Support System at Hannibal Regional Makes World of Difference for Local Cancer Patient

After a successful hysterectomy, Deborah Bufford of Bowling Green, Missouri met with Dr. Jennifer Roberts, OBGYN at Hannibal Regional, for a post-operative appointment. During the appointment, Dr. Roberts suggested that Deborah have a routine mammogram and scheduled her for the following day. The Monday after her mammogram, Deborah received a phone call that the test showed a spot on her left breast. Completely taken by surprise, Deborah immediately felt a sense of fear fall over her.

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Hannibal Regional Healthcare System Awarded Federal Grant to Establish new Rural Residency Program

Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $11 million to 15 awardees to strengthen the health workforce by establishing new residency programs in rural communities. Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is one of those recipients, receiving a $750,000 grant. “Training residents in rural areas leads more medical school graduates to stay and practice in rural settings,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “There's a shortage of doctors across the nation, especially in our most underserved communities, and these rural residency development grants will help address this shortage.”

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2023 Bob Richards Hannibal Cannibal Legacy Award Presented to Mary Lynne Richards

Every year Hannibal Regional Foundation presents the Legacy Award at the Hannibal Cannibal, named after long-time Cannibal supporter Bob Richards. The award recognizes an individual who is an avid supporter of the Cannibal and a promoter of healthy and active lifestyles. This year’s recipient is Mary Lynne Richards of Hannibal, MO.

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Grand Opening of Healthy Way Trail Expansion at Hannibal Regional

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Hannibal Regional celebrated the grand opening of the Healthy Way Fitness Trail Expansion, the new Healthy Way Nature Trail. Located on the west side of the medical campus, next to the Emergency Department parking lot, the newest addition to the trail adds just under a half mile to the existing path that winds through the rest of campus. Thanks to a new partnership with the Mississippi Hills Missouri Master Naturalists, the nature trail will include areas of native plants and prairies. The paved path winds around a pond and through a wooded area, has lights throughout and is free to use by all community members. Future plans for the trail include a large covered pavilion, picnic benches and park benches to be spread out along the trail.

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28th Hannibal Cannibal Makes a Big Bang

The 28th Annual Hannibal Cannibal kicked off on Saturday, July 1st with a big bang from the cannon start at 6:30 am and this year’s race did not disappoint. While the early morning forecast showed thunderstorms at race time, the clouds parted, the rain stayed at bay and multiple records were broken. This year’s event had over 1,500 registrations and saw its highest proceeds to date with just over $65,000 raised. Additionally, three course records were broken during this year’s race.

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