CMH celebrates 30th anniversary Friday, Sept 21

The Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Healthcare Foundation (CMH) Boards of Directors and Donald J. Babb, chief executive office/executive director announce the 30thth anniversary of Citizens Memorial Hospital on Friday, Sept. 28. CMH is located at 1500 North Oakland, Bolivar.

Citizens Memorial Hospital kicked off its 30th anniversary celebration at the ninth annual Burgundy Ball last weekend. Tomorrow, CMH employees will be celebrating on the actual day CMH opened its doors 30 years ago, with a barbecue lunch and lots of reminiscing. CMH will be celebrating its 30th anniversary all year with special events and programs.

Opening its doors on Sept. 28, 1982, CMH has grown from three physicians and 90 staff members to more than 120 physicians and a staff of more than 1,700 employees in seven counties. In addition to hospital services, CMH consists of 36 primary care and specialty physician clinics, six long-term care facilities, one residential care facility, five independent living communities, senior health center, home health, hospice, homemaker plus, health transit services, home medical equipment and rehabilitation services.

CMH was awarded the prestigious Davis Award of Excellence by the Health Information and Management Systems Society, and has been recognized for its innovative efforts associated with its organizational patient electronic medical record system. CMH was also named a Most Wired and Most Wireless Hospital, and was named one of the Top 10 Rural Hospitals in America. CMH is one of the 10 largest employers in southwest Missouri. In 2010, CMH was awarded the Missouri Quality Award, which is modeled after the coveted Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award.

For more information about the 30th anniversary, contact Tamera Heitz-Peek, director of marketing, at 417-328-7245.

September 26, 2012

Missouri Quality AwardStage 7 Award RecipientSBJ Dynamic Dozen Award Recipient SBJ Economic Impact Award Recipient Most Wired Award RecipientHospital 417-326-6000
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1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar, Missouri 65613