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Dr. Clark Andelin of SSM Health Medical Group Women’s Health Services to Hold Public Open House

SSM Health Medical Group Women’s Health Services will hold a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 5pm followed by a public open house event on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at its new location of 605 E Promenade St. Suite A Mexico, MO 65265. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Reveals New Name, Enhanced Patient Promise

MEXICO, MO (September 10, 2014) — Since joining SSM Health Care last year, Audrain Medical Center has been transforming the care it provides to patients in Mexico and the surrounding communities. Today, we’re announcing that this fall we will be changing our name to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. 

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SSM Health Care’s Mid-Missouri Hospitals Change to SSM Health on Oct 14th!

SSM Health Care recently announced that St. Mary’s Health Center and Audrain Medical Center would be getting a new name. On Tuesday, October 14, both hospitals will unveil their signage and celebrate officially as SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. And you’re invited! [read more]

SSM Health Care partners with SIUE to offer online BS in nursing degree to its nurses in 2015

Jefferson City, MO. (Sept. 29, 2014) – SSM Health Care nurses can soon advance their education in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a new partnership with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Reveals New Name, Enhanced Patient Promise

Since joining SSM Health Care last year, Audrain Medical Center has been transforming the care it provides to patients in Mexico and the surrounding communities. Today, we’re announcing that this fall we will be changing our name to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. [read more]

SSM Health Care to acquire Audrain County Health Department’s Home Health and Hospice Division

MEXICO, MO  (September 3, 2014) – SSM Health Care announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audrain County Health Department’s Home Health and Hospice Division. Home care and hospice employees will move to an office on the campus of Audrain Medical Center on October 1 and become SSM Health at Home – Audrain. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center, a Member of SSM Health Care, Earns The Outstanding Achievement Award for the 4th Time

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Audrain Medical Center.  This marks the 4th time AMC’s cancer program has earned this award and the only program in Missouri to receive the outstanding achievement award this year. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center, a Member of SSM Health Care, Earns The Outstanding Achievement Award for the 4th Time

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Audrain Medical Center.  This marks the 4th time AMC’s cancer program has earned this award and the only program in Missouri to receive the outstanding achievement award this year.


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St. Mary’s Offers Free Event for Sleep Sufferers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Mary’s Sleep Center is helping people get a better night’s sleep by providing a free community sleep event in Mexico.

The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Jansen Auditorium at Audrain Medical Center, 620 E. Monroe Street. St. Mary’s will provide sleep assessments, check CPAP machines, and provide health information on sleep disorders.

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Audrain Medical Center announces first use of miniature cardiac monitor, Reveal Linq™ ICM

Audrain Medical Center today announced that it is the first hospital in Mid-Missouri to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available.

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AMC Foundation to Host Annual Heart-to-Heart Women’s Luncheon

Committee members met recently to make plans for the Annual AMC Foundation Heart-to-Heart Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Missouri Military Academy Gymtorium in Mexico, MO which is a new location this year.

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Garf Thomas Family Funds Endowment With AMC Foundation

Audrain Medical Center Foundation recently received a $40,000 endowment gift to fully fund the Garf Thomas Family Education Program.  Proceeds from the investment will be used to fund annual or bi-annual education programs for Audrain Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City, MO Department Directors/Managers. [read more]

One Year Later, Audrain Medical Center and SSM Health Care’s Partnership Keeps GettingBetter!

Audrain Medical Center is like many of us on a new exercise plan - getting better every day but with seemingly subtle changes until you step back and see just how far you’ve come. March 4 marks the one year anniversary of SSM Health CareannouncingedAudrain Medical Center and its nine MedChoice rural clinics would be joining the system, and what a year it’s been! [read more]

Audrain Medical Center welcomes Dr. Jonathan Morris

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jonathan Morris, MD to its staff of physicians. Dr. Morris will serve AMC as a Hospitalist. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Welcomes Family Practice Clinic in Auxvasse

Audrain Medical Center, a member of SSM Health Care and part of a regional health system including St. Mary’s Health Center and Clinics in Jefferson City, welcomes Rebecca Kelley, MD and her staff as our newest partner of health providers. As the newest member of AMC’s clinic network of over 13 care sites, Dr. [read more]

Blue Christmas Services Planned at Audrain Medical Center St. Francis Chapel

The Department of Pastoral Care at AMC will hold Blue Christmas services at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, in St. Francis Chapel at AMC. [read more]

Holiday Massage Gift Certificate Special

Massage Therapy Services at Audrain Medical Center is offering a 55 Minute Massage for $35 (regular price $50.00 - limit 2 gift certificates)
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Audrain Medical Center’s Parent Organization, SSM Health Care, Transitions Sponsorship

Audrain Medical Center’s history is forever tied to the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, who founded our parent organization, SSM Health Care. This year, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary will officially transition sponsorship of SSM to a new sponsoring body, SSM Health Ministries. This will occur on Nov. 16, which is the 141-year anniversary of the sisters’ arrival in the United States to start their health ministry. [read more]

FIRST ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Audrain Medical Center, A Member of SSM Health Care, introduces its first annual community food drive sponsored by the Mission Awareness Team. SSM Health Care comes from a tradition in which its founding sisters did everything they could to provide loving care to the sick. Today, Mission Awareness Teams (MATs) at every SSM facility sponsor events to heighten awareness of this tradition and directly serve those in need. [read more]

Committee Making Plans for AMC’s Give Cancer the Boot Event

A group of volunteers has been working tirelessly to put together an event that will be talked about for months. Dust off your boots and join us for a night filled with drinks, dinner, dancing and much more.  [read more]

Dunn Receives Doctoral Degree

July 2013 marked the first graduating class of students to receive their Doctor of Nursing  Practice Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Connie Dunn graduated July 18 with her doctorate degree after presenting her capstone project “Retrospective chart review of glycemic control of patients with Type 2 Diabetes in a rural health clinic.”  [read more]

Auxiliary Hosts Annual Dinner Auction

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21 and support the AMC Auxilians at their Annual Dinner Auction at the Mexico Area YMCA. The theme this year is South of the Border. You can enjoy a stuffed chicken or beef enchilada dinner, great conversation and excitement as dinner guests bid on a variety of donated items. New this year is a Cancun Vacation Getaway.

