Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Summer 2023

4 VITALITY Summer 2023 CMH NEWS Caring for our own Moxie Garrison, daughter of Don Garrison, R.T., of the CMH Missouri Sleep Institute, recently needed funding for a lifesaving open-heart surgery in London. As part of a broader community effort to raise $110,000 to pay for the surgery, the CMH family contributed $34,500. This donation is one example of the culture of giving and caring for one another at CMH. The new Club 1982 employee giving program is an intentional way for employees to help others within the CMH family. CMH APPOINTS NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP Citizens Memorial Hospital promoted three employees to new leadership roles in December 2022, as CMH continues to expand behavioral health services. Rachael Swopes, PhD, was promoted to clinical director of Behavioral Health Therapy Services, serving all behavioral health therapy services for CMH. Dr. Swopes is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked at CMH for eight years. Angela Long, MSN, R.N., was promoted to director of behavioral health operations. Long oversees behavioral health in the clinic setting and at Parkview Geriatric Wellness. She works directly with clinic managers, inpatient nursing and mental health providers throughout the organization to help support, build and bridge gaps in the behavioral health field. She has worked at CMH for 15 years. Suret Thompson, R.N., was promoted to director of nursing for Parkview Geriatric Wellness Department. Thompson has worked at CMH for 10 years. HOW MAY WE HELP YOU? For more information about behavioral health services at CMH, call the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010. Citizens Memorial Foundation launches an employee giving program CEO/Executive Director Michael Calhoun introduced Club 1982, CMH’s new employee giving program, during the spring employee forums. “When CMH opened its doors in 1982, there were so many people who gave so much of themselves to make CMH what it is today,” Calhoun says. “The spirit of that is why we’re starting Club 1982.” The program has four focus areas for the contributed funds: » Employee crisis care. » Scholarships for children and grandchildren of employees. » Patient and resident compassion. » Special project support. “Our job here at Citizens Memorial is to serve others, and we also want to serve each other,” says Wren Hall, director of community relations and development. “When we are part of Club 1982, we’re part of building a legacy here at Citizens Memorial, and it’s an investment into our organization and to each other.” Donation levels start at $5 per pay period, or $130 a year, for employees to join Club 1982. “If there’s a lot of us giving a little bit, it gives us the resources we need to make a difference in people’s lives,” Calhoun says. “We want CMH to be a family and grow stronger together. This is a way we can do that.” Rachael Swopes, PhD Angela Long, MSN, R.N. Suret Thompson, R.N.