership retreat Oct. 3-5 in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The HFMA’s 6th Annual Thought Leadership Retreat focused on “The Future of Value: Managing Populations, Contracts and Risk” and “Collaborating in an Era of Health Reform.” (Read More)
Dr. Christopher J. Sporleder, M.D., will provide full range of family medical services at Akeman McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater every-other Monday beginning November 12th, 2012. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital staff members crowded into the atrium Monday, October 8 in recognition of care relatively new to Marshall: Midwifery.
In recognition of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 15, Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall will be hosting a non-perishable food drive to benefit area food pantries. The hospital and its three medical clinics in Saline and Chariton counties will all participate in an effort to provide wholesome foods to those in need during the upcoming holiday season. (Read More)
Infertility, by definition, is the inability to become pregnant after unprotected intercourse over a period of 12 months. There are many factors to consider before recommending a patient undergo an infertility evaluation. (Read More)
New lymphedema treatment now available at Fitzgibbon Hospital enhanced through previous Pink Week activity funds
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehab Center has begun a new program involving lymphedema treatment. The program has been several months in the making and with new therapists, is beginning to serve the community. According to Andy Snyder, Physical Therapist and Rehab Manager, said treatment of lymphedema goes hand in hand with the cancer treatments provided by the Community Cancer Center, especially treatments related to breast cancer. (Read More)
With help from monies generated at last year’s Pink Week activities, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehab Department has deployed advanced therapies, some of which are targeted to assist breast cancer patients. Others will make therapy easier for patients recovering from injuries or recent surgeries. (Read More)
Who: Deanna Donnell & Megan Shepard
Several area schools and organizations made check presentations to Fitzgibbon Hospital during the annual Football In Pink football game held October 5, 2012, at the Marshal High School Athletic Complex. The funds help in the hospital's efforts to increase Breast Cancer Awareness. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital staff members crowded into the atrium Monday, October 8 in recognition of care relatively new to Marshall: Midwifery. (Read More)
As you drive into Fitzgibbon Hospital this week you may notice all the flags in front of the Breast Cancer Awareness banner and you may be wondering what all those colored flags represent. Those 400+ flags represent all the Cancer patients seen and/or treated at the Community Cancer Center since we opened our doors on October 1, 2009. We are so proud to be able to offer cancer care for our local community. It was the community who built this Cancer Center and it is that same community who continues to show their support 3 years later. (Read More)
In response to a changing health care environment and growing trend toward more “patient-centered” care, Fitzgibbon Hospital will begin construction on a new 16,000-square-foot medical office building on its campus. Ground-breaking on the project, which will house more than 25 exam rooms, will be Thursday, October 4.
MoBroadbandNow grants will help Fitzgibbon Hospital and other rural Missouri hospitals provide better patient care through improved connections for telemedicine
Fitzgibbon Hospital is one of eleven rural hospitals throughout Missouri that will soon be able to provide improved telemedicine care for their patients, thanks to $262,000 in grants from the MoBroadbandNow initiative. Governor Jay Nixon announced the grants Wednesday at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Missouri, one of the recipients of a Rural Hospital Broadband Connection grant.
All of Marshall is getting ready for the annual "Football in Pink" football game between the Marshall Owls and Truman Patriots, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, October 5th, at the Marshall High School athletic complex. (Read More)
Improved patient safety through improved IV pump technology at Fitzgibbon Hospital is the ultimate prize for the community through the 22nd Annual Fitzgibbon-Pete H. Rea Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament, held July 14 at Indian Foothills Park, attracted 207 golfers and raised $16,500 toward purchase of the new IV pumps. (Read More)
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary is growing and is headed "back to the future" as they work to build their new “Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar - A Community Tradition” program. The new emphasis will kick off with the “A Raffle a Month” program, which will run until November and culminate at the Annual Bazaar to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at the Marshall First United Methodist Church. (Read More)
As the annual Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar approaches, many may question how the tradition began.
