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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach welcomes Dane W. Henry as its new chief executive officer. Henry, who has more than 24 years of health care experience, joins Lake Regional on Monday, Sept. 18. “Dane Henry is an experienced executive who has a demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership,” said Corey ten Bensel, president of the Lake Regional Health System Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tickets are still available for Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s 41st Annual Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. This year’s honorary chairs are retiring Lake Regional CEO Michael E. Henze and his wife, Gerri. Henze served as CEO of Lake Regional Health System for 27 years. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tickets are still available for Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s 41st Annual Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. This year’s honorary chairs are retiring Lake Regional CEO Michael E. Henze and his wife, Gerri. Henze served as CEO of Lake Regional Health System for 27 years. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner and ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
FROM LakeExpo.com Written by Connye Griffin Some say Millennials have been handed too many trophies they didn’t earn. Others say they have unrealistic expectations about college, careers, and even political candidates. Social scientists believe Millennials may be addicted to electronic devices and need a specialized 12-step program. These same scientists have noted Millennials choose the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for a new Lake area business, The Main Event. The ribbon cutting was held at their location, 1785 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark, at noon on September 13. Owner Tina Stotler, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers helped celebrate The Main Event’s new Lake Area Chamber membership. The Main Event is an ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Dee Long-Independent Scentsy Star Director at Willmore Lodge, located at #1 Willmore Lane in Lake Ozark. The ribbon cutting took place on August 31 at 4:30 pm, with owner Dee Long, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers in attendance. The ribbon cutting celebrated her new membership with the Lake Area ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Easy Street Dessert & Wine Bar at their location at 1097 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark. The ribbon cutting took place on August 31 at noon, with owner Penny Huston, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers in attendance. The ribbon cutting celebrated their new membership with the Lake Area Chamber. Easy ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Flat Branch Home Loans at their location at 2882 Bagnell Dam Blvd in Lake Ozark. The ribbon cutting took place on August 24 at noon, with several Flat Branch Home Loans staff members, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers in attendance. The ribbon cutting celebrated their new membership with the Lake Area ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for Ozark Village Resort at their location at 1062 Susan Road in Lake Ozark. The ribbon cutting took place on August 16 at 11:30 am, with several Ozark Village Resort staff members, as well as several Lake Area Chamber staff, board members, and volunteers in attendance. The ribbon cutting celebrated their new membership with the Lake Area ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Arts Council is having a huge art sale on Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Stone Crest Mall. The inventory of 120 pieces is previously owned art with prices ranging from $5 to $350. All pieces are framed and in some cases the frame is worth the sale price. If you are looking for something to liven up your condo or starter home walls, or discover fresh inspiration ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System will host the free health talk “Living with Congestive Heart Failure” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. Topics will include an overview of heart failure, how to manage the condition through diet and exercise, and what patients should expect if they are hospitalized. “The health talk provides helpful ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System’s Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN, has been named senior vice president of Clinical Services and chief nursing officer. She moves into the position following the retirement of Patti Muxlow, who served at Lake Regional for 29 years. In her new role, Hunter will oversee the hospital’s clinical areas, including the Emergency Department; Family Birth Center; the ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System will host a community health fair from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Elks Lodge, located at 5161 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach. The health fair will include free screenings for blood pressure, vision, hearing, pulmonary function and COPD, as well as a body fat analysis. Lake Regional Pharmacy will offer flu shots for $35 and will bill Medicare for ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System will host a free health talk, “Arthritis: Surgical Treatments and Recovery,” at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon Rick Walker, D.O., will present the seminar in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. This forum will educate patients on surgical options for relieving arthritis pain in the shoulders, hips and knees. It ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Join the Heart of the Ozarks Professional and Business Women as they host a free coffee social at Wacky Knacky Diner in Osage Beach October 13 from 7-9 a.m. Everyone is invited. Free coffee will be served. Participants are welcome to stop in anytime during those hours and meet with members of the Lake area PBW to find out more about the organization. Stay for 10 minutes or stay and enjoy ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Every two minutes someone dies from sepsis in the United States. That’s more than from prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. This Sepsis Awareness Month, Lake Regional Health System is joining the Sepsis Alliance in raising awareness