News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

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

Looking for the Jaycees Fireworks Booth? They have moved

clock July 3, 2013 10:33 by author Jeff Quibell

If you are wondering where the Jaycees Fireworks Tent is located this year, look diagonally across the street from their old location at the former Food Barn now Wal-Mart Neighborhood market.

They are located in the south parking lot of the Blue Springs 8 Cinema this year.  Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

Going Country for Jackson County Family Week

clock April 9, 2013 16:00 by author Jeff Quibell

St. Mary's Health Fair

Join us!

Health Screenings & Information

  • Cholesterol checks (fasting or non-fasting-first 60 people)
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Bone density
  • Carotid doppler screenings (limited availability - sign up at fair for an appointment)
  • Stroke risk assessment
  • Sleep assessment
  • Foot screening
  • Balance testing
  • Grip strength testing

Other Activities

  • American Cancer Society's Epic Colon
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Farmers market

JOIN the Blue Springs Historical Society for a BENEFIT to RESTORE Our Train DEPOT!

clock March 4, 2013 09:47 by author Jeff Quibell



(Photo from CD Album)

And a Silent Auction

Featuring a Guitar and Case from Meyer Music,

Women’s Seiko Watch from Kennedy’s Jewelers


Friday, March 8th ~ 7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church Auditorium

15th & Main Street, Downtown Blue Springs, MO

Admission: $10.00/person or

$25.00/family (any number of people)

Questions: Shirl Quick 220-0232 or

GIVING not GETTING for her 11th Birthday

clock February 14, 2013 12:34 by author Jeff Quibell

February 14, 2013
Jill Calvert, Director of Development
GIVING not GETTING for her 11th Birthday!
Instead of getting gifts for her 11th birthday celebration, Harper Snyder is deciding to give! She is inviting 10 of her friends to join her tomorrow for a “VOLUNTEER BIRTHDAY PARTY” to help Rainbow!
Harper’s father has served on the board, so she is familiar with our mission of helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. She’s participated
and attended many Rainbow events and activities over the years, so we are
very proud of her willingness to volunteer and share our mission with her friends.
This should be a fun and giggly group of 10 and 11 year-old volunteers sharing their smiles with Rainbow on Friday, February 15 starting at 2 pm!
Harper, age six, helping her dad at a Rainbow event!
Board of Directors Justin Beets, Lisa Campbell, MD, Lyndon Davis, Kelvin Fisher, J’Nan Kimak, Colleen Foudree, Theresa Garza Ruiz, Mary Grimaldi, Greg Grounds, Chair, Rena Lopez, Lydia Jeter, Paul Midtbo, Mary Ann Rhoads, Mike Trollinger
Ambassadors Jerry Britton, John Carlson, Shirley Charde, Emagrace Colley, Laura Fitzmaurice, MD, Jeanine Fletcher, Mark & Kim Foudree, Joe Haney, Danan Hughes, Jim Kennedy, Chuck Kleinhagen, Mike & Jan McGraw, Deryl Roberts, Nancy M. Rogers, David Seay, Steve Silverstein, MD, Ryan Snyder, Sarah Soden, MD, Bob Walls
Executive Director Marilu W. Herrick Director of Development Jill Calvert
Rainbow Center & Rainbow Options I
900 NW Woods Chapel Road • Blue Springs, MO 64015
Rainbow Center 816.229.3869 • Fax 229.4260
Rainbow Options I 816.228-7900 • Fax 228.7901
Rainbow Options II
3420 NW Kingsridge Drive • Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.228.1373 • Fax 228.1159

St. Mary’s Medical Center Hosts Healthy Heart Celebration

clock February 5, 2013 15:42 by author Jeff Quibell

For immediate release

February 5, 2013                                                                         Contact:  Cyndi Fahrlander 816-943-2565

St. Mary’s Medical Center Hosts

Healthy Heart Celebration


Kansas City, Mo. – You may already know that dark chocolate and red wine are good for your heart—that’s just one reason to celebrate Heart Month at St. Mary’s Medical Center. The No. 1 reason to celebrate heart month is learning about heart health to enjoy a longer life with those you love.

Enjoy an evening with friends at St. Mary’s Healthy Heart Celebration, Thursday, February 21, 6-8 p.m.,

in the Education Center at St. Mary’s.

There will be a heart healthy cooking demonstration, an educational presentation from St. Mary’s Stroke Navigator and a fashion show featuring the color of the month—RED—and the new spring line from

Dress Barn.

            6      p.m.         Social Time—with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages

            6:30 p.m.         Save Your Heart; Save Your Brain—Angela Hawkins, Stroke Navigator

            7      p.m.         Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration

            7:30 p.m.         Fashion Show—featuring Dress Barn of Blue Springs

            8      p.m.         Door Prizes

The event is free, but registration is limited. Call 816-228-3335 to make your reservation.


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Chili Dogs, Let’s Move, Etc. Things to do in Blue Springs this weekend!

clock January 31, 2013 10:06 by author Jeff Quibell

Chili Dog Dinner & Auction (Fundraiser for Blue Springs Dog Park) – Saturday, Feb 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street. Lots of food, DJ music, raffles, dog tag game & over 40 silent auction items.

Let’s Move! Saturdays Saturday, Feb 2 from 11 to noon. Dance Party at Dynamic Dance, 1901 SW 40 Highway.

Centennial Pool-Plex - Lap Swim – Saturday, Feb 2 from 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

Pam Buck

Recreation Superintendent

City of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation

office 816-228-0238

cell 816-645-0287

Call To Artists for the Blue Springs Fine Art Show

clock January 7, 2013 17:04 by author Jeff Quibell

DATE: January 6, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Blue Springs Art League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Call To Artists for the Blue Springs Fine Art Show

The Blue Springs Art League and its co-sponsors, the City of Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department and ImageMakers Photo Club invite artists to submit entries in the Blue Springs 35th Annual Fine Art Show. This very popular and unique art show will take place March 9 & 10, 2013 at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper, Blue Springs, Missouri. Admission is free to the public.

All artists must preregister. The entry fee is $35 per artist for a maximum of two pieces. Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Artist registration forms are available at the Vesper Hall information desk (400 NW Vesper), Blue Springs Parks and Recreation desk (City Hall, 903 Main) and both Blue Springs Mid-Continent Libraries (850 NW Hunter Drive and 2220 SW 7 Highway). The deadline for entries is February 22, 2013.

For additional information, please call one of the Fine Art Show Co-Chairs: Teddy Jackson (816-224-4634) Joanne Sutherland (816-697-2908) or Phyllis Wilkins (816-229-0742).

There are eleven categories: Transparent (watercolor), Opaque (oil or acrylic), Pastel, Mixed Media (2 or more mediums), Drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil), Animal/Wildlife (all mediums, no photography), Portrait (human only, all mediums, no photography), 3-D Sculpture (free-standing), Photography-Color, Photography-Black & White, and Photography-Wildlife.

Cash awards will be given: Best of Show ($150), Best of Show–Photography ($150), Second Best of Show ($100), Third Best of Show ($75), and First ($50), Second ($35) and Third ($25) Places in each category.

Eat at Joe’s and Support Rainbow!

clock December 6, 2012 10:43 by author Jeff Quibell


Eat at JOE’S CRAB SHACK today through Thursday, December 6th

and Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders will receive a donation!

Simply print the attached flyer and present to your server when you order.

Pass it along!

Thank you for considering the mission of Rainbow . . .

To Provide a safe, nurturing and social environment in order

to serve persons with special educational and developmental needs.