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Audrain Medical Center’s Cancer Screening Program Receives Funding from Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri®

Audrain Medical Center, a Member of SSM Health Care, is pleased to announce that the J.B. and Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center’s Cancer Screening Program has received a grant from Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri® in the amount of $5,000. This money will help “Serve the Gap” providing free mammograms and clinical breast exams for women age 40 to 50, who meet certain income guidelines, are uninsured or underinsured and do not qualify for any other financial assistance options. [read more]

SSM AMC’s Healthworks Lymphedema Management Program Receives Funding from Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri®

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce that Healthworks was again awarded a grant for treatment of breast cancer related Lymphedema. The monies will provide necessary supplies including bandages, compression garments and some treatment costs based on financial need. “This is a great opportunity for those who are uninsured or underinsured to receive beneficial treatment for Lymphedema,” states Jenea Fowler Smith, PT, CLT, Director of Healthworks. New to the program will be a structured approach to educate breast cancer patients in an attempt to reduce their risk of developing Lymphedema and also an exercise challenge to promote the 2013 Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure®. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center’s Cancer Screening Program recognized at 49th Annual American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

Audrain Medical Center, a Member of SSM Health Care, is pleased to announce that an abstract submitted to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) by Tonya Linthacum APRN, BC, FNP, Director of Health and Wellness Services at the J.B and Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center and Shahid Waheed M.D., Oncologist/Hematologist and Medical Director of the Cancer Center has been selected for print publication at the ASCO annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois in June. [read more]

AMC Foundation to Host Heart-to-Heart Women’s Luncheon

Committee members met recently to make plans for the Annual AMC Foundation Heart-to-Heart Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the

Steinman’s Banquet Hall in Mexico, MO which is a new location this year. [read more]

SSM Health Care to Own and Operate Audrain Medical Center As Part of New Mid-Missouri Region

SSM Health Care and Audrain Medical Center, Mexico, MO, signed an agreement last Thursday under which SSM will own and operate the medical center and its nine MedChoice rural clinics effective April 1, 2013. In making the announcement, SSM also said that it would form a Mid- Missouri Region because of the proximity of the medical center and its clinics to SSM’s St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City. Brent VanConia, president of St. Mary’s Health Center, will become interim president of SSM’s Mid-Missouri Region. [read more]

Thomas Achieves Board Recertification

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce that Gene Thomas, DO has successfully completed recertification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the area of Critical Care Medicine. The examination is designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate’s knowledge and clinical judgment in the areas in which a critical care physician should demonstrate a high level of competence. Expertise in the broad domain of critical care medicine, and the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare conditions that have important consequences for patients, are assessed. [read more]

Sleep Lab Move

Audrain Medical Center is very proud to announce our new sleep lab. With the tremendous help of the Auxiliary, AMC was able to move the sleep lab to a more preferred part of the hospital. A total remodel of the rooms including painting, décor accessories, comforters and flat screen televisions makes it more comfortable to the sleep lab patients. The newly remodeled rooms have more of a home feel to them which will in turn provide better quality sleep studies. The new beds will better serve patients of all sizes. In addition, each room has its own private shower. We have also installed new equipment which allows AMC to provide patients with the latest sleep technology. With this move, it will allow us in the future to expand our lab to a four patient lab and lessen our wait times. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Begins Exclusive Talks with SSM Health Care

Audrain Medical Center entered into exclusive talks with SSM Health Care on December 20, 2012, after completing a formal process of investigating potential affiliations. The alignment – which would include SSM Health Care operating and managing Audrain Medical Center – is the first step towards building a stronger clinical, strategic and financial partnership between both organizations. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year’s Baby for 2013

Finnegan Michael McHatton was born on January 1, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.  He is the son of Ryan and Heather McHatton of Mexico. Finnegan Michael weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 inches. He joins a brother, Lucas David, age 5. His birth makes him the first baby born at Audrain Medical Center in 2013. [read more]

Holiday Massage Special

Massage Therapy Services at Audrain Medical Center is offering a 55 Minute Massage for $35 (regular price $50.00 - limit 2 gift certificates)  [read more]

AMC Auxiliary Receives Auxiliary of the Year for the Third Time!

The Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries has awarded the 2012 "Auxiliary of the Year" to Audrain Medical Center.  The award was presented Thursday, Nov. 8, at a luncheon during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 90th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo. [read more]

Witte Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults

Aaron Witte, PT, recently completed advanced training to become a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA). The training consisted of three weekend courses at KU Medical Center. The program was designed to enhance the ability to appropriately examine and provide quality exercise that will yield optimal benefits for the aging adult. [read more]

First MRI Scan Performed on Patient with Pacemaker at AMC

Audrain Medical Center announced that is successfully conducted its first MRI scan on a patient with the Revo MRITM SureScan® pacing system.