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary is growing and is headed back to the future as they work to build their new “Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar - A Community Tradition” program. The new emphasis will kick off with the “A Raffle a Month” program, which will run until November and culminate at the Annual Bazaar to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at the Marshall First United Methodist Church. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital and The Living Center announced their Employees of the Year for 2011 at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet, held Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at the St. Peter Parrish Hall in Marshall. Sara Coslet was selected Employee of the Year at Fitzgibbon Hospital, Sarah Keith was named Employee of the Year at The Living Center. (Read More)
Emanuel Cleaver, II, United States Congressman for Missouri’s 5th District, visited with officials at Fitzgibbon Hospital on Thursday, July 5, 2012, during a day-long visit to Marshall. The congressman learned about the complexities and challenges related to providing access to health care in rural areas of Missouri during a presentation by Fitzgibbon President & CEO Ron Ott, who said he thought the visit was the start of a good working relationship with the congressman. (Read More)
The employees of Fitzgibbon Hospital are gearing up for the 22nd Annual Fitzgibbon - Pete H. Rea Memorial Golf Tournament. This 18-hole, three-person scramble will take place Saturday, July 14th, 2012, at Indian Foothills Golf Course on Watermill Road in Marshall. Shotgun starts will begin at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tournament Chairman Karl “Bub” Caldwell said he expects this year’s tournament to be another huge success. (Read More)
The Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic in Slater, a service of Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, recently received federal designation as a Rural Health Clinic (RHC), ensuring that vulnerable populations in Saline County receive critical primary care health services. The clinic joins Grand River Medical Clinic in Brunswick, Mo., and Marshall Family Practice in Marshall as a Fitzgibbon Hospital-operated Rural Health Clinic. (Read More)
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary is growing and is headed back to the future as they work to build their new “Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar - A Community Tradition” program. The new emphasis will kick off with the “A Raffle a Month” program, which will run until November and culminate at the Annual Bazaar to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 16, at the Marshall First United Methodist Church. The bazaar will feature new booths that promise to create a great evening of enjoyment while you shop, eat, play, and win! The booths will include Santa’s Photo Workshop, a bakery, Springwater Greenhouse, the Auxiliary Gift Shop, and a silent auction. The grand finale of this year’s event will be the drawing of winners’ names for the amazing Raffle a Month prizes. (Read More)
The Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Ambassadors held their 21st Annual Recognition Banquet on Monday, April 16th, 2012, at the Martin Community Center in Marshall. During the celebration, Auxiliary President Sally Campbell announced the group would be donating a total of $13,038 to Fitzgibbon Hospital for scholarships, continuing education, and “granted wishes” for departments within the hospital. (Read More)
he 6th Grade class at St. Peter School in Marshall, in cooperation with the Salt Fork YMCA, hosted a 5K Fun Run on Saturday May 12th, 2012. The event raised $1,200 and the class voted to donate the funds to Fitzgibbon Fund Development for a new child’s waiting area at Fitzgibbon Hospital. (Read More)
The MU Sinclair School of Nursing (MUSSON) celebrated the accomplishments of its alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends during the 22nd Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony April 27 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia with about 280 people in attendance. This annual event gives the school and the Nursing Alumni Organization the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals who have elevated the reputation, research, teaching and service of the Sinclair School of Nursing.(Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital completes another year of bicycle safety programs with help from the community and area nursing students
Another year of bicycle safety presentations and helmet distributions has been completed by employees of Fitzgibbon Hospital, friends from the community, and area nursing student. (Read More)
The staff at Grand River Medical Clinic in Brunswick recently completed annual athletic physicals at no charge for students in the Brunswick R-II School district. The annual event has taken place for the past 10 years and has become a tradition for the clinic and staff. Sandi Moser, FNP-BC, family nurse practitioner at the clinic, and Megan Shepard, Certified Nurse Midwife, completed 62 on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The physicals were performed on 5th to 11th grade students. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital continues Patient Care & Assistance Fund through monies raised at the 2012 Spring Fling
What happens when a patient is dismissed from Fitzgibbon Hospital needing a prescription filled or medical equipment, but has no means to pay? What happens when a patient needs transportation for further medical treatment, but has no means to pay? In many cases, the answer is the hospital’s Patient Care & Assistance Fund. (Read More)
Dr. Michael J. Sammarco will be joining Marshall Women’s Care, a service of Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, where he will be providing a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services. He will be working with Certified Nurse Midwives Deanna Donnell and Megan Shepard. Ron Ott, President & CEO of Fitzgibbon Hospital, said Dr. Sammarco will be a great addition to the hospital’s medical staff. (Read More)
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary Board is now accepting scholarship applications
Fred Utlaut, board president of Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, Mo., was selected to receive the Missouri Hospital Association 2011 Excellence in Governance Award at the MHA Leadership Forum on June 9, 2011. Mr. Utlaut has been a member of the Fitzgibbon board since 1992. He served as vice president from 2001 to 2003 and has served as board president since 2004. (Read More)
Marshall to Turn Pink During October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an Effort to "Prevent, Treat and Beat" Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Fitzgibbon Hospital – along with Marshall Public Schools – will be celebrating with the 4th Annual Pink Week October 1st through 7th. According to Fitzgibbon Fund Development Coordinator Mary Keller, plans are already underway for another successful Pink Week. (Read More)
Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, Missouri, is one of 13 Missouri hospitals targeting increased patient safety with the Missouri Center for Patient Safety's CUSP Teamwork & Communications Tools
As part of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOPCS) initiative, People, Priorities & Learning Together, Fitzgibbon Hospital is one of 13 Missouri hospitals to join Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched in June 2011, to increase patient safety and eliminate medical errors by improving communication and coordination of care at the bedside. (Read More)