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Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine St. Mary’s Medical Center Earns Recognition

clock August 1, 2013 11:21 by author Jeff Quibell

For immediate release                                                                             Contact: Cyndi Fahrlander, 816-943-2565

July 29, 2013                                                

Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine 

St. Mary’s Medical Center Earns Recognition


Blue Springs, Mo.– The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center has recently earned recognition from two separate organizations for patient satisfaction and success in healing.

The center was named a “Center of Distinction” by Healogics, a national wound care management company. To be named a Center of Distinction, centers must attain greater than 90 percent in patient satisfaction and healing outcomes must be over 90 percent.

The center at St. Mary’s also earned a 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare Award from Professional Research Consultants (PRC) and was named a Top Performer in quality ratings from patients. The awards are based on the question to patients, “Overall, how would you rate the quality of care?” The center at St. Mary’s scored in the 100th percentile on that question for all of 2012.

Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes and other diseases. When wounds resist conventional treatment, a specialized approach is required for healing.

“These awards are a reflection of the great team we have in the center,” says Scott Kujath, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Wound Care Center. Kujath is a board-certified in vascular surgery and hyperbaric medicine. “Many on our team have been with the center since it opened 10 years ago. Our staff continually works on improving outcomes and is one of the few in the area accredited by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.”

St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 146-bed hospital providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a
24-hour emergency department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Mary’s has earned the Magnet designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing. Key services include the Carondelet Heart Institute, Women’s Health Institute and Joint and Spine Institute. Consistent with its mission, St. Mary’s provides compassionate, quality healthcare with a special concern for the poor. For more information, visit

Blue Springs 8 Announces Grand Opening–Come see our newly remodeled movie theatre

clock June 25, 2013 16:02 by author Jeff Quibell

imageBlue Springs 8 Theatre Announces the GRAND Opening of the New 8-Screen All-Digital Movie Theatre in Blue Springs, MO.

Under new ownership and management, the Blue Springs 8 Theatre will open the New 8-screen, all-digital movie complex on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. The New 8 located at 1901 NW Hwy 7, Blue Springs MO 64015 will showcase new screens, new concession, new seats, enhanced sound systems, and digital presentation in every auditorium. The theatre will feature RealD 3D capability in three of the auditoriums.

"The newly renovated Blue Springs 8 will be the perfect complement to the incredible community of Blue Springs” states Bob Hartley, Blue Springs 8 Owner. "We've experienced overwhelming support and great encouragement from so many within this community. City staff, School District Personnel, Students, local business men and women and pretty much everyone we have encountered on this journey have cheered us on. It was this overwhelming support from the community at large that convinced us that providing Blue Springs with a top quality local movie theatre, was the right investment to make. It is our commitment to always provide the Blue Springs Community the best entertainment experience they could wish for. “

The New 8 offers the latest technology, cutting edge amenities and customer-preferred options all under one roof. The amenities include:

  • State-of-the-art viewing environment. 
  • Digital projection powered by NEC projectors; RealD 3D capability. 
  • Custom digital surround sound system featuring the latest in sound technology that will enable customers to hear the movie as the filmmakers intended. 
  • A completely renovated lobby with a new crew-serve concession stand - offering freshly-popped popcorn, Coca-Cola fountain beverages and favorite candy brands, nachos, pretzels, hotdogs and so much more. 
  • A lounge area in the lobby that can easily be set up for small parties. 
  • All new plush seating in all auditoriums. 
  • 54” row spacing allowing plenty of leg room between seats. 
  • The friendliest professional staff guided by a seasoned management team committed to you, the community.

Several grand opening activities and offers are planned. Our ribbon cutting ceremony, with Pete Grigsby as the master of ceremony, will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday June 27th. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of our opening weekend (6/28, 6/29 & 6/30), all customers will enjoy $5.00 discounted ticket pricing for the 1pm show time. 3D shows are only $8.00 at the 1pm shows. In addition, all show times will offer $1 medium soda and $1 medium popcorn pricing. More information and show times can be found at

For daily updates please follow us on Face book - Blue Springs 8 Theatre, and on Twitter – BlueSprings8

Memories Tea Room & Café Newsletter

clock April 9, 2013 15:57 by author Jeff Quibell

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Memories is getting back in the groove



Soups, Specials and Such



Summer Fun and Downtown Activities


Memories Tea Room & Cafe


1105A W. Main St Blue Springs, MO 816)229-3311

Hours of Operation

Tues. -Thur. 9a-4p

Fri. 9a-7p

Sat. 8a-3p


Memories is getting back in the groove

Hello Friends and Guest....the past couple of weeks have been pretty crazy for our family due to our lose, but we are getting back to a normal routine and appreciate everyones condolences and understanding.

This week Memories has some fun things going on like....Downtown Main St. First Car Cruise, this Friday evening from 6pm until 8pm.

Memoires will be grilling up Burgers and Hotdogs for our dinner special.

Mark your calanders and dont miss a single show. Downtown Merchaints and Memories will be adding some fun activites and themes to our New Car Cruise Nights to mix it up a bit.

Our Car Cruise in May is our Mothers Day Week.

All of our downtown shops will be open and stocked with new merch for Moms, Wives and Ladies of all ages,( Men this would be a great time to listen close)

Memories will be hosting a variety of artisans that dont have a shop front and cant be found everywhere in our banquet room that evening as well.

Mark your calander with these dates!

*Car Crusies*

every second friday night...yes we moved them to Friday Nights.

April 12th

May 10th (Mothers Day week)

June 14th

July 12th

Aug. 9th

Sept. 13th

Keep your Eyes and Ears open for our Themed Cruises. There will be give aways, live music and plenty of fun to be had this season with our New Cruise Nights!


Soups, Specials and Such

Well Friends, with the "cool" weather peaking through this week we will be stewing up some hearty soups but later this week the warm will be, Memories will start showcasing some summer flavors like our famous South West Chicken Wrap and Tuna Salad, or maybe Taco Salad. Yum Yum!!


Summer Fun and Downtown Activities

Just a reminder, Downtown Alive Host and Contribute to many Events, Activities and Fundraisers this Summer.

Just to name a few.....

*Friday Night Car Cruise*

(every second Friday Night of the month April-Sept. from 6-dark)

~Memories will be Open Every Car Cruise with a Different Dinner Special and will be Grilling Outside too!!

Blue Springs Historical Society Arts and Antique Show

April 27th, starting @ 10am

(Memories will be promoting this Event and Fundraiser by Selling our Yummy Made by Grandma, Homemade Desserts at our own Booth...come by and see us)

*Blue Springs Farmers Market*

Starts back up this May, every Saturday moring @6:30am

(Dont forget to Grab some yummy Breakfast across the Street with us, Memories after your weekly Market Shopping)

*Downtowns Corks and Canvas*

Art and wine FREE event Saturday June 22nd, from 2pm-8pm

Downtown Blue Springs Street Flicks

(Free and Fun for the Family)

Friday June 28th, @7:15


Friday July 26th, @7:15

Support your Local Downtown by joining us in these Events. They are FREE and help promote your Local Community.



Hatteys on Main is having a moving sale

clock February 14, 2013 12:29 by author Jeff Quibell

Just a reminder that our moving sale for Hatteys on Main 1005 W Main, Blue Springs, Mo begins Thursday February 14th and runs through February 23rd.  Here are the dates and hours.  February 14th and February 15th 10-4pm.  February 16th – Saturday 10-3pm.  Next week…same days and same hours.  Entire shop is 25% off of listed price.  Any furniture purchased must be removed from shop by 3PM February 23rd.  Thank you and we hope to see you. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Hatteys on Main and Estate Sales by Bonnie & Son.


Bonnie, Rusty and our Great Team

Estate Sales by Bonnie & Son

Ascension Health in Negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System

clock October 16, 2012 15:06 by author Jeff Quibell

For More Information Contact:

Ascension Health

Sheila Biggs



Ascension Health in Negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System

On Transfer of Carondelet Health

(ST. LOUIS) October 16, 2012 – Ascension Health has entered into negotiations with HCA Midwest Health System to sell St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers and other Carondelet Health subsidiaries in Kansas City, Mo. The three Carondelet Health long-term care facilities, Carondelet Manor, Villa St. Joseph, St. Mary’s Manor, currently operated by Carondelet Health and Benedictine Health System, and the two hospital Foundations, would remain operated by Ascension Health.

“The decision to enter into these negotiations was made following a period of review and discernment by both the Carondelet Health Board and Ascension Health. This action supports our focus on providing a Vital Presence in the communities we serve, meaning we serve where we are needed and how we are needed to be there,” said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Health. “Ascension Health will continue to serve the community by helping to meet the growing need for senior services.”

“Being a part of a system with a large local presence would strengthen Carondelet’s position in this competitive market which is critical to ensure the system’s long-term success amidst the myriad of changes that are occurring as part of health care reform,” said Fleury Yelvington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health.

If the negotiations lead to a sale, HCA Midwest has expressed a commitment to working with the local Diocese to preserve the hospitals’ Catholic heritage.

About Ascension Health

Ascension Health (, a subsidiary of Ascension Health Alliance, is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs last year, is the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 122,000 associates serving in more than 1,400 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.


Growing New Business and Free Popcorn!

clock October 15, 2012 14:33 by author Jeff Quibell

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We are always excited to announce when a new business comes to town, especially when we see this business invest in an existing space. Growth is crucial to business, vital to Blue Springs and we are pleased to announce The Hartley Group has purchased the Dickinson Theatre, located at 1901 N. 7 Highway, with the intent to revitalize and renovate the building, update technology and create a family focused environment.

As part of the remodel, the new management will bring NEC digital projection including Real D 3D and Dolby Digital Sound to the movie watching experience. For avid movie goers, a loyalty program will reward them for their time and money spent at the theatre.

