Category: Education

HarrisLogic partners with Zero Suicide Institute to create comprehensive technology for suicide prevention

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — HarrisLogic, a technology and clinical services company that develops solutions to improve patient care in behavioral health, is partnering with the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) to create a new, digital platform to provide comprehensive suicide prevention services. This specialtybehavioral health services platform is the first of its kind, and is designed to support and enhance the Zero Suicide approach for safer suicide care. HarrisLogic’s technology will support the development of a Zero Suicide […]

First heat-related death reported in St. Louis County

On June 14, 2018, the first heat-related death in Saint Louis County this season was confirmed according to the medical examiner. Extreme heat is expected to continue throughout the summer. Whenever temperatures rise above 95 degrees, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health recommends the following:   Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.   Spend as little time as possible in the sun and keep activity levels to a minimum.   Drink plenty of cool, […]

Meramec Elementary in Clayton to build new playground for next school year

After years of work from the PTO and community, Meramec Elementary School announced Friday plans to build a new playground. “We are thrilled Meramec is getting a new playground,” outgoing Meramec PTO President Jenny Abeles said in a statement. “The PTO and the entire Meramec community has worked for the past six years to make this a reality.” The new structure is expected to have three slides on a variety of levels, stairs, tunnels and ramps. […]

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to be honored at St. Louis County NAACP annual banquet

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-California), a rising figure in American politics, will give the keynote address at the 83rd Annual Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner of the St. Louis County NAACP chapter. She is being recognized with the Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees receiving awards include Jason Kander, founder of Let America Vote and former Missouri Secretary of State. He will receive the Medgar Wiley Evers Freedom Award. Harris rose to national […]

Centene and National Council on Independent Living partner to increase provider accessibility for people with disabilities

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it has partnered with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on an initiative to increase the accessibility of provider medical offices and services for people with disabilities. The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) will kick off with the “Barrier Removal Fund” (BRF) in three pilot states, Illinois, Texas, and Ohio, as well as educational and compliance components which will be implemented in all Centene markets nationwide. Centene is committed […]

Mercy offers paid parental leave to 40K co-workers

While paid parental leave is fairly standard in other developed countries, it’s less common in the U.S., particularly in the health care industry. Two weeks of paid parental leave are now available to nearly 40,000 Mercy co-workers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. To learn more about opportunities at Mercy, click here. For co-workers, it’s no small change. Heather Schroeder, a registered nurse in Ozark, Missouri, has fostered children for nearly four years. “Placement of […]

Centene subsidiary re-awarded correctional healthcare contract in New Hampshire

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the New Hampshire Department of Corrections has re-awarded Centurion of New Hampshire, LLC (“Centurion”) a contract to continue the provision of medical and dental staff to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. The contract is expected to commence July 1, 2018, with a base term of four years, plus two optional years to renew. The contract was originally held by MHM Services, Inc. (MHM), which has since been acquired […]

Governor Parson announces appointments to the State Board of Education

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Carol Hallquist and Peter Herschend to the State Board of Education. “We owe it to our students to provide the best, high quality public education in Missouri,” said Governor Parson. “It was important to act quickly to restore and provide functionality to the State Board of Education. We expect the Board will begin conducting a diligent national search, to find a capable, qualified candidate to serve as Missouri’s Commissioner of […]

Clayton High School student receives Emerson scholarship

Lian Anderson, a student at Clayton High School, has been awarded an Emerson National Scholarship. She is among 30 recipients of the scholarship awarded annually to children of Emerson employees. Anderson, of Clayton, is the daughter of Elizabeth Anderson, Sr. Associate General Counsel, at Emerson Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis. Winners, selected from among 73 finalists, were announced this week by James E. Jones, Emerson Vice President Human Resources. Anderson plans to attend McGill University […]

Pharmacy Everywhere: Express Scripts and MedAvail announce collaboration to make pharmacy more affordable and convenient

Convenience is the new currency among consumers looking for faster, easier, always-accessible services to conform to their daily lives.  As a result, the economy’s next big evolution may impact how tens of millions of people get their prescription drugs. That’s the vision of Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX), which today announced a strategic investment in MedAvail, a leading healthcare technology company behind self-service pharmacy centers. “Technology — and a culture shift — allow us the opportunity to […]