CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia is pleased to announce that Chelsea Aleshire was selected EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER 2019! Some of the ways that Chelsea has distinguished herself are noted below. Chelsea . . . Is very kind, professional and helpful to patients and staff at all times. Understands the importance of creating a…

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Valentine hearts surrounded Missouri CFOs and financial managers from around the state who met at CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) of Greater Heartland Spring Road Show Series on February 13th.  Keynote speakers included Kim Duggan, Vice President of Medicaid and FRA MHA; Amy Volkart, Director of Medicaid; Gareth Smith,…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains details that some readers might find disturbing. JEFFERSON CITY — First responders recounted traumatizing experiences in vivid detail during a Missouri Senate committee hearing Tuesday. “If you’ve ever held a limb separated from a person, it’s weird,” said Ben Chlapek of the Mid-America Regional Council and Missouri EMS Association. “And…

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Ken Skouby, Clinical Director of CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia, talks about Winter Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how to create “sunshine” in your life during the winter months.  

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1. What are the “Winter Blues”? “Winter Blues” are generally thought of as feelings of sadness, loneliness, depression and even anxiety in the winter months, and especially during or around holiday time. Any factor that can cause depression, stress, or anxiety in an individual can bring on the blues or worsen those conditions at holiday…

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Compass Health Leaders Tour CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia. Helping individuals and families affected by mental health and substance abuse issues often requires collaboration among many local and regional behavioral health providers to provide a full continuum of services. Toward that end, CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia was pleased to welcome Compass Health leaders for a tour…

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Read original article HERE. Sally Weinrich knew something was terribly wrong. On two separate occasions, she forgot to pick up her grandkids from school, and she kept mixing up their names. The 70-year-old retired nursing professor had to face reality. Her worsening symptoms — the forgetfulness and confusion, the difficulties communicating and organizing activities —…

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