The Revo MRITM SureScan® pacemaker is the first MR-Conditional pacemaker system to be designed, tested and FDA approved for use in the MRI environment. (MR-Conditional is a term used to indicate that a device may be used in an MRI environment under certain conditions, such as certain type of MRI scanner or scanner settings.) [read more]

Quinlan completes Speed, Agility and Quickness Training

Susan Quinlan, PT, at Audrain Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services (Healthworks), recently completed a course to learn effective techniques for improving speed, agility and quickness for athletes of all ages and abilities. The training consisted of a two-day course in St. Louis. The course was designed to assist in identifying common mistakes in acceleration, deceleration and change of direction in order to teach correct mechanics. [read more]

Shellie Shaw Newly Certifed To Help Patients With Difficult Health Problems – Ibs, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Sinusitis And More

Shellie Shaw, Registered Dietitian at Audrain Medical Center has recently passed the examination to become a Certified LEAP Therapist.

The LEAP Program (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance) is a strategic method of dealing with the dietary components of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, fibromyalgia, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, chronic sinusitis and other symptoms caused by delayed food sensitivities. [read more]

End of Summer Massage Specials

Massage Therapy Services at Audrain Medical Center is offering two End of Summer Massage Specials. [read more]

Craghead recognized for 30 years as a CCRN

Jo Ellen Craghead, RN, MSN, was recently recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for 30 years of continued CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) certification. Jo Ellen is employed as the Director of Case Management at Audrain Medical Center.  Barbara Kehl, RN currently working in AMC’s Jordan-Waters Heart Center has also been recognized for 29 years of continued CCRN certification. [read more]

Bracht Completes Training

Ron Bracht, PT, recently completed advanced training for Vestibular Rehabilitation in May. The training consisted of a three-day course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in Pennsylvania. The program was designed to provide an update regarding the treatment of persons with balance/vestibular disorders and the underlying science. [read more]

Smith completes Aqua Lymphatic Therapy Training

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Aqua Lymphatic Therapy (ALT) for Lymphedema patients. Jenea Smith, PT, CLT, ALT recently completed 56 contact hours of training for the management and treatment of upper and lower extremity lymphedema with Dorit Tidhar, MPT, ALT, CDT. Dorit designed The Tidhar Method© to help people who suffer from lymphedema maintain and improve the results of conventional treatment. It was the first time this certification course was offered in the United States. The course was presented by the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and was funded by Mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Jenea becomes one of the few therapists certified to perform ALT in the United States.

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Epple Family donates Antique Medical Items to AMC

Audrain Medical Center is the recipient of a collection of antique medical supplies from the family of the late Dr. Lawrence K. Epple, Jr. Sisters of Dr. Epple, Amy Hoag, Ellen Burris and Jennifer Jerichow, recently delivered boxes of books, old bottles of medicine, medical supplies and an antique anesthesia table to AMC to put on display. [read more]

AMC Foundation to Host Heart-to-Heart Women’s Luncheon

Committee members met recently to make plans for the Annual AMC Foundation Heart-to-Heart Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Audrain County 4-H Center in Mexico, MO. [read more]

Audrain MedicalCenter Hosts 13th Annual Women’s Health Conference

AudrainMedicalCenter is pleased to sponsor the 2012 Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at AMC in Jansen Auditorium. This year’s theme is Life Happens, Learn to Bounce. The keynote speaker, Susie Oberdahlhoff, is a city-born preacher’s kid turned farm-wife from Bowling Green, MO. She is described as the “Erma Bombeck of Agriculture” and has entertained audiences across the country with her wit and wisdom. Susie’s unique perspective and gift of storytelling causes people to laugh at life and learn at the same time. [read more]

Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation Awarded to Audrain Medical Center

The Echocardiography Laboratory at Audrain Medical Center has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in the area of Adult Stress, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). [read more]

Audrain Medical Center’s Pharmacy Receives Awards

Memphis, TN – Audrain Medical Center’s Pharmacy recently receives top honors from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) during a senior management conference held in conjunction with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Mid-Year trade show in New Orleans, Louisiana. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year’s Baby for 2012

Hunter Edward Kreutz was born on January 06, 2012 at 5:44 a.m.  He is the son of Eric and Donna Kreutz of Mexico. Hunter Edward weighed 9 pounds and 0.1 ounce and measured 20½  inches. He joins brothers, Eric Ray, age 7 and Zachary Cornelius, age 4. His birth makes him the first baby born at Audrain Medical Center in 2012. [read more]

Massage Therapy Services at Audrain Medical Center is offering a 55 Minute Massage for $35

Certificates may be purchased December 12 - 16 at Audrain Medical Center’s Health & Wellness Services located in the J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center or
online at www.AudrainMedicalCenter.com/massage. [read more]

AMC Board Members attend Training

Audrain Medical Center had four members attend a new training program for Hospital Directors and Trustees. Gene Thomas, DO; Sterling Oliver and Jo Ellen Craghead, RN, from the Board of Trustees attended this program offered by the Missouri Hospital Association Center for Education as did Susan Wilburn from the Board of Directors. [read more]

AMC Foundation Purchases latest breakthrough in cardiac ultrasound imaging technology

The AMC Foundation with proceeds from the 2011 Heart-to-Heart Luncheon has purchased a new 3D Echo Transducer for the Jordan-WatersHeartCenter from Philips Healthcare, providing advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities with an intelligent system interface that streamlines ultrasound exams for patients and clinicians. [read more]

Owings Completes Training

Stephanie Owings, MSOT, OTR/L, occupational therapist at AudrainMedicalCenter’s Healthworks (Rehabilitation Services), recently completed training for pulmonary rehabilitation services. She completed the course entitled “Inspiratory Muscle Training and Pulmonary Rehabilitation:  An Evidence-Based Approach.” The instruction received in inspratory muscle function, anatomy, physiology, and dyspnea as it relates to a variety of diagnoses, provided Stephanie with skills for immediate clinical application and builds to the development of the pulmonary rehabilitation program now offered at Healthworks. [read more]

