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Radio interviews in 2017 on KSMO radio, 1340 AM


These interviews are recorded to help you get to know the services we provide and how we help the communities we serve because we are committed to every patient, every encounter, every time. (Click on the underlined word or words to hear the interview.) The interviews are listed in date order from newest at the top to oldest at the bottom. To review interviews from 2016 , click here.

12/20: Jason Edwards, M.B.A., Dietitian

Stan Stevens talks with Jason about eating right for the holidays and also to start out the next year with a better diet plan.

12/14: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator/CEO

Stan Stevens talks with Hospital Administrator Kasey Lucas about the Board of Directors meeting from Tuesday, December 12th that will feature the summary of operations from the month of November, new purchases and more.


11/29: Sandra Headrick, FNP, SMDH Family Medicine

Stan Stevens talks with Sandra Headrick from SMDH Family Medicine about services offered.


11/22: Zach Moser, PharmD, SMDH Pharmacist

Stan Stevens talks with Pharmacist Zach Moser.


11/16: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator/CEO, Stan Stevens talks with Hospital Administrator Kasey Lucas about the
November Board of Directors meeting
including the summary of operations from the month of October, the annual audit, purchases and more.

11/08: Ashley Sullins, Home Health Director,
Stan Stevens talks with Ashley about Home Health Care at Salem Memorial District Hospital.

10/26: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator/CEO, Stan Stevens talks with Hospital Administrator Kasey Lucas about the
Board of Directors meeting
Monday afternoon that discussed activities for the month of September.

10/18: Gina Daniels, Rehabilitation Director, discusses National Physical Therapy Month and gives updates on rehab department personnel and services.

10/11: Michelle McWhorter, R.N., Dialysis Director, discussing the dialysis unit at the Salem Memorial District Hospital.

10/04: KSMO Spotlight on the Salem Memorial District Hospital (10/4/2017) (Cindy Fry & Sara Huffman)
Stan Stevens talks with Cindy and Sara about whether you are an inpatient or outpatient, when you are admitted for observation or to acute care.

09/27: Yvonne Prince, M.D. SMDH Family Medicine, discussing the flu and colds, symptoms, the difference between the two and the best prevention.

09/21: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator/CEO, covering the August monthly report, Director of Nurses report, the hospital foundation and auxiliary, the health fair and more.

09/06: Debra Piatt, R.N., Infection Control/Education Director, reminding us about the upcoming health fair.

08/24: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator/CEO, covering the August Board meeting, including tax rates, purchases, and more.

08/16: Debbie Hines, R.N., CNO, reminding us about a number of the services that are offered at Salem Memorial District Hospital from surgical services, physical therapy, radiology, Home Health, clinics, social services and more.

08/09: Lisa Monroe, Physical Therapist, educating us on wound care to help us better recognize when to receive health care for the wound.

08/02: Amber Hogan, Cardiopulmonary Director, announcing a new service coming to SMDH soon...a SLEEP STUDY LAB. Call if you have any questions or need to schedule one of our 2 sleep study rooms.

07/26: Debra Piatt, R.N., Infection Control/Education Director, discussing having your children ready to go back to school including physicals, immunizations and more. We got the audio adjusted correctly shortly after the interview began, so please be patient with listening to this interview.

07/20: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Hospital Administrator and CEO, relating information covered in the July Board meeting, including the 2016-2017 fiscal year, statistics for the month of June, discussion on becoming part of the City Sewer System, plus survey results from the Emergency Department and the SMDH Family Clinic.

07/12: Deborah Hobson, L.P.N., Ambulance Director, helping us to remember use outside safety in summer for a better summertime experience.

07/17: Zach Moser, PharmD, Pharmacy Director, helping us relate information on cardiovascular disease and obesity as it relates to pharmaceuticals and why you should take them or not stop taking them without your physicians involvement. (Please excuse the audio performance that was experienced during this interview.)

06/28: Deborah Hobson, L.P.N., Ambulance Director, reminding us to remember to follow all safety recommendations when buying and using ALL fireworks, even sparklers. If a burn does happen, be smart when treating it initially by cooling the area before applying medicinal treatment or consider seeking professional medical help.

06/22: Kasey Lucas, MBA, CEO, Hospital Administrator, reporting on the June Board meeting.

06/07: Debra Piatt, R.N., Infection Control Director, discussing summer safety including sun exposure and ticks.

05/24: EMS Week is celebrated in this interview today. Listen to the conversation with Deborah Hobson, L.P.N, Ambulance Director, Tabitha Stanfast, R.N., EMS Director, and some of the EMS crew here.

05/18: Kasey Lucas, MBA, CEO and Hospital Administrator, covering the April Board meeting.

05/10: Debra Piatt, R.N., Infection Control/Education Director, raising awareness for Hospital Week being celebrated this week, along with the reminder of our Health Screening offered today and tomorrow at drastically discounted prices. If you miss this one, we have another scheduled in September, so look for the announcement.

05/03: Debbie Hines, R.N., CNO, bringing the National Nurses Week celebration coming up.

04/27: Kasey Lucas, MBA, CEO and Hospital Administrator about the April Board meeting from Tuesday, including the swearing in of board members, summary of operations for March, survey results from the ER, Acute Care and the clinic.

04/26: Kathy Weldon, MHS, MT (ASCP), Laboratory Director, covering the Medical Lab Professionals Month, as well as the upcoming Health Fair at the Salem Community Center at the Armory on May 10th and 11th.

04/12: Rhonda Hutsell, Occupational Therapist, helping us celebrate Occupational Therapist month in April.

3/23: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., CEO/Hospital Administrator, covering the March board meeting, including the summary of operations for the month of February, purchases, finance committee meeting, grants and possible city sewer for the hospital in the future.

3/15: Michelle McWhorter, R.N., Dialysis Director, discussing kidney transplants and new technology helping in that area for those in need of new organs.

3/8: Jason Edwards, M.B.A., Dietitian, informs us about National Nutrition Month and how eating impacts our overall health.

2/23: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., CEO and Hospital Administrator, covering February operations, and other hospital news.

2/8: Tabitha Stanfast, R.N., Emergency Services Director, discussing the Heart Healthy Month designation, focusing on women, since it is listed as the #1 killer of women and the signs for men and women are different.

2/1: Kathy Weldon, MHS, MT (ASCP), Laboratory Director, about the upcoming Health Screenings coming up on February 8th and 9th at the Salem Community Center@The Armory.

1/25: Debra Piatt, R.N., Infection Control and Education, discusses the "Wear Red Day" on February 3rd to make women aware of heart disease, the leading killer of women. Heart Health Month is February and we wanted to remind everyone to attend the Health Screenings February 8th and 9th at the Salem Community Center@The Armory.

1/19: Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., CEO and Hospital Administrator, covering January board meeting, including the summary of operations for December, patient survey responses, and the expansion of the VA Outpatient Clinic operations.

1/11: Kathy Weldon, MHS, MT (ASCP), Lab Manager, discussing all the types of work performed in our lab environment.

1/4: Tabitha Stanfast, R.N., Emergency Services Director, discussing the STEMI protocol and the SMDH performances with stroke patients, including our new designation as Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis System Level IV on 11/30/16.