Category: Community

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 »

WMMC Foundation gets big donation

Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation is the recipient of a donation from the estate of Kenneth and Marian Glazebrook, making it the first Legacy Circle gift, according to a press release. “The WMMC Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Kenneth and Marian Glazebrook. Legacy gifts, such as the Glazebrook’s, enable the Foundation to purchase equipment and… Read more »

WMMC named bariatric surgery comprehensive center

Western Missouri Medical Center’s bariatric program at Surgical Services of Warrensburg announced that it had received re-accreditation through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, which announced the accreditation has reached a new level of “Comprehensive Center,” according to a press release. This level of accreditation lifts many of the current bariatric… Read more »

WMMC fashion show group together lost 1,096 pounds

Western Missouri Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program hosted its second annual Bariatric Fashion Show on March 20. The group participants have lost a combined 1,096 pounds through the weight loss program. This event highlighted the transformation of 12 patients who have undergone surgical weight loss at Surgical Services of Warrensburg. Participants in the fashion show wore… Read more »

Son charged in mother’s death

A Sedalia man was charged Saturday with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his mother. Warrensburg officers were called to the 200 block of West Sparks Street Tuesday, March 20, after receiving information on a possible heart attack. Upon arrival, officers located Karen Miles dead inside the residence, according to a statement from Police… Read more »

New WMMC health information blog

Western Missouri Medical Center has launched a health information blog to support the organization’s mission of being the community’s partner for health, according to a press release. The health information blog, located at WMMC.com/blog, will feature posts provided by local experts on a variety of services provided by the medical center. “We understand that overall… Read more »