Buswell Completes Training

Jennifer Buswell, MPT, recently completed the first level of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy training. The training consisted of a three-day course which provided physical therapists with practical knowledge and skills in the treatment of female urinary incontinence, with an introduction to the treatment of pelvic pain. The instruction received in pelvic floor muscle function, anatomy, physiology and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction provided Jennifer with skills for immediate clinical application and builds to future courses. [read more]

Audrain MedicalCenter Puts Healthcare in the Hands of Patients with Smartphone App

iTriage lets residents quickly and easily research symptoms, learn about possible causes and find the closest medical care

Mexico, MO – October 19, 2011 – Audrain Medical Center announced today that it is reaching out to the rapidly growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® - a consumer healthcare app that lets users research their symptoms and find medical providers from any location. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Offers Breast MRI

Audrain Medical Center’s Imaging Department has a new tool in the fight against breast cancer. AMC recently implemented the use of Breast MRI. Breast MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the breast and its internal structures. MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation

Audrain Medical Center has been awarded a 3-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. [read more]

AMC Auxiliary Dinner Auction

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10 and support the Auxilians at their Annual Dinner Auction at the Mexico Elks Lodge at 1705 Christopher Drive in Mexico. The theme this year is Patriotic, so proudly wear your red, white and blue. You can enjoy a roast beef or turkey dinner, great conversation and excitement as dinner guests bid on a variety of donated items including a Shih Tzu puppy, a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks and Mizzou football tickets. All proceeds go toward the remodeling of the Main Corridor of AMC. [read more]

Back to School Massage Special

Pamper yourself with our Back to School Specials. During the week of August 15-19, purchase a gift certificate for a 55 minute massage for $35 ($15 savings) [read more]

Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship Awarded

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Patricia Watson-Adams has been awarded the 2011 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. Pictured are Mrs. Ned Rodes, her son Ryland Rodes, granddaughter Kayla Rodes, Patricia Watson-Adams and Tammy Kobush, AMC Foundation Director. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Foundation Accepting Ned D. Rodes Scholarship Applications

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer for the Third Time

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Audrain Medical Center an Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing AMC’s commitment to quality in its cancer program. Audrain Medical Center is one of only 90 hospitals nationwide and the only one in Missouri to receive Outstanding Achievement status in 2010.
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Smith Completes Training

Jenea Fowler Smith, PT, CLT, Director of AMC’s Rehab Services, recently completed the first level of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy training. The training consisted of a three-day course which provided physical therapists with practical knowledge and skills in the treatment of female urinary incontinence, with an introduction to the treatment of pelvic pain. The instruction received in pelvic floor muscle function, anatomy, physiology and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction provided Jenea with skills for immediate clinical application and builds to future courses. [read more]

AMC Hosts 12th Annual Women’s Health Conference

Over 70 women enjoyed the wit and inspiration of Faye Fairchild, RN, MSN, CNE, on Saturday, March 5 as she opened the 2011 Women’s Health Conference. Faye shared insight on different kinds of friendships and how friendship can affect health. [read more]

AMC Hosts Digital Mammography Open House

Audrain Medical Center hosted an Open House on Thursday, March 3 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the new digital mammography suite. Over 150 members of the community toured the newly remodeled mammography area, met mammography staff, enjoyed refreshments, and educational materials. [read more]

AMC Ranked Nationally for Patient Safety

Audrain Medical Center has been recognized in CareChex® 2011 for outstanding performance in Patient Safety for Overall Hospital Care. AMC ranked among the top 2% of all hospitals in the nation in this category at 98.7%. [read more]

AMC Hosting Digital Mammography Open House

Audrain Medical Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday, March 3 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of digital mammography.  The Open House will be held in the Medical Imaging Department of Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri.  A brief program will be held at 5:30 p.m. [read more]

FEBRUARY Heart Healthy Tips

1. Know heart attack warning signs:

  • Chest discomfort which can feel like uncomfortable pressure, or squeezing
  • Discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other signs might include breaking out in cold sweat, nausea or lightheadness.
  • Dial 911
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Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year’s Baby for 2011

Lola Mae Allen was born on January 4, 2011 at 1:41 p.m.  She is the son of Clint Allen and Holly Hill both of Vandalia. Lola Mae weighed 7 pounds and 10.8 ounces and measured 19 inches. She joins brother, Eli Jacob Allen 2 ½ years old. Her birth makes her the first baby born at Audrain Medical Center in 2011. [read more]

Gala of Trees at Graceland

Audrain Medical Center’s Jordan-Waters Heart Center and the Audrain County Historical Society hosted the Second Annual Gala of Trees at Business After Hours on Tuesday, November 30. [read more]

Give Cancer the Boot Raises Over $39,000 for Digital Mammography

The AMC J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center’s Give Cancer the Boot celebration was held on Saturday, October 9 at the 4-H Center in Mexico, MO.  Over $39,000 was raised with 426 individuals in attendance.  All proceeds from the event will go towards AMC’s Digital Mammography Capital Campaign.  [read more]

Quinlan completes Lymphedema Management Training

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of another certified Lymphedema therapist to the Oncology and Lymphedema Management Service provided at Healthworks. Susan Quinlan, PT, CLT-UE recently completed 90 contact hours of training for the management and treatment of upper extremity Lymphedema with Klose Training & Consulting. Susan became proficient in all aspects of Lymphedema Management and demonstrated her knowledge in the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system. She becomes one of the few therapists certified to perform upper extremity Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy in mid-Missouri. [read more]

