Visit to Madison Medical Center

By Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator

In August 2012, I visited Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.  Madison is a hospital based, not-for profit, county owned, Medicare/Medicaid certified intermediate care and skilled nursing home.  They participate with the Southeast MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change) regional group and their Culture Change Committee is leading many quality of life improvements.  They are licensed for 119 residents, but only have 70 because part of the building shut down for renovation.  They currently have eight private rooms but are planning to convert to private rooms with private baths.  Director of Nursing Kristen Starkey showed me around and told me about all of the changes they are making.  To read more and view photos, please click here:  Madison Medical Center