about sepsis to save lives. “Treating sepsis early is essential to avoiding life-threatening complications,” said Angela Humphreys, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Artists from the lake area and beyond are invited to submit paintings, drawings, and photographs for judging and prizes in the 3 rd annual Patriotic Art Show. Awards from $25 to $100 dollars will go to artists for best of show and in four separate categories. The show will also offer artists an opportunity to sell their work. The November 11 th program, including the prize presentations, will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System welcomes Kimberly Collins, MSN, FNP-BC, to Lake Regional Clinic – Laurie. Collins joins Mitch Bartley, D.O., and Karen Meenan, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, at the clinic. “We are pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Collins to Lake Regional’s Laurie clinic,” said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Express Care welcomes new provider Whitney Rector, PA-C. Rector cares for patients of all ages at Lake Regional Express Care in Eldon and Osage Beach. “We are pleased that Whitney Rector has joined Lake Regional,” said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. “She is a compassionate, dedicated health care provider, and adding her to our ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System welcomes Pediatrician Jason Hagely, M.D., to its Osage Beach clinic. Dr. Hagely joins Pediatrician Trent Russell, M.D., MHA, FAAP, and family medicine providers Heidi Calipjo, M.D.; Jeannie Carlton, APRN-BC; Mark Jones, D.O.; and Mark Shen, D.O., CMD, HMDC, at the clinic. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hagely to our team of pediatric providers,” said ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and Becky Watson, M.D., FACOG, is encouraging women to explore their risk factors. “Gynecologic cancers, with the exception of cervical cancer, can be difficult to detect early,” said Dr. Watson, who cares for women at Lake Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology. “It’s important for women to receive regular physical ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce Brian Bree, M.D., has joined its hospitalist team. “Dr. Bree is an experienced physician, and we are glad to have him caring for Lake Regional patients,” said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. “Our hospitalists focus exclusively on providing around-the-clock care for our hospitalized ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System will host a free health talk on living with congestive heart failure at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. Topics will include an overview of heart failure, how to manage the condition through diet and exercise, and what patients should expect if they are hospitalized. Lake Regional departments involved in presenting the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Lake Regional Urologist Bradley Connett, M.D., is encouraging men to talk with their doctors about this disease so they can make informed decisions about their prostate health. “After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men,” Dr. Connett said. “Every man needs to know his risk factors and the pros and cons of ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System recently published “Currents: A Report to the Community.” The annual report covers fiscal year 2017, which began May 2016 and ended April 2017. According to the report, Lake Regional contributed more than $25.2 million to the community, including uncompensated care and free medical services. The total also includes $10.5 million for the unpaid cost of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Papers/Research
Thursday, September 14, 2017
CFL would like to welcome incoming President, Amanda Fagan. Amanda is an Insurance Advisor at Golden Rule Insurance Agency. Through the years she has assisted in multiplying growth of fundraising campaigns for the American Cancer Society. She is the president and fundraising chair of Heart of the Ozarks Professional and Business Women, and is active in Alpha Sigma Alpha as a Region Four volunteer ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce it now offers endobronchial ultrasound, also known as EBUS, for lung cancer diagnosis and staging. Pulmonologist Harjyot “Joe” Sohal, M.D., FCCP, who joined Lake Regional full time in August, has years of experience performing the procedure. “Endobronchial ultrasound is an important tool in lung cancer staging,” Dr. Sohal ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Lake Arts Council will present an afternoon of musical delight, “Ivories and Harmonies”, on Sunday, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark. Fifteen of the area’s finest keyboardist, instrumentalists and vocalists are set to entertain with selections from historical to current musical styles, both ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Lake Regional Cancer Center. “National re-accreditation of our cancer program affirms the high level of comprehensive cancer care available at Lake Regional,” said Michael E. Henze, chief executive officer at Lake Regional ...read more
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. This program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older. Participants will be updated on current rules of the road and safety tips. They also will learn about adjustments drivers should ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 14, 2017
After 27 years leading Lake Regional Health System, Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Henze is retiring this month. When Henze joined Lake Regional in 1990, it was known as Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital. He has overseen its transformation from a small community hospital to an expansive health system that includes seven lake-area primary care clinics, three Express Care clinics, 19 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Entrepreneurs are showing passion for the community by supporting local non-profits through the Community Foundation of the Lake’s signature charity event of the year. The 9 th Annual Champagne Campaign will toast to the people on the frontline and the community-minded businesses and philanthropists making a difference at the Lake on Friday, Sept. 29, at La Roca Club. Over the years, the ...read more
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