Friends of Martinsburg Donate to Give Cancer the Boot Event

Paula Lierheimer, event co-chair; Mary Thomas, event co-chair; and Judy Hammett, committee member accept a check from Patty Fennewald, representing Friends of Martinsburg, making the first donation to the Give Cancer the Boot event.  The event is being held on Saturday, October 9 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Audrain County 4-H Center.  Businesses from Martinsburg representing the donation are:  Martinsburg Mutual Insurance, K&A Trailer & Equipment Sales, Martinsburg Market, Schafer Fertilizer, Martinsburg Kwik Stop, Cope & Wright Electric, N. Fennewald Pump Service, Teddy Joe’s Bar & Grill, George Schafer Trucking, Martinsburg Farmers Elevator, Fennewald Custom Welding & Fennewald Irrigation.  “We’re honored that the Martinsburg group is the first to step forward with their support of our event.  We are very thankful for their donation,” stated Judy Hammett. [read more]

Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship Awarded by Audrain Medical Center Foundation

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Andrea Willer has been awarded the 2010 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. Pictured are Mrs. Ned Rodes and her son Ryland Rodes, Andrea Willer and Tammy Kobush, AMC Foundation Director. [read more]

25 years of Dedicated Service to the Community

Dr. Ned Rodes, internationally noted cancer researcher and native Mexicoan was a renowned surgical oncologist who shared his patients hope for survival, their fears, disappointments and heartbreaks that often followed those early cancer treatments. Dr. Rodes had initially studied oncology because “he wanted to be involved in finding a solution to cancer.” He was confident that his career in oncology would only last a few years, as he was sure a solution to cancer was on the cusp of being discovered. [read more]

Commerce Bank Donates $55,000 to the Audrain Medical Center Foundation Digital Mammography Campaign

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Donates $25,000 to the Audrain Medical Center Foundation Digital Mammography Capital Campaign

Representatives from Teva Pharmaceuticals recently presented a $25,000 check to Dr. Joseph Corrado, Digital Mammography Steering Committee Member.  [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Celebrates Employee Service Awards

On Monday, May 10, AMC honored 78 employees for 1,290 collective years of service at the annual Service Awards luncheon. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Earns Three-Year Accreditation

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Cancer Program at Audrain Medical Center. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Foundation Accepting Ned D. Rodes Scholarship Applications

            The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. [read more]

Nat Forrest - Colon Cancer Survivor

My name is Nat Forrest and I have worked at Audrain Medical Center since 1977, thirty-two years. I am a colon cancer survivor and I have a story to tell. [read more]

Colon Cancer -- Signs and Symptoms

Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. [read more]

AMC’s Wellness Screening

It’s time for AMC’s Annual Wellness Screening. Wellness Screening results can be used to track your health or provide a baseline report to help identify risks and help you make decisions on how to improve your health. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Honored Among Nation’s Top Hospitals

Hospital Value Index™ Recognizes Audrain Medical Center with Best in Value™ Award [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year’s Baby for 2010

Terry Robert Martin was born on January 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm.  He is the son of Dewey Martin and Nicole Workes both of Mexico. Terry weighed 6 pounds and 13.9 ounces and measured 19 ¾ inches. His birth makes him the first baby born at Audrain Medical Center in 2010. [read more]

Corrado & Linthacum receive Certificate of Appreciation

Joseph Corrado, MD, Surgeon and Tonya Linthacum, FNP, Director of Health & Wellness Services at Audrain Medical Center received a Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions to the Missouri Cancer Consortium (the state cancer plan) and with C-Change (a national cancer organization comprised of the nations key cancer leaders from government, business and non-profit sectors founded by President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush) at the 2009 State Cancer Summit in Jefferson City in October.
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Dubbert Completes Training on New Equipment

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce that Jennifer Dubbert, PT, has successfully completed a 20-hour intensive balance training seminar at the NeuroCom International, Inc. headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The Clinical Integration Seminar focuses on specialized techniques and clinical systems to effectively assess and treat patients with balance and dizziness disorders. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center to Temporarily Change Visitation Policy

Audrain Medical Center is asking for assistance from the public in slowing the spread of the H1N1 flu by discouraging visitation of hospitalized patients by person of any age with fever, sore throat, cough, muscle aches, nausea and/or vomiting/diarrhea and any persons less than 19 years of age. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Transfers Ambulance Services

On October 1, 2009, Audrain Medical Center will transfer responsibility for ambulance services to the Audrain Ambulance District (AAD). The AMC Board of Directors, at its December 2007 meeting, voted unanimously to approve a resolution that would not renew AMC’s ambulance service license when it expired on November 30, 2009. This decision set in motion the “Citizens for Proposition A” committee which worked diligently to obtain over 1,000 signatures on a petition to form an Ambulance District, which resulted in a June 3, 2008 election gaining 65% favorable votes to 35% negative votes. [read more]

AMC’s Healthworks Lymphedema Management Program Receives Funding from the Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure®

Prevention and early detection of breast cancer has come to the forefront in healthcare across the United States and world. Many women who have had surgery for breast cancer develop Lymphedema, swelling in the arm or chest due to damage to the lymph nodes and/or lymph vessels from radiation or during surgery. This swelling can cause chronic medical, physical and psychosocial problems, all affecting a woman’s quality of life. Lymphedema affects nearly 40% of breast cancer survivors. [read more]

NeuroCom Balance Manager Offers New Service

Proceeds from the 2009 AMC Foundation Golf Classic were used this year to purchase a NeuroCom Balance Manager for the Rehabilitation Department at AMC. [read more]

