Sheet metal workers are lending a hand

October 22, 2012

Kenneth Flynn is one of 30-to-35 apprentices who are installing a new 15,000-square-foot metal roof on the dining hall in Piercing Arrow Camp, part of the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Mo. The apprentices, aged 25 to 45, are donating time and expertise valued at more than $100,000.Complete news release below w/2 photos and cutlinesFROM: Missouri Press Flash News! ServiceTO: News DeskOct. 22, 2012Note: This Flash News! item is being distributed by Missouri Press Service. MPS is not the source of the news. If you need further information or verification, contact the person listed in the news release, do not "reply" to this message.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------For Immediate ReleaseOctober 22, 2012CONTACT: Pat O'Neill  Phone: 816-561-7555, E-Mail: pat@oneillevents.com MISSOURI'S SHEET METAL WORKERS  LEND A HAND TO BOY SCOUTSApprentices and Instructors Donate Expertise, Install New Roof at Bartle Camp OSCEOLA, MO, Oct. 16, 2012 – Kenneth Flynn, an apprentice with Missouri Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #2, gave a big grin as he cut and formed metal panels. "We're slammin' and bammin', gettin' it done," Flynn said. "Volunteering to help the Boy Scouts is a great experience and it feels good. It feels right." Flynn is one of 30-to-35 apprentices who are installing a new 15,000-square-foot metal roof on the dining hall in Piercing Arrow Camp, part of the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Mo. The apprentices, aged 25 to 45, are donating time and expertise valued at more than $100,000. The project is expected to be completed by the end of... continued...
 
 

Missouri: A leader in preventing patient infections

October 18, 2012

Missouri continues to be a leader in the prevention of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) that affect patients receiving treatment for other conditions in a healthcare setting.Complete news release below.FROM: Missouri Press Flash News! ServiceTO: News DeskOct. 18, 2012Note: This Flash News! item is being distributed by Missouri Press Service. MPS is not the source of the news. If you need further information or verification, contact the person listed in the news release, do not "reply" to this message.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEWSFor immediate Release, Oct. 18, 2012For more information:Becky Miller, Executive Director, 573-636-1014, Ext. 225Reaping Rewards: Missouri's Participation in National Infection Prevention Projects Pays Off for PatientsMissouri continues to be a leader in the prevention of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) that affect patients receiving treatment for other conditions in a healthcare setting. HAIs are a common complication of hospital care, affecting one in 20 patients in hospitals at any point in time.HAIs are estimated to cause more than 99,000 deaths and add up to $40 billion in excess costs each year. Two types of HAIs have been a focus for Missouri's infection prevention efforts since 2009: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) and Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).Missouri's efforts, led by the Center for Patient Safety in collaboration with the Missouri Hospital Association, involved 20 hospitals (26 units) in the prevention of BSIs and 19 hospitals (30 units) in the prevention of CAUTIs.On the CUSP: Stop HAIThe On the CUSP: Stop BSI project in... continued...
 
 

University Flagship Council Endorses Prop B

October 15, 2012

The University of Missouri Flagship Council's Board of Directors on October 8 voted to endorse Proposition B, the statewide initiative that would increase Missouri's tobacco tax with proceeds directed toward tobacco reduction programs and increased public education funding.Complete news release below.FROM: Missouri Press Flash News! ServiceTO: News DeskOct. 15, 2012Note: This Flash News! item is being distributed by Missouri Press Service. MPS is not the source of the news. If you need further information or verification, contact the person listed in the news release, do not "reply" to this message.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release:  October 15, 2012Contact:  Gary Smith, Executive DirectorUniversity of Missouri Flagship Council33 East Broadway, Suite 200Columbia, MO 65203Phone: 573-256-3106Flagship Council supports Proposition BThe University of Missouri Flagship Council's Board of Directors on October 8 voted to endorse Proposition B, the statewide initiative that would increase Missouri's tobacco tax with proceeds directed toward tobacco reduction programs and increased public education funding.The Flagship Council believes funding for education in Missouri must be a priority and Proposition B is a significant step in that direction.Proposition B, if approved by voters on November 6, would increase Missouri's cigarette tax from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack, generating an estimated $283 million to $423 million per year.Twenty percent of the revenue would be distributed for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs; 30 percent for public colleges and universities; and 50 percent for... continued...
 
 

Arthritis Centers Help You Take Control

October 8, 2012

Additionally, being actively engaged in one or more forms of physical activity can improve an individual's overall well-being.  Through its seven Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs), the Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) offers three self-management (SM) and two physical activity (PA) programs locally around the state.Complete news release below.FROM: Missouri Press Flash News! ServiceTO: News DeskOct. 8, 2012Note: This Flash News! item is being distributed by Missouri Press Service. MPS is not the source of the news. If you need further information or verification, contact the person listed in the news release, do not "reply" to this message.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release: Oct. 8, 2012Contact:Beth Richards, DirectorMissouri Arthritis & Osteoporosis ProgramSchool of Health ProfessionsUniversity of Missouri, Columbia573.884.1220Self-Management and Physical Activity CoursesHelp Missourians with Chronic Health Conditions,including Arthritis, Take Control and Improve HealthHaving knowledge of one or more chronic health conditions and their personal effects can help one take control of their health.  Additionally, being actively engaged in one or more forms of physical activity can improve an individual's overall well-being.  Through its seven Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs), the Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) offers three self-management (SM) and two physical activity (PA) programs locally around the state.The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) (SM) is a group format course that is offered by trained leaders in six-week increments,... continued...
 
 

Jeff City Doctor Honored

September 28, 2012

Karl J. Haake, M.D., has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Back Pain Recognition Program.  Dr. Haake, the pain clinic director at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri in Jefferson City, is the first physician in the state of Missouri to receive this recognition.Complete news release belowFROM: Missouri Press Flash News! ServiceTO: News DeskOct. 1, 2012Note: This Flash News! item is being distributed by Missouri Press Service. MPS is not the source of the news. If you need further information or verification, contact the person listed in the news release, do not "reply" to this message.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2012Contact:Lorna R. CockrumOutreach CoordinatorCommunity Health Center of Central Missouri2730 West Main StreetJefferson City, MO  65109Ph:  573 632-0243 x100lorna.cockrum@chccmo.orgKarl J. Haake, M.D., has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Back Pain Recognition Program.  Dr. Haake, the pain clinic director at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri in Jefferson City, is the first physician in the state of Missouri to receive this recognition."For a person with back pain, the right clinician can make the difference between living with back pain as opposed to suffering from back pain," said Margaret E. O'Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance.  "By earning recognition, Dr. Haake has demonstrated that he provides effective, evidence-based care to his patients with back pain."The National Committee for Quality Assurance... continued...
 
 



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