Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Spring 2023

2 VITALITY Spring 2023 Building strong community partnerships In this issue of Vitality, we continue to highlight our valuable community partnerships that create positive change in our communities. Please read about our new nurse apprenticeship program with area nursing programs on page 5. Our partnership with area school districts to provide athletic training services dates back more than 20 years. On page 8, a local high school athlete shares about the expert care he received from Citizens Memorial Hospital on the field and in the operating room after a football injury. Additionally, we have two significant community events coming up soon. The CMH Heroes for Hospice 5K/10K Run in May benefits patients in our hospice program and their families. The Medical Excellence Golf Classic is set for June 1, with proceeds providing college scholarships for students pursuing a career in health care. Find details on page 6. April is Donate Life Month, and we have more information about organ donation on page 12. Please take a few minutes to learn about registering to be an organ and tissue donor. We continue to look for new services we can provide for our patients. One example is our new dermatology clinic’s medical-grade skin care products. Learn more on page 13. You will also find stories to help you stay healthy—from the importance of having a primary care provider to boosting your calcium intake for healthy bones. We appreciate the community’s support of CMH. Thank you for entrusting our leading physicians and exceptional health care team with your health and wellness needs. 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 Charlotte Marsch Amy Gimpel Aaron Tallant 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 Well-prepared The first nurse apprentice graduates bring extra experience and knowledge to their new roles at CMH. 7 Ban those bug bites Here’s how to avoid those annoyingly itchy mosquito bites this summer. 10 Heart failure: What is it? The name itself is confusing. Now you can learn the basics with these five simple facts. 13 New! Expert skin care Available only at CMH Dermatology Clinic, MD Ultra Skin Care products help you keep your glow. Michael Calhoun, CEO/Executive Director WELCOME citizens-memorial-healthcare