Rodes Scholarship Presentation

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Jenea Smith has been awarded the 2009 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. Jenea has worked at Audrain Medical Center since 2006 as a Physical Therapist. [read more]

Auxiliary Dinner Auction

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 12 and support the Auxilians at their Annual Dinner Auction at the Mexico Elks Lodge at 1705 Christopher Drive in Mexico. The theme this year is tailgating, so wear your jeans and your favorite jersey. You can enjoy a roast beef or chicken dinner, great conversation and excitement as dinner guests bid on a variety of donated items. All proceeds go toward the purchase of an Aquatic Therapy pool for Rehabilitation Services. [read more]

Bracht Receives Vestibular Rehab Certification

Ron Bracht, physical therapist at Audrain Medical Center’s Healthworks recently received certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from the American Physical Therapy Association. Ron attended a 37 hour course at Emory University in Georgia. Two written tests and a video recognition competency exam were passed to achieve this certification. “We are very fortunate to have individuals at Audrain Medical Center that have the drive to continue their education and provide these specialty services to the community,” states Cindi Heese, Director of Healthworks. [read more]

QUAN NGUYEN, Do, Earns, Board Certification

Congratulations to Quan Nguyen, DO, for successfully completing and passing the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine examination. The certification program in internal medicine by this Board is a program for demonstration of excellence in the field of internal medicine. [read more]

Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure Performed at Audrain Medical Center Provides Significant Improvement in Quality of Life to Patients Suffering from Spinal Fractures Due to Osteoporosis

Audrain Medical Center announced today that Drs. Jeffrey Tiede, Joseph Meyer and Richard Wolkowitz are offering Balloon Kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. Balloon Kyphoplasty is designed to correct spinal deformity due to osteoporotic fractures, significantly reducing back pain and improving a patient’s ability to return to daily activities. [read more]

AMC Partners with The Schumacher Group® for ED Physician Services

Audrain Medical Center has partnered with The Schumacher Group, a nationally recognized provider of emergency department physician services to help improve emergency medical services at AMC. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Foundation Accepting Ned D. Rodes Scholarship Applications

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. [read more]

Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation Awarded to Audrain Medical Center and Mexico Cardiovascular Associates

The Echocardiography Laboratory at Audrain Medical Center and the Laboratory at Mexico Cardiovascular Associates, the practice of Charles Tillman, MD and Larry Handlin, DO, are two of the first one thousand echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation for CT

Audrain Medical Center has been awarded a 3-year term of accreditation for computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology as the result of a recent survey. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces All-Digital Cath Lab

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce an upgrade in our Cardiac Cath Lab to a GE Innova® 3100 all-digital cardiovascular imaging system. This new system provides Cardiologists, Larry Handlin, DO and Charles Tillman, MD the ability to better view and treat coronary artery blockages that could cause heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular disease. [read more]

AMC Foundation to Host Heart-to-Heart Women’s Luncheon

The purpose of the luncheon is to celebrate the energy of women while sharing important heart information. Guests will enjoy a tasty heart healthy lunch, participate in a Purse-onality auction, learn about metabolic syndrome and ask heart related questions of Cardiologists Larry Handlin, DO and Charles Tillman, MD. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Diabetes Education Program Earns Recognition

Audrain Medical Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Program has been honored with an Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management by the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Lymphedema Management Program

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Lymphedema Management to the services provided through Healthworks, our Rehabilitation program, in direct collaboration with Shahid Waheed, MD, Medical Director of the J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Honored by Chamber

During the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards presentation, Audrain Medical Center was awarded The G. Andy Runge Ambassador Award and the Philanthropic Award. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Lymphedema Management Program

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Lymphedema Management to the services provided through Healthworks, our Rehabilitation program, in direct collaboration with Shahid Waheed, MD, Medical Director of the J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center. Jenea Fowler Smith, PT, CLT recently completed two weeks of training with the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. She is one of a few therapists certified to perform Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy in mid-Missouri. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Board of Directors Officers

The Audrain Medical Center Board of Directors announced change in officers for 2009. Effective at the January meeting, Randy Robley of Mexico stepped in as Chair, Kathy Miller of Paris will serve as Vice Chair and Charles Schafer of Martinsburg will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year’s Baby for 2009

Kaydence Marie Gipson was born on January 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Foundation Purchases Radiofrequency Ablation Machine For Use In Pain Management

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation has purchased a Radiofrequency Machine used by our Pain Management Specialists in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU). [read more]

Audrain Medical Center & Audrain City-County Health Unit Report Flu Cases Flu Vaccine Still Available

Flu season has arrived and the Audrain Medical Center laboratory has confirmed flu cases. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary Honored by Missouri Hospital Association

The Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary was one of four hospital auxiliaries honored by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries for their volunteer services to the health care community. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Collaborates with Missouri Military Academy on Diabetes SCHOOLWALK

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Audrain Medical Center Receives Radiation Detection Equipment

In 2008, the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) will provide approximately $16 million in equipment and training to strengthen the Nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from incidents of terrorism and other catastrophic events. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Participates in Regional Disaster Drill

On Tuesday, October 28, central Missouri healthcare providers came together for an exercise to test equipment and procedures they would use if hospitals, nursing homes or other healthcare facilities had to be evacuated during a disaster, creating a need for large number of patients to be triaged or treated at an alternate care site. Hospitals must be prepared for evacuation in the event of a disaster. This drill provided the opportunity to practice setting up an alternate care site. [read more]

