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Kevin DeVoy’s Journey to Recover, Regain, & Return Home

In March of this year, Kevin DeVoy had open heart surgery in Kansas City. After his surgery, he developed atrial fibrillation (Afib) and contracted Type A Influenza as well as double pneumonia. These complications turned Kevin’s recovery into a 4-week stay at the hospital. As a past President of the Board of Directors for Pershing Health System, Kevin knew about the Swing Bed program at PHS, but he…
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PHS recognizes Radiology Technologist Week all month long!

The first X-Rays were invented in 1895 and used to investigate skeleton and lung organs. This was the birth of X-Rays and the beginning of what we now call Medical Imaging. It consists of X-Ray (Radiology), Cat Scan, Mammography and Dexa which use a form of radiation to expose the human body. Over the years technology has allowed the radiation dose to be significantly reduced and of little…
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Pershing Health System Establishes New Hospitalist Program

Karla Clubine, CEO of Pershing Health System (PHS) in Brookfield announced the launch of their new Hospitalist program starting in mid-September. PHS is partnering with the Rural Physician’s Group (RPG) who will be providing the hospitalists. Clubine explains, “Hospitalists are physicians who reside in the hospital and specialize in the care of patients during hospitalization. This new program will be a tremendous asset to our community as we will…
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Summer Sun Safety Month

Summer Sun Safety Month is observed in August as a reminder to keep yourself safe and healthy in the sun during the summer. Sunlight is essential for your body to produce Vitamin D, however too much of it can cause harmful effects to your skin and eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can cause skin cancer as well as cataracts. According to the Centers for Disease Control…
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Men’s Health Awareness

As we observe Men’s Health Week, PHS wants to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Developing healthy habits early is vital to the health of all men in order to prevent disease further down the road. These include: Minimizing stress and getting plenty of rest Wearing sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure Limiting alcohol to no more…
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Mowing Bid Request!

Pershing Health System is accepting lawn mowing bids through Thursday, June 1, 2023 until 4:30 pm. Please email your mowing bid to Karla Clubine at karla.clubine@phsmo.org Click here to VIEW MAP
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2023 Community Health Fair

Pershing Health System will be holding their annual Health Fair May 8th & 9th at the Brookfield Park Baptist Church and May 10th & 11th at the Marceline Bethany Baptist Church from 7am – 9am. View our Community Health Fair Flier here to get all the details.
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Burn Awareness

Burn-related injuries can happen in a matter of seconds, making it crucial to understand how to properly prevent and treat common household burns. See our top household prevention and treatment tips below in order to best prepare you and your family for a burn-related incident. Household prevention tips: Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge Have a “kid-free” zone of at least 3 feet around the stove…
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American Legion Donation

A sincere THANK YOU to the American Legion 182 in Brookfield for their donation of the Jack E. Dawson print, “If My People.” We invite all to come see this beautiful print hanging in the admissions hallway. Click here to see photo! Pictured in the photo below (from left to right) representing the American Legion 182 is Ronnie Hall, Joe Watkins, Joe Smith, Terry Collins. Karla Clubine, PHS…
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Concussion Awareness

With school sports well underway, it's a great time for a reminder on the signs and symptoms of a concussion. While athletes can often be at risk for obtaining a concussion, they can happen to individuals of all ages. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head, a fall, or extreme jostling of the torso.  They are considered a mild head injury, although concussions can…
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Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury in older adults. As we get older, physical changes and health conditions (and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions) can make falls more likely. To reduce the risk of falling, use these simple prevention strategies! Make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. Your health care provider can review…
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Proper Hydration for Young Athletes

Fall sports are in full swing as kids have headed back to school, and many are spending their afternoons practicing outside in the heat. Staying properly hydrated both before, during, and after practices and games is crucial to prevent dehydration and perform at your best. Dehydration not only impedes your athletic performance, but it can lead to muscle fatigue which can increase your risk for injury, as well…
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