A Look Back at 2022


  • Outpatient Nutrition Counseling services became available with the hiring of Dietitian Kate Casey
  • ESH Clinical and Community Education Coordinator Tina Cook gave a presentation at the Community Center regarding our swing bed program
  • Started the year with high COVID numbers and record breaking testing 
Wear Red Day at Excelsior Springs Hospital


  • Conducted a mock Code Blue Drill to allow staff to practice with new resources – LUCAS, an automated chest compressor and LifePak, an upgraded defibrillator
  • Dr. Hamilton gave a presentation at the Community Center regarding advancements in Pain Management
  • Hospital celebrated American Heart Month by participating in Red Wear Day
  • Sent Valentines to the residents at Valley Manor and Rehab
  • Hospital welcomes new board members
Partner in Prevention award given to the Excelsior Springs Hospital in 2022


  • Hospital is awarded the 2022 Outstanding Partner in Prevention award from the Northland Coalition
  • Dr. Gary Cornette, D.O. begins giving Gastroenterology services through the Outpatient Clinic
  • Patient and Family Advisory Committee formed
Knights of Columbus of Excelsior Springs donated teddy bears to the Excelsior Springs Hospital's Emergency Department to bring comfort to young patients.


  • Hospital supports the Parks and Recreation Foundation’s Piccadilly Gala, Good Samaritan Center’s 5k Walk/Run, ES Chamber’s Annual Dinner, and Fence Stile Vineyard and Winery’s 5k
  • Excelsior Springs Knights of Columbus Council #6215 donates teddy bears to the Emergency Department to bring little patients comfort
  • Attended the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Elms Hotel & Spa
  • Hosted Thrive Excelsior’s Citizen Leadership Academy introducing them to the hospital’s services and future plans
  • Hospital holds first Community Health Fair at the ES Community Center
Excelsior Springs Hospital celebrates EMS Week by giving specialty made cookies as thanks


  • National Hospital Week allowed us to recognize our healthcare workers with service awards
  • Sponsored the Lawson Chamber Annual Dinner
  • Celebrated the 500th da Vinci robotic surgery with Dr. Douglas Nespory
  • City of Excelsior Springs recognizes National Hospital Week during council meeting
  • Hospital recognizes EMS Week by treating local responders to cookies with thanks


  • ES Health Care Foundation holds 30th Annual Golf Tournament at ES Golf Course with 96 players
  • Hospital holds Youth Mental Health First Aid class
  • ESH Community Pharmacy gives presentation at the Senior Center
  • Hospital provides free historic trolley tours during Waterfest
  • Dr. Aberger gave a presentation on Urinary Health at the ES Community Center
  • Ethan Kent, director for the Senior Life Solutions gives presentation to the resident at the Colony Plaza on Mindfulness 
  • Dietitian Kate Casey gives presentation regarding exploring healthy beverages
Staff members of the Excelsior Springs Hospital


  • Kearney Kut Ups donate handmade bags to go over walkers of rehabilitation/therapy patients
  • Collette Culver, Director of Emergency Preparedness gave a presentation regarding Heat Safety in Older Adults to the Senior Center at the ES Community Center 
  • Lawson Primary Clinic physicians participate in the Lawson Middle and High School Sports Clinic
  • Hospital was recognized by the Missouri Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with a Freedom Award from the Secretary of Defense Employer Support


  • Hospital welcomes Dr. Roshan Dasari, MD, MPH to build a Behavioral Health team
  • Director of Rehabilitation Christy Marker gave a presentation to seniors at the Community Center regarding Mobility Aids: Types, Benefits and Use
  • The hospital holds a full schedule of donors during a Blood Drive in partnership with the Community Blood Center
  • The hospital’s revenue department gave a presentation of Understanding Benefits and Financial Support at the Community Center
  • Hospital receives $350,000 grant from Clay County Children’s Services Fund to hire Behavioral Health physicians to address needs of the youth
Staff of the Excelsior Springs Hospital held a walk to bring awareness to the issue of suicide


  • Excelsior Springs Primary Care welcomes Dr. Heather Wilson, D.O. and Dr. Gartin, D.O. to the clinic
  • Director of Emergency Preparedness Collette Culver, RN, BSN, conducted an Active Intruder/Hostage Tabletop Exercise bringing together all emergency responders and leaders throughout the community to discuss each other’s roles when there’s a local emergency
  • The Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions organizes a Suicide Awareness Walk in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month
  • The Hospital holds a Listening Session at the Community Center regarding service needs
  • Hospital gives a presentation regarding medication disposal at the Community Center


  • Dr. Josh Umscheid begins offering Pediatric Care, Pediatric Orthopedic Care, and Sports Medicine through the Outpatient Clinic
  • Staff from the Lawson Primary Care Clinic participate in the Lawson Homecoming Parade
  • Hospital holds annual fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Fund, which helps provide mammograms to women and men who are unable due to financial obligations
  • Lawson Primary Care offers drive through flu vaccine clinic
  • The hospital begins Resource Sharing at the Good Samaritan Center, which offers a financial counselor or hospital staff offering resources as needed
  • Tiffany Danneman, Social Services, and Ethan Kent, Senior Life Solutions participate in the Clay County Senior Resource Fair in Kansas City
  • Hospital celebrates National Pharmacy Week
  • The Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation holds Annual Gala and the Elms Hotel and Spa


  • Home Health and Hospice and Senior Life Solutions participate in the annual Senior Fair at the Good Samaritan Center
  • ES SAFE and Clay County Health Department presented the Great American Smoke Out at the Good Samaritan Center
  • Hospital holds a Food, Hygiene, and Cold Weather Drive for local pantries 
  • Excelsior Springs Hospital’s Dietitian Maura Woolsey gave a presentation at the Community Center in regard to diabetes for World Diabetes Day
  • ES Hospice begins a new Hospice Volunteer Program
  • Hospital partners with Tri-County Mental Health to offer “Tiger Tunes” sound therapy to area youth at the Community Center
Excelsior Springs Hospital partners with the American Red Cross to hold a Community Blood Drive


  • Rehabilitation Therapists attend Essential Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Pediatric Orthopedic Dysfunction
  • Ethan Kent, Director of Senior Life Solutions, gives a presentation titled “Beat the Winter Blues” at the Senior Center 
  • Hospice Volunteers organize and deliver Holiday Blessing Bags for Hospice patients and families
  • In partnership with the Community Blood Center the hospital hosts a Blood Drive
  • Behavioral Health/Psychiatric Services is fully staffed

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