Five Mid-Mo Health Care Systems Form Network

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 25 2014 Jun 25, 2014 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:28:00 AM CDT June 25, 2014 in News
By: Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Five mid-Missouri health care centers have formed a collaborative network they say will improve patients' health care experience.

The five health care systems include Bothwell Regional Health Center, Capital Region Medical Center, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, Lake Regional Health System and University of Missouri Health Care. 

The president and chief executive officer of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System said the health care systems will continue to be independent units. Now, the systems will work together to transfer medical records, share and exchange data practices and improve access to patient care.

Todd Ahrens said, "We want to make sure tests aren't duplicated, work doesn't have to be redone and that the patient doesn't have to pay for work being done twice."

He also said the health care units will operate using task forces. He said the network is looking for people within the health care system that have specific skills that will benefit certain areas of the task force.

The Health Care Network was initially conceived in 2011. Harold Williamson, executive vice chancellor of health care affairs at the University of Missouri,  said this collaboration is about the patients. 

"What we hope to do is decrease the number of admissions that people need, increase the quality of their experience and increase the quality of their care," Williamson said.

Ahrens said many Missouri areas, including Hannibal, will benefit from this new collaboration because several patients from the area are referred to MU Health Care. He said medical records will be more easily shared under the partnership.

"It will help both the patient and the staff in both facilities, as well as the physicians that are providing care to that patient," Ahrens said.

This new collaborative network will have more than 1,000 hospital beds, around 9,000 employees and about one thousand physicians. 

The newly signed legal structure for the collaboration was announced Wednesday morning at a press conference at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

More News

Grid
List
SEDALIA (AP) — An 18-year-old staying at a Missouri ranch for homeless boys has been charged with killing a woman... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 9:56:28 AM CST January 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Two Kansas City brothers have been charged with killing a man and then dumping his... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 9:11:22 AM CST January 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - "From the early 1900s to the 1960s, the Sharp End business district was a city within a city... More >>
5 hours ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 7:43:00 AM CST January 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man who was thousands of dollars in debt from a drunken driving... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, January 19 2018 Jan 19, 2018 Friday, January 19, 2018 5:32:30 AM CST January 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Deputies booked two men into the Boone County Jail on suspicion of various charges, including an apparent plan... More >>
14 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:45:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – Some students were “striving” for a new learning experience Thursday night. Parents of students with autism gathered... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:22:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is using more than $16,000 seized during a 2013 drug investigation for a... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:08:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Several department directors for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have finally won Senate confirmation for their... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:01:08 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amazon has announced its list of 20 cities for a second headquarters, and both big... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:57:51 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- State-of-the-art technology is coming to the Columbia Fire Department, and improving many facets that help firefighters do their jobs.... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:31:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – This season’s frigid temperatures mean a rise in frozen pipes around the city. Lucia Bourgeois, communications specialist... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:48:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
MACON - Crews tore down a 100-year-old piece of Macon's history Thursday. Four years ago, courts condemned the old Macon... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:07:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Eric Greitens released an outline of his plan for state tax reform on Thursday. The outline... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:28:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A former sheriff's deputy already facing charges of child pornography and child molestation faces more charges in... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:47:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in Top Stories
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - One man was hospitalized after a car driving the wrong way crashed into his vehicle, according to... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:37:00 PM CST January 18, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Department of Corrections employee is charged with using a hidden camera to film... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:14:00 AM CST January 18, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri lawmaker has donated a kidney as part of a transplant chain to... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, January 18 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM CST January 18, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's unemployment rate has edged up slightly. Data released Wednesday by the state Department... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, January 17 2018 Jan 17, 2018 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:26:31 PM CST January 17, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 51°
2pm 50°
3pm 52°
4pm 47°
5pm 44°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:00p
Days of Our Lives
2:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
3:00p
Dr. Phil
1:00p
Maury
2:00p
Maury
3:00p
The Robert Irvine Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Blindspot
8:00p
Taken
9:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
Black Lightning
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld