Cooper County Memorial Hospital takes great pride in giving patients throughout central Missouri access to a wide range of care. We have established relationships with physicians in various specialties so that our patients can be easily referred for necessary additional treatment when their care requires it. These physicians and specialty practices utilize office spaces, surgical areas, or other hospital equipment as part of our partnership so that they are here on-site to provide the care that our patients need, close to home.
Missouri Heart Center 1605 East Broadway, Suite 300 Columbia, MO 65201 (888) 300-6481
Physicians refer patients to Cooper County Memorial Hospital for reliable and efficient cardiac and pulmonary testing. When you need diagnostic testing, you don’t need to travel far from home – the caring, thorough review you require is available right here.
Common cardiac and pulmonary diagnostic testing includes:
A non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart while the patient is resting. A physician carefully reviews the results to look for abnormalities.
Most cardiac stress tests are performed utilizing exercise. A physician and a respiratory therapist are both present during each of these tests:
Regular stress test (also called a treadmill test)
Nuclear stress test with treadmill
Nuclear stress test with Adenosine (pharmacological test)
Dobutamine stress echo
A Holter monitor is a recording device that detects and records every heart beat for either 24 or 48 hours. Once the patient completes the specified time, a therapist removes the monitor and then scans the entire recording and prepares a report for the physician to review.
A monitor that records the patient’s heart rhythm for a brief period of time (anywhere from 30-60 seconds) once it is activated by the patient during symptoms.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
A broad area of testing that assesses the coordination, movement and effectiveness of muscles to move air in and out of the chest.
Arterial Brachial Index (ABI)
A non-invasive test that checks for peripheral vascular disease by comparing blood pressures between the arms and legs.
Known as an ultrasound of the heart, the echo uses high-pitched sound waves to produce an image of the heart that shows the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively throughout the body and measures the volume of blood pumped in each contraction.
A test used to assess how well the lungs work by measuring how much air is inhaled, how much is exhaled and how quickly it is exhaled. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.
Suffering from ear/nose/throat issues? Cooper County Memorial Hospital is here for you.
Ear/Nose/Throat care is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Kirk Wanless
Wanless Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC 1517 Union Avenue Moberly, MO 65270 (660) 236-0610
Call 911 if you or someone you are with needs immediate medical treatment.
Is the victim’s condition life-threatening?
Could the victim’s condition worsen and become life threatening on the way to the hospital?
Does the victim require the skills or equipment of paramedics or EMTs?
Could the distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” or if you are unsure, it is best to call 911.
The Cooper County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department provides care to our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our providers and nurses are prepared to treat your immediate health needs from minor to serious injury, illness or disease. When necessary, critically injured or seriously ill patients are treated and stabilized in our Emergency Department and then transferred by ambulance or helicopter to a more specialized facility. Many patients are also admitted to our inpatient unit for further care after receiving their initial treatment in the Emergency Department.
Our Emergency Room was designed for the comfort of patients and visitors. It features:
Central nurse station surrounded by patient rooms
Private rooms that are family friendly and convenient
Special area for Hazmat treatment
Trauma bay with four beds for disaster with multiple injuries
Separate entrance for ambulance patients
Lab next door for quick blood draws and results
Large, comfortable lobby
Reserved parking near the ER canopy for emergency patients
What to expect
You will receive care in an expedited manner and be placed in an ER room with ongoing care from a designated ER nurse. If blood work or other lab tests are required, be prepared to wait up to an hour for results. X-rays or other imaging may also be required and will be examined by both an ER physician and radiology specialist before you receive the results. From your entry to the Emergency Room through your entire stay, our focus is on providing excellent medical care in a compassionate environment.
At the CCMH Extended Care Unit (ECU) your family member is our family member. Our ECU Team strives to maintain a balance of personal attention, care, and interaction with each of our residents, making the most of each day!
At the ECU, we understand the difficulty in deciding to move a family member out of their home to an elderly care facility. Through collaboration and communication, our social workers, administrators, nursing team, volunteers, and support staff will assist you in determining if the move to the Extended Care Unit is the right move for your family member.
