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DeFord earns Chaplaincy Board Certification

September 12, 2017

Rev. Richard DeFord, BCC, Chaplain for Fitzgibbon Hospital and Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice has received dual board certification from the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains (ACCC) and the Spiritual Care Association (SCA).

2017 Pink Out Activities - 10th Annual

September 12, 2017

You’re not mistaken. You are starting to see pink pop up around town. That’s because pink is the color signifying breast cancer awareness.

Fitzgibbon to Show Technology Upgrades with Event

August 22, 2017

The community will get to see this new, powerful health record system at a free event planned on September 6 at the Martin Community Center.

Fitzgibbon Hospital has Readiness Plans for Crowds during Eclipse Weekend

August 14, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital is prepared to support Marshall, the surrounding communities and the influx of people coming to view the solar eclipse during the weekend of August 19 through eclipse day on August 21. Plans in place include additional physician and staff availability in the Emergency Department and other hospital services areas.

Fitzgibbon Hospital installs state-of-the-art radiology equipment

July 31, 2017

Increasing access to the latest technology without leaving our community is the goal of recent upgrades to the radiology department at Fitzgibbon Hospital.  A new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner was installed at the facility in June. This unit joins the new CT scanner which was installed at the end of 2016. 

Fitzgibbon Hospital Announces Sleep Lab Accreditation

June 29, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital’s sleep lab has received accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. While the sleep lab has continually provided quality care through its sleep studies both on-site and administered in the home setting, the formal accreditation – together with the requirement to name a specialized medical director who is board-certified in sleep medicine - followed new regulations implemented by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regional contractor earlier in 2017.

Fitzgibbon Marketing wins Statewide Recognition

June 29, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital received eight awards at the recent Show-Me Excellence Awards for Healthcare Marketing on Thursday, June 22, at the Lake of the Ozarks. The annual Show-Me Excellence Awards are held each June at the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Conference (MAHPRM).

Community Meeting to Address Alzheimer’s

June 20, 2017

The National Alzheimer’s Association will hold an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12 in the classroom suite on the second floor of Fitzgibbon Hospital. The free, informational meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Fitzgibbon Hospital Conducts Critical Incident Drill

June 20, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital, in conjunction with Marshall Police Department, the Saline County Medical Reserve Corps and the local Emergency Planning Coalition conducted a critical incident drill during the evening hours on Monday, June 13.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities Monsanto Grant Awarded to Fitzgibbon

June 20, 2017

Stapleton Family Farms in Saline County has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Fitzgibbon Hospital.

Pre-school Collaborative teaches Health Literacy to Youngest in Community

May 23, 2017

When organizations collaborate, the community wins. This is a perfect description of what is happening after Fitzgibbon Hospital established an educational partnership with some of the community’s youngest students enrolled at the Missouri Valley College Viking Learning Academy.

New Laser Therapy at Fitzgibbon Hospital

May 23, 2017

People suffering from chronic pain or inflammation have a powerful partner in the fight, thanks to new laser therapy available at Fitzgibbon Hospital. With laser therapy, there is very little risk and virtually no side effects.

Auxiliary holds annual banquet, donates more than $40,000 to Fitzgibbon Hospital

May 12, 2017

The Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Ambassadors held their annual banquet on Monday, April 17, at St. Peter Catholic Church. One of the highlights of the evening was the check presentation to Fitzgibbon Hospital. All of the proceeds raised over the past year go toward equipment and programs which improve patient care across the Fitzgibbon Hospital organization.

Training focused on the Unthinkable

May 12, 2017

Safety is of utmost importance for Fitzgibbon Hospital which includes the safety of both patients and employees alike. The possibility of an armed violent intruder was the subject of a recent training event held at Fitzgibbon Hospital by Mitigation Dynamics, a consulting, protection and training firm from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Fitzgibbon Hospital Launches New Website

May 05, 2017

In conjunction with last week’s annual Health Fair, Fitzgibbon Hospital unveiled its completely redesigned website. The website is mobile responsive, which adapts automatically to device size, whether you are viewing the site on a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device.

Saline MRC Recognizes Fitzgibbon Hospital

April 27, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital received the Outstanding Business for 2016 award from the Saline Medical Reserve Corps at a banquet held April 25 at the Saline County Health Department.

Health Fair, April 28, 2017

April 24, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital will hold its annual Health Fair, co-sponsored by The Marshall Democrat-News and KMMO radio, from 7 to 11 a.m. this Friday, April 28, in the hospital’s atrium.

Fitzgibbon Clinics Recognized as Patient Centered Medical Homes

April 17, 2017

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently recertified Marshall Family Practice as a level three (highest level) designated Patient Centered Medical Home.

Igo Named MONL Leader You Should Know for April

April 10, 2017

Angela Igo, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Fitzgibbon Hospital, was named as the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL) “Leader You Should Know” for the month of April.

Fitzgibbon Hospital contributes to local economy

April 03, 2017

Fitzgibbon Hospital recently updated its Community Investment Report for fiscal year 2016. The report, summarizing its yearly community benefit and economic investment data, underscores the valuable role it plays in the community.

2016 A Year of Progress!

March 27, 2017

2016 saw great growth of services and medical staff at the independent, 501c3 not-for-profit community hospital

Antibiotics can lead to other health problems and are not always necessary

March 27, 2017

While the opioid addiction epidemic, mental health concerns and cancer prevention are health topics that are often in the news headlines, one health issue receiving attention recently is the increase in antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, often referred to as “superbugs.” Superbugs are becoming more prevalent as they adapt to the over-prescription of antibiotics.

