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					Cedar County Memorial Hospital Health Bulletin
Administrator: Jackie Boyles 1401 S. Park St. El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 • 417/876-2511 • Board of Directors: Judy Renn, President Franklin H. Smith, Vice President Brenda Parsley, Secretary/Treasurer Frank Haynes, Director Charles Skaggs, Director

Summer 2007

CCMH Welcomes Three New Medical Providers
edar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is proud to introduce three new healthcare providers to the local communities. George Methven, D.O./Board Certified by the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Kathleen Melloh, Physician Assistant, are available for appointments at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Medical Mall in El Dorado Springs. Dr. Methven accepts both primary care and OB/GYN patients. Kathleen Melloh provides primary care services to patients of all ages. John Russo, M.D./Board Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties, has joined the Cedar County Family Clinic in Stockton. Dr. Russo accepts primary care patients of all ages. Dr. Methven attended college at the University of Oklahoma and medical school at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He performed his residency at Michigan State University’s Michigan Health Center, where he was the Chief Resident. Dr. Methven also spent six years serving in the Oklahoma National Guard. Kathleen (“Kathy”) Melloh, P.A., received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Southwest Baptist University, her Physician Assistant Diploma from the University of North Dakota and her Physician Assistant Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska. Kathy has a specialty in orthopedics and previous experience in obstetrics and primary care. Dr. Russo attended college at Johns Hopkins University and medical school at Michigan State University. He performed a rotating internship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. In addition to his practice experience, Dr. Russo has also taught at several educational institutions, such as the University of Texas—Houston, Montana State University—Bozeman and Baylor College of Medicine. CCMH welcomes these new providers to the area. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Methven or Kathy Melloh, P.A., please call 417/876-3333. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Russo, please call 417/276-5500.


CCMH services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.

CCMH adds new services Clinics offer extended hours Donations benefit hospital & patients CCMH announces new mission, vision & values Upcoming events... CCMH facility contact information





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George Methven, D.O.

Kathleen Melloh, P.A.

John Russo, M.D.

CCMH Opens Wound Care Clinic
Many individuals suffer from health conditions that result in wounds that are difficult to heal. CCMH recognized the need for comprehensive wound care, opening a Wound Care Clinic in June 2007. The goal of the Clinic is to provide a systematic and comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to wound healing. The Clinic focuses on three primary areas: (1) evaluation and assessment, (2) treatment and (3) education for patients, family members and caregivers. The Wound Care Clinic treats wounds resulting from traumatic injuries, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, surgery complications, congestive heart failure (CHF), arterial or venous ulcers, lymphedema and many other conditions. Lerri Burchett, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certified in Wound Care, coordinates the Wound Care Clinic services. Lerri has a passion for wound care and is excited to be a part of the Wound Care Clinic. To learn more about the Clinic, please call Lerri at 417/876-2511, ext. 3257.

Lerri Burchett, Wound Care Certified LPN, directs the Wound Care Clinic.

Clinics Provide Extended Hours
CLINICS— Extended hours from 7 a.m.-9 a.m., Monday-Friday Starting 09/04/07

•No appointment necessary during extended hours. •Extended hours are for minor ailments only.

The Cedar County Family Clinic and the CCMH Medical Mall Clinic are pleased to announce their new extended hours from 7-9 a.m., MondayFriday. The new hours will begin on September 4. The extended hours are targeted at working families who are

busy enough without dealing with unexpected illnesses. However, when unexpected illnesses do occur, working families can access non-emergency, primary healthcare services without an appointment during the extended hours. The extended hours are specifically for

treatment of minor ailments such as cold/flu symptoms, allergies, rashes, earaches, fevers, urinary tract infections, suture/staple removals, etc. Patients may still schedule appointments during regular clinic hours—9 a.m.5 p.m., Monday-Friday. (See facility contacts on page 4.)

CCMH Offers New Treatment for Women’s Health
Millions of women have a condition known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The condition causes them to leak urine when they laugh, sneeze, cough or exercise. CCMH is one of the first providers in the area to offer a new treatment option to correct the condition. The treatment, called the GYNECARE TVT SECUR* System, is performed in a 10-15 minute procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. The technique is performed by Scott Beard, M.D.— Gynecology Specialist, and allows for a minimally invasive approach that eliminates the need for surgical exit incisions in the patient’s skin. Patients are typically able to return home within a few hours of the procedure. The treatment is not for women who are or who intend to become pregnant or women on anticoagulation therapy. As with all medical procedures, there are some risks. A free seminar is being held in the CCMH classroom on September 13, 2007, from 6-7:30 p.m. to allow patients to learn more about this treatment. To register for this seminar, please call Dawn Thurlo at 417/876-2511, ext. 3220, by September 10.

Scott Beard, M.D.

