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Health Department releases February inspection results

 Posted on March 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its February 2015 inspections. Four of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included Dos Primos, the Elsberry FFA Valentines Dinner, the Elsberry Knights of Columbus Fish Fry and Waggoners Antiques/chocolate covered strawberries. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and more often if warranted.

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  • Cuivre River grant helps “Give Kids A Smile” provide youth dental care

     Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Smiles are under construction and things are looking up for this local youth thanks to a $4,400 Operation Round Up grant to Give Kids A Smile (GKAS).  The grant helped provide free dental care to children from the Cuivre River area that were able to attend the recent GKAS bi-annual clinic at the Center for Advanced Dental Education on the campus of St. Louis University.

    Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) received a $4,400 grant from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust to provide free dental care to children at the recent GKAS Bi-Annual Clinic on Feb. 20-21 at the Center for Advanced Dental Education on the campus of St. Louis University. “Operation Round Up funds are combined with additional resources to provide underserved children with comprehensive dental care. Oral examinations, professional cleanings with fluoride treatments,

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  • LCMC becomes Mercy Hospital Lincoln; Rothermich named Hospital Administrator

     Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

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    Mercy Hospital Lincoln, formerly Lincoln County Medical Center, became part of Mercy on March 1 and held a blessing and celebration on March 5 with co-workers along with Mercy and community leaders. As a critical access hospital, Mercy Hospital Lincoln falls under the leadership of Mercy Hospital St. Louis’ president Jeff Johnston. In addition to Johnston’s leadership, Tony Rothermich was named local administrator. “Tony knows the area and will be

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  • L.C. Health Department releases January inspection results

     Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

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    The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its January 2015 inspections. Nine of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included Abel’s Quick Stop, Berni’s Pizza, Broadway Flowers & Fountain, Casey’s General Store, Dollar General, Elsberry IGA, Rachel’s Restaurant, Subway and VFW Post #9064. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and

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  • Lincoln County Medical Center joins Mercy

     Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

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    The Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) Board of Trustees approved an agreement for Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to become part of Mercy, effective March 1. All LCMC operations will be managed by Mercy, including its eight affiliated physician clinics in Troy, Winfield and Elsberry, and its LCMC Home Health services. The 25-bed hospital will be Mercy’s fourth hospital in eastern Missouri, joining Mercy-owned hospitals in St. Louis, Crystal City

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  • Ambulance district, health department among partners in CO alarm program

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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    Safe Kids Eastern Quad Counties has partnered with the Lincoln County Ambulance District and Wright City Fire District to secure a grant to provide Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to families in member counties. Lisa Sitler, RN, PhD health educator with the Lincoln County Health Department wrote the grant that was ultimately approved by Safe Kids. Sitler remarked, “I believe in Safe Kids CO Alarm program, and if it saves one

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  • LCAD takes steps to disinfect ambulances with UV-C Light Technology

     Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:43 am

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    The Lincoln County Ambulance District [LCAD] recently took a big step in keeping the community safe from nasty viruses like Ebola, Flu, MRSA and C-Diff. “LCAD recently purchased four  EDU-435 UV-C Disinfection Lamps, one for each ambulance base,” said LCAD Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci. “These lamps will be used to help disinfect ambulances and the ambulance bases.  They have been shown to protect the public and personnel from exposure to

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