Flu Immunization Clinic

On Saturday, October 25, 2008, 18 staff from Audrain Medical Center (AMC) and Audrain City-County Health Unit (ACCHU) volunteered their time to immunize 382 community members at the annual Community Flu Shot Clinic held at the Stribling House. Assisting this year by helping to fill syringes were three (3) nursing students and their instructor from the Moberly Area Community College. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives ACR Accreditation

Audrain Medical Center has been awarded a 3-year term of accreditation in MRI by the American College of Radiology. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Flu Immunization Clinic

Audrain Medical Center in collaboration with the Audrain City-County Health Unit (ACCHU) has planned their annual Community Flu Immunization Clinic for Saturday, October 25, 2008, from 8 am to Noon inside the Stribling House at 515 East Promenade. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Volunteers Collaborate to Improve Gardens

When Kristine Craddock and Christine Shire joined the AMC Auxiliary as volunteers, they accepted the challenge of completing and rejuvenating the Healing Garden just outside the J.B. and Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center. [read more]

Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship Awarded by Audrain Medical Center Foundation

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Carolyn Canterbury has been awarded the 2008 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. [read more]

School and Sports Physicals

Summer is in full swing with a multitude of summer activities for our children and family functions. It may be the busiest time of year for your family. That makes it easy to forget to schedule necessary appointments. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer for the Second Time

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Audrain Medical Center an Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing AMC’s commitment to quality in its cancer program. Audrain Medical Center is one of only 66 hospitals nationwide to receive Outstanding Achievement status. [read more]

AMC Emergency Department Warns of Carbon Monoxide Poisonings

Nine cases of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning have been seen in the Audrain Medical Center Emergency Department since January 1, 2008. [read more]

Larry Handlin, DO, Achieves Board Certification in Nuclear Cardiology

Larry Handlin, DO, recently passed a Certification Examination for Nuclear Cardiology. This entitles Dr. Handlin to designate himself as Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. Nuclear Cardiology is a specialty of cardiology that uses radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Honor Received from International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care

Audrain Medical Center’s Director of Health and Wellness Services in the J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center, Tonya Linthacum, APRN, BC, FNP and Kari Wilson, FNP, Vice President of Clinical Services have been notified that the abstract they submitted has been selected for Oral Presentation at the 15th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) to be held in Singapore in August 2008. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Promotes February as American Heart Month

As part of February's American Heart Month, Audrain Medical Center joined thousands of Americans nationwide in celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, 2008. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Hosts Ninth Annual Women’s Health Conference

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to sponsor the 2008 Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at AMC in Jansen Auditorium. This year’s theme is The Freedom to Choose . . . a healthy lifestyle. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Members of the Board of Directors

The Audrain Medical Center Board of Directors welcomed three new Directors who begin their service in January 2008. New [read more]

Mexico Cardiovascular Associates Earns Nuclear Laboratory Accreditation

Mexico Cardiovascular Associates, LLC, located in Mexico, MO, was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL). [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Receives New Endoscopy Tower Courtesy AMC Auxiliary

With pride and a sense of accomplishment, the Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary announced the installation of GI Lab equipment for which they raised funds. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Cafeteria Accepts Debit & Credit Cards

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce that the AMC Cafeteria now accepts Debit and Credit Cards. Recent installation of new cash registers makes it possible to take cash and credit and debit cards. [read more]

David Buhr Honored by Missouri Community College Association (MCCA)

David Buhr, Director of Business Development at Audrain Medical Center, received a Distinguished Business/Industry Award from the Missouri Community College Association at their 43rd Annual Convention in Branson, Missouri. [read more]

Darren Stice, CPA, New Executive Director of MedChoice Clinics

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to welcome Darren Stice of Mexico, as the new Executive Director of its MedChoice Clinics. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Recognizes November as American Diabetes Month

Nearly 21 million children and adults have diabetes and an additional 54 million are at-risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Because of these statistics, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is focusing on the "Many Faces of Diabetes" during November, American Diabetes Month. [read more]

Flu Immunization Clinic

On Saturday, October 27, 2007, staff from Audrain Medical Center (AMC) and Audrain City-County Health Unit (ACCHU) volunteered their time to immunize community members who came to the annual Community Flu Shot Clinic held at the Stribling House. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Flu Immunization Clinic

Audrain Medical Center in collaboration with the Audrain City-County Health Unit (ACCHU) has planned their annual Community Flu Immunization Clinic on Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 8 am to Noon inside the Stribling House at 515 East Promenade. [read more]

Joseph A. Corrado, MD Outstanding Performance Award from the Commission on Cancer

In recognition of his outstanding efforts as a physician champion, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) named Joseph A. Corrado, MD, F.A.C.S., a recipient of the 2006 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award. [read more]

Meet Us On the Square

Once again, this fall, AMC is supporting Sunset Festival on Thursday evenings from 5 - 8 pm on the Mexico Square by featuring some of the AMC services. [read more]

Steve Shaw, Emergency Management Coordinator at Audrain Medical Center Completes Training

  Steve Shaw, EMT, Emergency Management Coordinator, has completed the requirements from Homeland Security to become a level three team member on the National Emergency Response Team. 
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Audrain Medical Center Offers Concussion Advice

Athletes are beginning to practice for fall sports and everyone is anxious for the games to begin. Joanna McClarey, Audrain Medical Center’s Certified Athletic Trainer, wants to help prevent injuries and has the athletes’ health and well being on her mind. At this time of year, head injuries, especially concussions, are a prime concern. Football is a contact sport with high potential of concussions, but it is not the only sport in which a head injury can occur.
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AMC Boasts New MRI

Patients at AMC who are scheduled for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) will now experience the convenience of a new 1.5 Tesla MRI unit.

