Business Briefcase 9/28

Sunday, September 28, 2008

MDMC?is awarded its ACR accreditation

SIKESTON -- Missouri Delta Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Computerized Tomography (CT) as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess they qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice f medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Missouri Delta Medical Center provides a full range of quality imaging services such at CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, PET/CT and Diagnostic X-ray. Missouri Delta Medical Center's Radiology Department has made great advancement this past year. The hospital purchased a 64-slice CT scanner which provides more accuracy, detail and advanced vascular imaging.

They also have switched from a film environment to a digital environment by implementing a new Picturing Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and acquiring two new Digital Radiography machines and Computerized Radiographic equipment. This new technology has been a great asset to Missouri Delta Medical Center, helping the Radiology Department become more efficient and improving quality.

Retired teachers to be honored this week

JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Retired Teachers Association will honor award recipients at the 2008 MRTA Distinguished Retiree annual meeting Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. Honorees from the area include:

Andrea J. Duckworth, Stoddard County Unit, Region 12 winner of Dexter. Duckworth was also nominated for the distinguished retired teacher award.

Also nominated for the distinguished retired teacher award was Margaret D. Moorman of Sikeston.

Manpower employee wins award, trip

SIKESTON -- Christopher Snider, permanent placement consultant, won Manpower's Divisional Commitment to Excellence Award. Along with the award is the opportunity to attend the annual National Association of Personnel Services in Orlando, Fla., branch manager Debbie Glenn announced in a recent news release.

This is an educational opportunity that will encompass three days of learning from "Perm Professionals," as well as the opportunity to represent Manpower's Permanent Placement Program, not to mention the networking potential with hundreds of Professional Recruiters across the country, the news release said.

Glenn said: " Manpower is committed to the training and education of its employees and the southwest division is excited to offer this opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the development and growth of Christopher."

SBA Disaster loans are now available

SIKESTON -- Small, non-farm businesses in 96 Missouri counties may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

"These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive moisture and flooding that began on March 1, 2008," said Alfred E. Judd, director of the SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

Area counties included are: Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi.

Small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance.

Information and application forms are available from the SBA's Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, sending e-mail to, or going to the SBA Web site,

The deadline to apply is May 5.

Confluent recognizes employee of the month

SIKESTON -- Adrian Henry has been named Confluent Technology Group's June Employee of the Month.

Henry graduated Ozark Technical College in December of 2007 and accepted a position as a Bench Technician at Confluent Technology Group in January 2008. "He is an integral part of our Repair Lab and we are excited about the energy and expertise that Adrian brings to the position", said John Carden, repair center manager for Confluent.

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