Category: Community

WMMC receives new technology for the Pain Center

The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation Board purchased a new radio frequency ablation machine for $100,000 to treat patients in the Pain Center, according to a press release. “Thanks to the generous donation of the WMMC Foundation and our donors, we are able to continue offering advanced services here, such as a radio frequency ablation… Read more »

Folk singer Pierce Pettis to perform at UCM

The Office of Student Activities is hosting an outdoor concert Friday to thank UCM staff and faculty who have helped serve the student community. The Office of Student Activities and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is sponsoring a concert at 7 p.m. to thank UCM employees and community members who have helped serve UCM students… Read more »

Puppies reunite to celebrate $15,000 grant

Old Drum & Friends Animal Shelter was the scene Saturday morning for a reunion of half a dozen dogs for the first time since their adoption. The pet owners brought the dogs they adopted as part of an event the shelter hosted in celebration of a $15,000 grant awarded to the shelter to purchase flea… Read more »

WMMC earns heart attack designation

Western Missouri Medical Center recently was awarded a special heart attack designation. The hospital was named a level three ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI Center, according to a press release. With this designation, WMMC has received its third and final designation of the Missouri Emergency Medical Care Time Critical Diagnosis System: Level three Center for… Read more »

Whiteman AFB to receive B-21 bomber

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – The United States Air Force announced Wednesday which bases will be hosting the new B-21 Raider bombers. Whiteman Air Force Base, near Knob Noster, Missouri, will be one of the hosting bases. In addition to Whiteman, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South… Read more »

Cosplay for hope: new local mental health awareness non-profit

Cosplay for Hope is excited to announce their official walk debut at the UCM Out of the Darkness campus walk on April 21, according to a press release sent by April Roller, founder of the organization. Cosplay for Hope is a newly-formed mental health awareness and suicide prevention non-profit organization.  Roller and Erica Williams, co-founder, formed… Read more »

Hassler sworn into WMMC Board of Trustees

Greg Hassler was sworn into the Western Missouri Medical Center Board of Trustees by County Clerk Diane Norcross Thompson on April 10. Hassler has been a member of the WMMC Board of Trustees since April 2015. He was recently re-elected onto the board by the residents of Johnson County. The board also elected officers Larry… Read more »

Warrensburg sees plethora of counterfeit bills

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Fake money is nearly as old as money itself, with many famous counterfeiters trying to make it rich from all across the world. However, counterfeit bills have been hitting close to home, with over $700 in fraudulent bills being located in Warrensburg. Since January, 34 counterfeit bills in varying denominations have been found… Read more »

WMMC Sleep Center receives accreditation

The WMMC Sleep Center has received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In May 2017, WMMC acquired an expedited accreditation through an application process due to Medicare guideline changes. This accreditation was valid until the site survey occurred during March 2018. Following this site survey, the AASM determined that WMMC reflects a commitment… Read more »