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CCMH & Patients Benefit from Recent Donations….
Royal Neighbors Donate Teddy Bears
A visit to the emergency room can be a scary experience, especially for a child. The Royal Neighbors organization helps to calm the fears of children visiting the CCMH Emergency Room through their donation of teddy bears. CCMH wishes to thank the Royal Neighbors for their most recent teddy bear donation on July 23, 2007. The following CCMH staff member and members of the Royal Neighbors are pictured: Front row— Kathy Hallam, RN/ER Nurse; Virginia Toliver; Nancy Boyle; Sissy Hamby; Helen Nichols; Norma Jean Alumbaugh; Aleene Houston; Luberta Henderson; and Fern McMullin. Back row—Donna Woody, Donna Morris, Mae McNeece and Nadyne Bond.

CCMH Auxiliary Donates Equipment to Hospital

CCMH is very appreciative to the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for their on-going donations of new equipment to the hospital. Most recently, the Auxiliary donated three new pieces of equipment: a Continental Metal Products Co., Inc., blanket warming cabinet (pictured above left); a Winco Model 575 blood drawing chair (pictured above right); and an Oakworks ultrasound table (not pictured). The blanket warming cabinet features stainless steel construction, a microprocessor control system, digital display indicators, Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature scale, an electric heated upper compartment and a lower storage compartment. The Winco blood drawing chair is an extra large chair with a weight capacity of 300 lbs. The chair’s highstrength frame is cushioned on the seat, back, and arms for added patient comfort.
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The Oakworks ultrasound table, which has been ordered but not received at CCMH at the time of the photos, is a dual-controlled steel lift table. The table is engineered to consistently displace patient weight over the strongest section of the table. The backrest top ensures patient comfort, while the Cardio and GYN drop out panels create direct access for better patient placement and more accurate imaging. Thank you so much for these donations! Pictured above with the new equipment are CCMH staff members: Julia Phillips, ADON, and Terri Heitz, Social Worker, and CCMH Auxiliary members: Ruby Fields, Hazel Baumgarner, Thelma Forest, Mary Lady, Sandi Eaves, Nellie Nicholas, Lynda Bishop, Ruth Koca, Christena Green, Carolyn Steward and Joyce Smith.

edar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) is proud to renew its commitment to its staff and the community by announcing a new mission statement, vision and values. A mission statement describes the organization’s direction for the future and promotes a sense of pride in working together toward a common goal. Values are the driving forces that shape all actions within the organization. They are worthwhile qualities that define behaviors. The CCMH mission, vision and values are the product of the commitment of a group of staff members, including: Don Monroe, Melissa Baker, Terri Heitz and Debbie Hillsman.


MISSION: Cedar County Memorial Hospital, as a team of dedicated professionals, provides compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services in a patient-centered environment to the communities we serve. VISION: The vision of Cedar County Memorial Hospital is to create a culture of quality service and operational excellence— always making the hospital a better place for our patients to receive quality care and treatment, our employees to work and our physicians to practice. VALUES: Integrity is our foundation. Customer Service is our focus. Compassion is our commitment. Excellence is our standard.

Pictured above with one of the new mission, vision and value postings are Don Monroe, Laboratory Supervisor; Melissa Baker, Radiology Supervisor; Judy Renn, Board President; and Terri Heitz, Social Services Director .

Framed postings of these statements will soon be hung at CCMH and its facilities. The postings are not only evidence of CCMH’s enduring commitment to its patients but also of the organization’s dedication to promoting teamwork and a positive organizational culture.

Cedar County Memorial Hospital 1401 S. Park Street El Dorado Springs, MO Cedar County Memorial Hospital Medical Mall Clinic 1317 S. Hwy. 32 El Dorado Springs, MO Cedar County Health Department—El Dorado Springs 1317 S. Hwy. 32 El Dorado Springs, MO Cedar County Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Center 1317 S. Hwy. 32 El Dorado Springs, MO Cedar County Health Department—Stockton 807 Owen Mill Rd. Stockton, MO Cedar County Family Clinic 807 Owen Mill Rd. Stockton, MO Cedar County Exercise Center 807 Owen Mill Rd. Stockton, MO
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Upcoming Events...
►September is National Cholesterol Education Month. For more information, visit the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website at: ►Community Health Assistance Resource Team (CHART) Meeting When: 09/05/07; 12 noon Where: Cedar County Health Complex Classroom (Stockton) ►GYNECARE TVT SECUR* System—Patient Education Seminar When: 09/13/07; 6-7:30 p.m. Where: CCMH Classroom Presenter: Scott Beard, M.D.
To register for this free educational seminar, please call Dawn Thurlo at 417/876-2511, ext. 3220, by September 10.

Ph. 417/876-2511

Ph. 417/876-3333

Ph. 417/876-5744 Ph. 417/876-6624 (WIC) Ph. 417/876-5631

Ph. 417/276-6416

Ph. 417/276-5500

Ph. 417/276-7762

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