Cataract Surgery is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Rashed Nizam
Mid-Missouri Eye Center, LLC 505 E. Walnut Street Boonville, MO 65233 (660) 882-2321
The Family Medicine Physicians of Cooper County Memorial Hospital understand and that’s why they provide care for your entire family. A Family Medicine Physician gets to know you and each member of your family and has the time to understand your family’s issues, history, and personalities.
Our Family Medicine Physicians are all board-certified and able to provide ongoing, primary care to both adults and children.
Primary Care Services Include:
Treatment of illness (including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders, depression, heart disease)
Well Child Exams
Immunizations (Including VFC)
Nursing Home Care
Sports or Administrative Exams
Well Women Exams (Including Pap Smears)
Multiple Range of Testing
Prescriptions for Medications, Therapy Services, and Durable Medical Equipment
Diet or Life-style Counseling
*The CCMH Rural Health Clinic has new expanded hours!
Appointments are not needed for weekday nights and Saturday mornings. Co-pays for the expanded hours are the same as a primary care visit, typically far less than a visit to an emergency room or, depending on the insurance, less than an urgent care visit.
Infusion is the process of providing a patient with fluid, blood or blood product, a drug or nutritional product directly into the bloodstream. For patients who need infusion to treat illnesses or counteract side effects of treatment, Infusion Services at Cooper County Memorial Hospital provides pleasant, convenient outpatient care.
We provide infusion services for blood product transfusions, hydration, total parenteral nutrition, antibiotics, iron, immunoglobulin, or other therapeutic agents. We use the latest treatment regimens and techniques, delivered by experienced oncology and infusion nurses.
Infusion Services: We provide all our patients with assessments, educations, and nursing services by infusion nurse specialists and clinical pharmacists. We provide the following services:
Our specialists focus on the continuum of care with our patients and view their medical history, monitor lab levels and evaluate the medication delivery system for each patient. Our staff also communicates with the physicians, home health nurses, the hospital providers, and other services that are involved in each patient’s health care. We work with each patient’s health care team to identify which acute care patients will need infusion therapy at discharge, provide alternative, low-cost sites for administration of IV services, prevent hospitalization and shorten length of stay at acute care sites.
Contact the Infusion Center at (660) 882-2118
When you are admitted to Cooper County Memorial Hospital for a single night or a longer stay, for treatment or observation, you are here on an “inpatient” basis.
This allows us to offer you the treatment needed for a wide range of medical conditions, and/or follow-up care after surgery. No matter how long or short your stay, our expert and compassionate medical, nursing, and support staff will make your time here as beneficial, pleasant, and comfortable as possible.
Benefits of inpatient care:
As an inpatient at CCMH, you have access to many key services and advantages-close at hand, whenever you need them. These include:
The attention of our caring nursing staff to ensure your comfort and support in any way they can.
Accurate and timely provision of all your prescribed medications, including the pain medication you may need to remain comfortable.
Diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing, to provide our staff and your physician with timely and accurate information on your health and healing.
Respiratory, occupational and physical therapy to help you gain the independence you need to be ready for your return home, or to the next level of care.
Carefully prepared meals, approved by your doctor and delivered to you by CCMH's Food and Nutrition Department. If you require a special diet, a certified dietician or diet technician will meet with you to discuss your needs.
We're dedicated to making your stay with us an exceptional experience in every way… and we're succeeding!
If you are dealing with disorders of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, renal replacement therapy, autoimmune disease, and genetic conditions, then you should schedule an appointment with a physician at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Patients suffering from acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stones, or urinary tract infections (chronic or recurrent) may also be treated.
Nephrology care is offered via a partnership with:
Drs. Ramesh Khanna & Kunal Malhotra
University Of Missouri Hospital & Clinics – Nephrology One Hospital Drive Columbia, MO 65212 (660) 882-4190 or (660) 882-2090
Whether you’re an outpatient, inpatient, or facing an emergency, our laboratory services guarantee quick, accurate results. As we serve patients throughout the Cooper County community, our lab delivers the highest quality testing services:
Accredited through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act and must adhere to rigorous regulatory requirements to maintain accreditation
24 hour coverage provided by qualified personnel
Services in chemistry, hematology, immunology, blood banking, coagulation, and other specialized testing.
When you count on Cooper County Memorial Hospital for your lab work, you know that you’ll have what your physician needs for your care so your diagnosis and treatment can be determined quickly.
You may also access your lab results directly from the patient portal. All laboratory records are compatible with electronic medical records and with the Missouri Health Exchange.
If you are dealing with disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves, then look no further than Cooper County Memorial Hospital.
Neurological care is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Raghav Govindarajan
University Of Missouri Hospital & Clinics – Neurology One Hospital Drive Columbia, MO 65212 (660) 882-4190 or (660) 882-2090
Occupational medicine is more than just treating a workplace injury. It focuses on the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and resolution of health conditions caused by the workplace environment. Our occupational medicine staff helps assess the origin of the workplace injury or illness while taking past history, current work conditions, and other external factors into consideration. Our goal is to accurately diagnose and treat the injury or illness to help the employee safely return to work as soon as possible.
Living an active lifestyle is important at any age, but life can bring unexpected limitations to our mobility and our energy. Conditions like arthritis, joint and back pain, or even a sprain or fracture can be severely limiting and also discouraging. The orthopedics team at CCMH is ready to help with accessible, comprehensive care.
Orthopedic care is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Peter Buchert
Columbia Orthopedic Group 401 N Keene Columbia, MO 65212 (660) 882-4190 or (660) 882-2090
Mild or severe, chronic or intermittent, pain is one of the most difficult parts of any disease. Cooper County Memorial Hospital takes an active role in helping our patients manage their pain both short and long term.
Pain management care is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Richard Wolkowitz
Interventional Pain Specialists 305 N Keene Columbia, MO 65212 (573) 442-2299
The best diagnostic imaging equipment in the world can truly make a difference, when it’s in the right hands. At Cooper County Memorial Hospital, an experienced staff and cutting-edge technology combine to deliver the highest-detailed images to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
Although most outpatient studies are performed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., scheduling is flexible. The Radiology staff will strive to meet the needs of its patients by scheduling around work hours and family issues when possible.
Along with the General Radiology procedures, the department offers several specialty exams, including:
Dexa Bone Density Scan
At Cooper County Memorial Hospital, an electronic file system called PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) allows most diagnostic images to be stored digitally. The image is then ready for viewing and diagnosis immediately after it is taken. Image quality is greatly improved and can be manipulated in many ways to give physicians a better look. If requested, the current diagnostic tests will be saved to a small disk for patients to take with them. There is no charge for the PACS disk, but patients should be aware that a home computer must be fairly new to have the capability of viewing these images.
The latest multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) system at Cooper County Memorial can collect and reconstruct images from millions of data points in less than a second. A CT scan has many uses, but is especially helpful for quickly examining people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. The speed and clinical accuracy enables physicians to more clearly see any injuries or disease, thus providing more information than plain x-rays. A CT can be performed if you have an implanted medical device of any kind, and no radiation remains in a patient’s body after a CT examination.
Unlike conventional x-rays, CT scanning provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels. CT provides real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies and needle aspirations of many areas of the body, particularly the lungs, abdomen, pelvis, and bones.
Our CT scanner has been installed next to the ER and offers enhanced diagnostic capabilities. It is able to take 16 pictures at one time while performing with improved functionality. This scanner also reduces radiation exposure for patients by delivering superior quality images with minimal radiation.
Dexa Bone Density Scan
Bone density scans can establish a baseline assessment of bone health and provide a method for future monitoring of bone density changes. In a bone density test, x-rays measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone.
