Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Summer 2023

2 VITALITY Summer 2023 Compassionate care for patients, residents and co-workers at CMH The show of support by our CMH family and the local community to help fund a lifesaving heart surgery for Moxie Garrison, daughter of CMH employee Don Garrison, is genuinely heartwarming. It also reflects the compassionate care for our patients, residents and co-workers at CMH. A new employee giving program, Club 1982, is a vehicle through which all our employees can give back and make a lasting impact. We named the program in honor of the spirit of giving by the community members who made it possible for the hospital to open in 1982. Learn more on page 4. Planning continues for our hospital expansion and renovation project, and we anticipate a fall groundbreaking. Learn more about the progress on page 3. I will also share regular updates through our new blog at While working on this large project, we continue looking for other opportunities as part of our strategic planning process. This year, our general focus areas are: » People: growing and investing in our engaged workforce. » Quality: delivering the safest and highest-quality health care. » Service: providing the best experience for the communities we serve. » Growth: positioning CMH for future growth and expansion opportunities. » Finance: ensuring long-term financial sustainability. Finally, summer has arrived, so we will spend more time outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and having fun with family and friends. We have some helpful safety tips on pages 6 through 9. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Michael Calhoun, CEO/Executive Director Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation We’d love to hear from you on social media Citizens Memorial Hospital • Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation 1500 N. Oakland Ave. Bolivar, MO 65613 417-326-6000 CEO/Executive Director Michael Calhoun Marketing Director Tamera Heitz-Peek Marketing Department Tessa Arnold Jennifer Stegner Amy Gimpel Aaron Tallant Charlotte Marsch Mission Providing compassionate care for all generations by leading physicians and an exceptional health care team. Vision Be the first choice for health care by delivering the safest, highest quality and best experience for the communities we serve. Values I am Safe, Engaged, Respectful, Valued and Empowered. Together, we make a difference by serving others. For permission to reprint any portion of this magazine, call 417-328-7245. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please email or call 417-328-7245. VITALITY is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of CITIZENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Information in VITALITY comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2023 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. 5 Ready for an exciting career change? Consider becoming an EMT or a community paramedic. 7 Your place in the sun Expert advice to keep your skin protected from the sun’s burning and aging rays. 10 Preventing cancer Learn the latest about HPV and Pap tests for women and PSA screenings for men. 12 What should you do with old medications? Here’s how to get rid of them safely. Michael Calhoun, CEO/Executive Director WELCOME citizens-memorial-healthcare