University Of Missouri

Profile: Dedicated to excellence

Profile: Dedicated to excellence

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Of Carol Scott's many accomplishments, there is one that is a particular highlight: enabling nursing home residents on ventilators in her home state of Missouri to receive treatment.

41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more attention needed, researchers find

41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more attention needed, researchers find

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A significant proportion of multi-drug resistant infections in nursing homes originate in acute care hospitals, indicating that greater coordination between settings is needed, according to recently published findings.

Logo color affects buyer perceptions

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The combination of blue, yellow or red logos for many long-term care companies may not be an accident, according to new study results from the University of Missouri.

Doerhoff promoted at Life Care Centers

Doerhoff promoted at Life Care Centers

Eric Doerhoff was promoted to become vice president of the Life Care Centers' Central Division. He will oversee 35 facilities in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and began April 1.

Study: Facebook posts encourage positive public opinion in times of crisis

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Business owners, including long-term care providers, might find Facebook an asset during a crisis, according to a new study.

Recruitment for rural physicians starts with a summer program

Recruitment for rural physicians starts with a summer program

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A new report on the Summer Community Program out of the University of Missouri School of Medicine reflects the program's success. The 15-year study says that when medical school graduates participate in the program, which places them in a rural community for four to six weeks between the first two years of medical school, it makes them more likely to practice in rural areas once they are out of school.

Gaming technology can be used to detect resident falls, researchers say

The same technology used in video games and security systems is being repurposed to detect illness or falls among long-term care residents, according to researchers.