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Free Athletic Physicals offered to Area Students

On Tuesday, July 24, Audrain Medical Center’s medical and professional staff, Mexico High School staff and Mexico High School Booster Club parents provided free athletic physical examinations for 450 athletes, cheerleaders and band members from Mexico and surrounding communities. [read more]

Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship Awarded by AMC Foundation

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Kristine Jackson has been awarded the 2007 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship.
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Free Athletic Physicals offered to Area Students

Audrain Medical Center’s medical and professional staff will provide free physical examinations for athletes, cheerleaders and band members from Mexico and surrounding communities on Tuesday, July 24. Girls will be screened from 5:30 to 7 pm and boys will be screened from 7:15 to 9 pm. Examinations will be at the Mexico High School Sports Complex at 639 N. Wade. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Grand Opening of Jordan-Waters Heart Center

The Grand Opening of the Jordan-Waters Heart Center was Sunday, May 6, 2007. [read more]

AMC's New Heart Center Grand Opening Set for May 6

The Grand Opening of the Jordan-Waters Heart  Center has been set for Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 2 - 4 pm. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2 pm with the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. [read more]

Children's Activity Pages

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A Guide for Nursing Homes: How to Work With EMS

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A Primer on Emergency Care

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AMC Excels in Heart Care According to Recent Study

Audrain Medical Center received a Top Ten percent score for the treatment of Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia according to the recently released “Focus on Hospitals” report compiled by the Missouri Hospital Association. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces New Year's Baby for 2007

Mason Michael was born on January 1, 2007 at 8:46 am.  He is the son of Mike and Laura Adkisson of Centralia, Missouri. Mason weighed 7 pounds and 9.2 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches. He joins a sister, Makenzie age 2. His birth makes him the first baby born at Audrain Medical Center in 2007.
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AMC Professional Teams Beat the Clock

During any emergency situation, time is key, but in the situation of a heart attack, there are some specific guidelines that increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. For heart attack patients at Audrain Medical Center, time is on their side. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Honored for Excellence in Statewide Competition

Audrain Medical Center received statewide recognition for the J.B. and Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center Donor Recognition Book produced to thank everyone who donated money for the construction of the new Cancer Center. [read more]

Flu Immunization Clinic

On Saturday, November 4, 2006, staff from Audrain Medical Center (AMC), Audrain City/County Health Unit (ACCHU) and Moberly Area Community College Practical Nursing Program volunteered their time to immunize over 500 community members who came to the Community Flu Shot Clinic held at the Stribling House. [read more]

Debbie Jacobson, RN, Honored by Emergency Nurses Association

Congratulations to Debbie Jacobson, RN, Director of Emergency Services at Audrain Medical Center, who was recognized as the Emergency Nurse Leader/Manager of the Year by the St. Louis Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Announces Flu Immunization Clinic

Audrain Medical Center has planned their annual Community Flu Immunization Clinic on Saturday, November 4, 2006 from 8 am to Noon inside the Stribling House at 515 East Promenade, to assist community members in preparing for the influenza season. 
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Wilderness Preparedness

In one form or another, we all enjoy the outdoors.   Safety and being prepared for possible accidents is a year-round awareness that we all must exhibit.  Everyone is vulnerable to the need for a rescue or medical attention at some point in time.  There are many factors that could lead to the need for assistance. [read more]

Justin E. Jones, MD Earns New Certification

Congratulations to Justin E. Jones, MD, FAAFP, who has successfully completed a prescribed course of study in Medical Management, earning the credentials of CPE - Certified Physician Executive from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. [read more]

Simon McKeown, MD Recoginized as Board Certified

Congratulations to Simon McKeown, MD, for successfully completing the American Board of Family Medicine Examination. He is now certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. [read more]

Anna Margaret Griffin Honored at Reception

Miss Anna Margaret Griffin, a long time Mexico resident and former teacher, was honored at a reception on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the J.B. & Greeta B. Arthur Cancer Center. [read more]

Wellsville Medical Clinic Begins Expansion

Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce the expansion of the Wellsville Medical Clinic at 111 West Bates in Wellsville. [read more]

Mary Finkenbinder Receives Excellence in Community Award

Mary Finkenbinder, Director of Food Services at Audrain Medical Center, was the recipient of the 2006 Star Team Excellence Award from Aramark Corporation. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Purchases Defibrillators with Jordan Donation

“The first dollars of the generous gift from the Gerald and Margaret Jordan estate were recently used to purchase 13 LifePak 20 defibrillator/monitors for use at Audrain Medical Center,” commented Kari Wilson, Vice President of Clinical Services. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Nurses Complete Advanced Trauma Care Training

Audrain Medical Center sent three Emergency Services nurses for Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) training during the summer. [read more]

Burn Information

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Heat Illnesses

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Audrain Medical Center Cares About Your Safety - What You Can do To Help

Patients who take part in decisions about their health care are more likely to have better outcomes. In response to a national campaign urging patients to get involved in their care, Audrain Medical Center developed a SPEAK UP program to help patients become involved as a member of their healthcare team. [read more]

Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship Awarded by Audrain Medical Center Foundation

The Audrain Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce David Becker, LPN and Kara Deppe have been awarded the 2006 Ned D. Rodes Educational Scholarship. [read more]

Sports Advantage Addresses Concussions

At a recent Sports Advantage meeting with area school Athletic Directors (Mexico, Centralia, North Callaway and Van Far) the topic for discussion was concussion in high school sports. [read more]

Audrain Medical Center Represented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Shahid Waheed, MD, Medical Director of Audrain Medical Center’s Cancer Center and Tonya Linthacum, FNP, Director of Health and Wellness Services presented the results of colon cancer screening research at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Atlanta, GA in June. [read more]