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 »

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 »

WMMC to host career camp for students

Western Missouri Medical Center will host the second annual Exploring Careers in Healthcare Opportunities Camp July 9-13. The camp is free and will provide exposure through hands-on experience, a behind the scenes look at the Emergency Department, job shadowing and more. This camp is for students who are current high school freshmen through high school… Read more »

WMMC foundation received $1,000 from Warrensburg Schools Foundation

The Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation received a $1,000 check from the Warrensburg Schools Foundation Nassif fund to support the fundraising effort for TXTAboutIt, a tool to help address the need for mental health resources in the Johnson County region, according to a press release from WMMC. “The Foundation’s Board of Directors recognized the importance… Read more »

Warrensburg Wellness Challenge

Starting Sunday, Jan. 28, through Saturday, April 21, the community can join the Warrensburg Wellness Challenge. This 12-week challenge is designed to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, according to a press release from WMMC. Participants will have access to the fitness center and classes at the Warrensburg Community Center and the UCM Student Recreation… Read more »

First baby of 2018 at WMMC

The first baby of the New Year born at Western Missouri Medical Center  in Warrensburg is Luke Wayne McLanahan, who was born at 12:11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. He is the son of Brett McLanahan and Ariel McLanahan. In honor of WMMC’s first 2018 baby, the parents… Read more »

‘Breakfast and Babies’ breastfeeding support group

Western Missouri Medical Center now hosts a breastfeeding support group on the third Tuesday of every month to help support new and expecting moms, according to a press release by Western Missouri Medical Center. “Breakfast and Babies” will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The support group will take… Read more »

UCM grad appointed CEO of WMMC

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Climbing from bedside nurse to her new position as president and CEO of the hospital in town, UCM alumna Darinda Reberry connects with patients in a different way. “I like to build relationships, and so, being a nurse is really natural for that,” Reberry said. “I think since… Read more »

WMMC offers cardiac screenings

The Western Missouri Medical Center is offering cardiac calcium-score screenings through the Diagnostic Imaging Department for $50. February is American Heart Month, so WMMC is encouraging community members to give the gift of preventative heart health this Valentine’s Day with a gift certificate for this screening, which can be purchased in the Diagnostic Imaging Department, located off the… Read more »

New general surgeon in town

By ANDREA LOPEZ Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG)  — With a heart for healthcare and a couple cavities she had growing up, Amira Ghazali was destined to become a dentist. However, her path quickly changed. “When I was a junior in high school, 9/11 happened, and after that, I decided I would want to be a… Read more »