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CenterPointe Hospital Celebrates Our Medical Staff!

At the CenterPointe Hospital Medical Staff Meeting on March 21st, 2019, physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical staff were recognized for their many contributions to our hospital, including their leadership, expertise and inspiration for helping our patients live a happier, healthier life. Thank You, CenterPointe Hospital Medical Staff!  

Reimagine Rural Health to Address the Nursing Shortage

View original article HERE. “We need to address the shortage of qualified nurses in Missouri, and the first step is to add more capacity to the programs providing nursing education. No matter where you live in our state, we want you to have access to skilled health care professionals. These expansions are a great start as we address these serious workforce issues.” – Gov. Mike Parson   Last week, the Missouri State Board of Nursing approved a major expansion for nursing programs at five universities. The expansion could help reduce the nursing shortage experienced by Missouri’s hospitals. MHA has long supported strengthening our nursing schools. More than 15 years ago, Missouri hospitals partnered with nursing schools to provide faculty for expanded capacity through MHA’s Clinical Faculty Academy. Staff nurses have the highest vacancy rate among hospital-based health professions and are the largest single category of hospital employee. Through this expansion, more than 500 new openings for nurse-candidates will be available in...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital T-Shirt Design Contest WINNER! Olivia B!

CenterPointe Hospital is proud to announce that Olivia B. is the WINNER of the T-shirt Design Contest! Olivia’s design includes the message, “Hope for a bright future” which gives inspiration to those affected by a mental health or substance use issue. This design will be placed on the official 2019 CenterPointe Hospital T-shirt which will be worn at all CenterPointe Hospital sponsored events including the NAMI Walk, NAMI Night at the Ballpark, Alzheimer’s Walk, Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk and other special events. Congratulations, Olivia, from the Staff and Administration of CenterPointe Hospital!

Missouri Crisis Intervention Team Conference 2019

Thank you, CIT for all you do for our communities!

Celebration of Youth!

At a beautiful gala at the Ameristar Casino, 600 donors turn out to support the services provided by Youth in Need.            

NeuroStar National TV Commercial Airing March 30!

Watch the TMS TV commercial now HERE.

Get Enough Sleep

Read original article HERE. HOW SLEEP HELPS Sleep may seem like a waste of time. You could instead be answering e-mail, doing the dishes, repairing the deck or decking the halls. But research shows that you’re more likely to succeed at your tasks—and enjoy greater well-being—if you get some serious shuteye. Of course, it’s not easy to sleep when you’re feeling overwhelmed. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they lose sleep because of stress. That’s especially unfortunate because sleep combats some of the fallout of stress, and poor sleep has been linked to significant problems, including: greater risk of depression and anxiety increased risk of heart disease and cancer impaired memory reduced immune system functioning weight gain greater likelihood of accidents CREATING GOOD NIGHTS Are You Getting Enough Rest? Experts suggest that adults get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Everyone is different, though, and you may need more after a few days of burning the midnight...Read More >

CenterPointe Hospital Announces 2018 Employee of the Year

CenterPointe Hospital is extremely pleased to announce the 2018 CenterPointe Hospital Employee of the Year! CenterPointe Hospital has named Debbie H. the 2018 Employee of the Year. Debbie is the “face and voice” of CenterPointe Hospital. She is a committed, customer focused employee, always giving 100% of herself to her job and to the patients that we serve at CenterPointe Hospital. Debbie is very deserving of this outstanding recognition. As part of this prestigious award, Debbie and a guest have been invited to spend an all-expense paid weekend in Nashville, TN. This trip will include air fare, hotel stay in a wonderful new boutique hotel, rental car, dinner with the CenterPointe Behavioral Health System (CBHS) Corporate Team and tickets to the event of her choice! Congratulations, Debbie!

Testimonials from Alumni of CenterPointe West County Outpatient Program

“I was nervous about starting group therapy, being that I have never experienced this kind of therapy, only ‘one on one’ therapy.  Group has helped me so incredibly much here at CenterPointe. I will definitely miss this program, the relationships I have developed, and the knowledge I have gained from being here.” “The staff definitely helped and supported me in my recovery. I am grateful for CenterPointe and would refer family or friends to the CenterPointe.” “CenterPointe is a safe place to share thoughts and feelings about recovery.” “I am so very glad that I decided to admit myself in this program. I feel great and I am well prepared for my sobriety journey.” “I was apprehensive about starting therapy. I was relieved to discover the caring staff here. I felt very welcomed and comfortable in group therapy. I’m leaving here with coping skills and am very thankful for that.”

Reimagine Rural Health For Missouri’s Youth

Read original article HERE. Adolescent Suicide in Missouri Suicide among children and adolescents is an escalating public health crisis. In 2016, MHA researchers found hospital utilization for suicide ideation among children and adolescents in Missouri had grown nearly 900 percent during the previous decade. The suicide mortality rate also is growing more rapidly for children in Missouri compared to the rest of the country, and research shows that the problem is most severe in rural areas. A new analysis from MHA suggests childhood suicidality may be linked to insurance coverage. The 2017 statewide Medicaid managed care expansion created an opportunity to study the differences in care delivery between the traditional Medicaid fee-for-service program and Medicaid managed care. The study reviewed care provided to 2,152 children ages 5 to 19 who experienced an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization within the two Medicaid coverage models. It found significantly increased rates of suicidality for children impacted by the expansion, which occurred predominantly in Missouri’s rural counties....Read More >

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