MC5 Regional Meetings – September 2013

West Central – September 11, 2013:  Developing Tools for Champions: A Discussion of Organizational Practices for Building the Foundation for Person-Centered Care

Presented by Lutheran Senior Services Director of Performance Improvement and MC5 Board President Joan Devine.

Program:  10 a.m. – Noon.  Location:  Methodist Church, The Celebration Center, 1701 W. 32nd, Sedalia.  RSVP:  Kathy Ray-Smith,, 800-748-7826 or 660-747-3107. 

East – September 13, 2013: Using Humor to Minimize Stress and Maximize Living

Presented by Mary Kay Morrison, Founder/Director of Humor Quest

8 a.m. Networking and light breakfast; 8:15 a.m. MC5 News and Updates; 8:30 a.m. Program; 10:45 a.m.  Our Stories of Culture Change.

NEW Location for 2013 – Brentwood Community Center, Room 104, 2505 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood.  RSVP to Ruthie, or 314-801-0446.

North Central – September 13, 2013:  Interact (Intervention to Reduce Acute Care Transfers)

Presented by Primaris Program Manager Kent McGeeney, MSE, MPA, LNHA.

Program:  1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:   Livingston County Public Library, 450 Locust St., Chillicothe.  RSVP to Judy Bagley at, 660-748-4407 or Suzanna Hughes at, 660-247-5011

East Central – September 17, 2013:  Where Do we Go Next?  Review of 2013 Missouri Health Care Association Conference and Discussion of Future Topics.

Please bring your ideas for topics you would like to see covered at future meetings.

Refreshments and Networking: 9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Program: 10 a.m. – Noon.  Location:  Benchmark Healthcare Center of Rolla, 1200 McCutcheon, Rolla.  RSVP:  Mary Ehrenreich 314-801-0462, or Tracy Rosenow 573-265-3271,

Northwest – September 18, 2013:  Interact (Intervention to Reduce Acute Care Transfers)

Presented by Primaris Program Manager Kent McGeeney, MSE, MPA, LNHA.

9:15 a.m.; Program:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location:  East Hills Library, 502 North Woodbine Road, St. Joseph.  RSVP Karen Fletchall at, 660-564-3304, or Freda Miller at, 660-822-6209.

Northeast – September 27, 2013:  Puppies for Parole

Presented by Missouri Department of Corrections Deputy Division Director Cyndi Prudden and Reentry Program Manager Dena Sikoutris.

Registration 9:30 a.m.; Program 10 a.m.

Location:   Loch Haven Senior Living Community Apartments, New Activity Room, 701 Sunset Hills Dr., Macon.  RSVP to Wendy or Katie at 660-385-3113.

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