Schreckhise joins Grand River Medical Clinic

November 10, 2016

Brunswick, Mo. - Grand River Medical Clinic announces the arrival of Brooke Schreckhise, Family Nurse Practitioner. Schreckhise will work in conjunction with Sandi Moser, FNP, to deliver primary care to Chariton County residents. In addition to these advanced practice nurses at Grand River Medical Clinic, physicians Lorenzo Romney, D.O., and Sonal Brizendine, M.D., also treat patients at the rural health clinic which follows the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care.

Auxiliary Bazaar Promises Family Fun

November 04, 2016

For 50 years, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary Ambassadors have hosted a Holiday Bazaar to raise funds for Fitzgibbon Hospital. The event has changed in its makeup and its location through the years, but it is always a great time for a good cause!

Pickett retires uneven shoes after life-changing surgery

September 20, 2016

It was a surgery 45 years in the making. But the results were worth the wait. Randy "Griff" Pickett recently traveled from south Kansas City, Mo., for a life-changing orthopedic surgery at Fitzgibbon Hospital. The surgery not only gave him a new knee, but it also lengthened his left leg by almost four inches, relieving him of a disability he had endured for the last four decades.

New Chiropractor Hopes to Help Expectant Moms and Children

September 13, 2016

Fitzgibbon Chiropractic is now open inside the Fitzgibbon Medical Clinic with Kylie Heying, DC as the Chiropractic Physician. The new service added by Fitzgibbon Hospital will be a valuable compliment to Marshall Family Practice and Marshall Women's Care, as they work to treat holistically to treat the whole person.

2016 HOSPITAL BAZAAR TO HONOR VETERANS

September 12, 2016

Military veterans are accustomed to being honored on Veteran’s Day each year with breakfasts, lunches and other activities throughout the day. This year, local veterans will receive a free chili dinner at the 2016 Fitzgibbon Hospital Auxiliary Ambassadors Holiday Bazaar. The even will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Martin Community Center. The bakery and vendor booths open at 3 p.m., with the children's area opening at 4 p.m.. The bazaar will conclude at 8 p.m.

Pink Out Events Raise Awareness of Cancer Symptoms

September 12, 2016

You’re not mistaken. You are seeing pink. That’s because pink is the color signifying breast cancer awareness. With October as the official Breast Cancer Awareness month, activities and events to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer will begin later this month.

Fitzgibbon Hospital Recognized as a Most-Wired Hospital

August 06, 2016

Fitzgibbon Hospital is one of only a dozen Missouri hospitals recently recognized as HealthCare's "Most Wired" Hospitals for 2016. The recognition was announced earlier this month in Chicago at the American Hospital Association's Health Forum.

For Motivated Students, Summer Means Work

August 05, 2016

What happens when you take three incoming senior high school students and give them a chance to acquire on-the-job training during the summer while their teenage peers are playing video games and sleeping the day away?

New Service Helps Women with age-old problem

August 05, 2016

Urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable problem that needlessly affects the lifestyle of millions of American women. Many women see it as "just part of living life" after the birth of a child or as a natural part of aging.

Jared Romney, D.O. joins the staff at Fitzgibbon Hospital

August 05, 2016

Jared Romney, D.O., has joined the medical staff at Fitzgibbon Hospital as part of the team of doctors providing care to hospitalized patients.

Mother-Baby Care at Fitzgibbon continues on path of excellence

August 05, 2016

Since being awarded the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation in December of 2014, Fitzgibbon Hospital continues to be one of only four hospitals in the state of Missouri to meet the stringent requirements.

Fitzgibbon Hospital Completes Health Needs Assessment

April 28, 2016

To ensure the services it provides are responsive to the health needs of its community, Fitzgibbon Hospital has completed its second comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment as required under the Affordable Care Act.

New Orthopedic Surgeon joins Fitzgibbon Hospital

April 25, 2016

Fitzgibbon Hospital announces the addition of Dr. Clinton Pickett, an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand surgery, who will begin seeing patients on Tuesdays, starting Jan. 26, 2016, in the Marshall Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinic on the second floor of Fitzgibbon Hospital.

Auxiliary Ambassadors contributed over $42,000 to Fitzgibbon Hospital

April 22, 2016

The Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Ambassadors held their annual banquet on Monday, April 18, at St. Peter Catholic Church. This year marked the 50-year anniversary of the Fitzgibbon Auxiliary Ambassadors, which raises funds through The Gift Shop, an annual bazaar, bake sales, garden “shopping”event, book fairs and other events.

Big Hope 1 Cancer Awareness Barge Docked at Brunswick River Terminal

April 21, 2016

Cancer affects millions of Americans every year, and the employees of the Ceres Barge Line Company of East St. Louis, Ill., are no exception. When Vince Schu and wife Julie were faced with a battle agianst cancer, Vince approached the Barge Line Company with an idea to manufacture a giant pink-colored barge that would float on our nation’s rivers to serve as a tribute to those affected by cancer and help raise funds for cancer research.

Fitzgibbon Health Fair Offers Opportunity to Know Your Numbers

April 15, 2016

Fitzgibbon Hospital has conducted a health fair in Marshall for more than 26 years. The 2016 Health Fair will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, in the Fitzgibbon Hospital atrium.

Grief Support Group

March 15, 2016

Fitzgibbon Hospital Grief Support Group meets at 2 p.m., every Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church located at 710 East Yerby Street in Marshall.

New Surgeon joins Marshall Surgical Associates

January 29, 2016

Jason E. Gault, D.O., M.B.A., is a board-certified general surgeon who joins Fitzgibbon after spending the last five years at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, serving as the chair of the Department of Surgery from January 2011 until September 2015.

New Orthopedic Surgeon comes to Marshall

January 08, 2016

Fitzgibbon Hospital has announced the addition of two new providers specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine who will begin seeing patients on Mondays, starting January 4, 2016, in the Marshall Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinic at Fitzgibbon Hospital.