On Sunday, October 21, free popcorn will be provided to all customers attending the movies. Please come and meet the new team managing your neighborhood theatre, The Hartley Group.


For more information about GrowBlueSprings,

visit the website.


Blue Springs Movie Theatre Under New Ownership

clock October 11, 2012 15:50 by author Jeff Quibell

It is with great pleasure that we announce that a NEW Neighborhood Theatre under NEW OWNERSHIP has taken form.  Located in Blue Springs (formerly Dickinson Theatre) at 1901 N. 7 Highway, the new Management vows to bring you exciting new features which will include re-modeling of the facility with the addition of NEC digital projection including Real D 3D and Dolby Digital Sound, a Rewards Program and all of the top hit movies.  There will be an emphasis on family participation.

Special Invite - On Sunday, October 21st, FREE POPCORN will be provided to all customers.

Come and meet the team - Bringing HOPE to the HEARTS in our community.

Bob Hartley - The Hartley Group

New website - coming soon

John Shore

Sweet things are happening for The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery!

clock October 11, 2012 11:21 by author Jeff Quibell

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Locally grown, owned and operated, The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery will be featured on the hit show "Cupcake Wars" on the Food Network, Sunday, October 14 at 7 p.m.  "Cupcake Wars"  launches its seventh season this October and regularly pulls two million national viewers each week.   

Touted as "Food Network's tastiest competition yet!", four of the top bakers in the country battle weekly in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The winning baker receives $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their confections at the winning gig.  

Avid promoters and users of the Grow Blue Springs initiative through the Blue Springs EDC, Amy and Trevor are excited about the national exposure this brings their hometown, Blue Springs. Founded in 2010, The Sweet Tooth opened its commercial location in January 2012 at 3100 D South 7 Highway. Focused on using "the best ingredients available," their passion for baking now offers more than 40 unique cupcake flavors, seven cookie flavors and cheesecakes. BSEDC is excited to see one of our own calling attention to our great city, Blue Springs! 

To compete in this grueling battle, The Sweet Tooth beat hundreds of  contestants. Owner Amy Goodwin said, "The entire process was intense, there was nothing we could do to prepare ourselves for The Cupcake Wars experience! We had to bake cupcakes for expert judges, in an unfamiliar kitchen, with crew members and producers running around, cameras in your face, surprise ingredients and time quickly ticking away."

The Sweet Tooth is hosting a watch party at Skylight Restaurant & Bar in Blue Springs on October 14. Tickets are on sale for $5 each, with half the ticket price being donated to Blue Springs Education Foundation. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show airing at 7 p.m. Amy and Trevor Goodwin will be available for a question and answer session after the show. To obtain more information about the watch party, or to purchase tickets,  visit The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery's website.

Congratulations, Amy and Trevor!


For more information about GrowBlueSprings,

visit the website.


ATK Small Caliber Systems to present a $10,000 check for the Veterans Way Memorial

clock August 20, 2012 10:43 by author Jeff Quibell




DATE: August 20, 2012

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449


ATK Small Caliber Systems to present a $10,000 check

for the Veterans Way Memorial

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – ATK, which operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant adjacent to Blue Springs, has volunteered to be a lead partner for the Veterans Way Memorial. Kent Holiday, the vice president and general manager of ATK Small Caliber Systems, will present a $10,000 check to Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross on Friday, August 24, at 8 a.m. in a special ceremony in front of Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.

“We are honored to be a lead partner in this unique memorial dedicated to veterans of all wars fought in defense of our nation,” said Holiday. “ATK is proud to be the operator of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and a community steward for the City of Blue Springs. Every employee at Lake City is proud to support and honor all the men and women who served in our armed forces.”

“We are grateful to ATK for being one of the lead partners of The Veterans Way Memorial. Blue Springs is fortunate to have excellent business partners to help bring this memorial to our community,” said Mayor Carson Ross.

The Veterans Way Memorial is dedicated to the sacrifice, courage and valor of all veterans who served our nation. The memorial identifies the site where “The Wall That Heals” was exhibited in Blue Springs in 2010. It serves as a place for personal contemplation or reflection for veterans and veterans’ families and friends, and provides a site for educating youth about the historical significance of wars fought in defense of our nation.

The Veterans Way Memorial is being funded by private donations. All funds are set up with the Truman Heartland Community Foundation, a 501-C-3 organization.

For more information, contact Eleanor Frasier, Veterans Way Memorial Chair at (816) 655-0490 or visit the memorial’s Web site,


Grow Blue Springs startFEST+DEMO

clock August 9, 2012 09:47 by author Jeff Quibell

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startFEST+DEMO is a social gathering with an aim to create relationships among startup-oriented entrepreneurs, innovative companies, and members from the investment community. startFEST+DEMO will have 10 new and growing businesses DEMOing innovative solutions.

Each business will be demonstrating their innovations throughout the night, and each entrepreneur will present a 60-second pitch for their business.

Fine beverages, sweets, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided to encourage lively social interaction.

August 21, 2012
(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Education Center
4715 W US 40 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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