After the doctor's order for the test, it is administered and reviewed by a radiologist. Based on the results, the physician and the patient decide on the most beneficial treatment plan options to slow the condition. It may be as simple as making behavior and lifestyle changes, or it may require necessary medications that have been developed specifically for treating osteoporosis and bone density loss.
Think you may be at risk for osteoporosis and have never been tested? Talk with your physician about making a date with DEXA to examine and monitor your bone health or contact our Medical Imaging Department.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technical way of saying that a powerful magnet is used to take pictures. MRI combines strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and computer technology to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone, and virtually all other internal body structures.
One of the most significant recent advances in MRI is its application in breast imaging. Cooper County Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have the equipment and staff to offer this technology.
What to expect:
MRI equipment makes a lot of noise, almost like someone is operating a jackhammer inside the machine.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Advancements in ultrasound technology include formatting the sound wave data into 3-D images. Cooper County Memorial’s powerful imaging capabilities allow patients to view a fetus and internal organs as if they were being held in their hands. This helps patients better visualize and understand their condition.
Because it can be used in the most delicate conditions without major side effects, ultrasound is a popular diagnostic method for physicians. It allows them to diagnose without invading the body with dyes, radiation, or exploratory surgery.
Although the public may commonly associate ultrasound with observing a fetus during pregnancy, it has a wide range of uses in abdominal, urological, and vascular cases.
Pediatrics to geriatrics, stroke patients to cancer survivors, injured athletes to wounded weekend warriors, all can benefit from therapy services. Cooper County Memorial Hospital offers specialized therapy services performed by highly trained and certified staff. Our therapists will compassionately motivate you and make a positive difference in your recovery and life. Cooper County Memorial Hospital offers rehabilitation therapy services in two setting: Cooper County Memorial Hospital Outpatient Therapy Center located in the lower level of the Rural Health Clinic and Cooper County Memorial Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation located within the hospital.
The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing an individual’s ability, modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity. These adjustments give people the skills needed for living life to the fullest.
Occupational Therapy is provided at Cooper County Memorial Hospital through local and out-of-town referrals for a broad range of conditions, including these common ones:
Pre- and post-surgery for rotator cuff injuries
Wrist and hand injures
Pre- and post-surgery for shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand
Repetitive motion injuries
Arthritis and upper extremity joints
Workers’ comp injuries
Occupational Therapy Services can benefit:
Post-surgical and conservative orthopedic dysfunctions of the upper extremity
Neurological conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis
Athletic and work-related injuries
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Limitations in self-care including toileting, grooming, bathing, dressing, cooking, and working
Specialized Occupational Therapy Services
Adaptive equipment assessment for self-care
Physical Therapy helps people develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function when those abilities have been threatened by aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors. Therapists assess movement potential and help individuals maximize their quality of life through treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation. Physical Therapy is provided at Cooper County Memorial Hospital through local and out-of-town referrals for a broad range of conditions, including these common ones:
Low back pain
Joint replacement recovery
Generalized weakness rehab
Vestibular rehab for vertigo or dizziness
Difficulty or impaired walking and balance
Physical Therapy Services can benefit:
Post-surgical and conservative orthopedic dysfunctions of the neck, back, shoulder, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, and foot
Athletic and work-related injuries
Total joint replacements of the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder
Neurological conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS and other conditions
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Oncology rehabilitation—restoration of function, minimization of physical decline
Inpatient care: Acute, Skilled Nursing Care and Long Term Care
Contact Rehabilitation Services at (660) 882-4195.
The respiratory therapists of Cooper County Memorial Hospital specialize in treating respiratory illnesses and acute breathing problems including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Our program is staffed by registered Respiratory Therapists under the direction of physicians. Respiratory therapy includes prevention, assessment, treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, education, and care.
Our respiratory therapists work with individual patients to develop care plans that are best suited to each patient’s needs whether here at the hospital or in outpatient care. Each patient is carefully monitored during treatment so changes can be made to that care plan in response to the patient’s health status.
Whether you are suffering from arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, or osteoporosis, look no further than Cooper County Memorial Hospital for any of your rheumatology needs. See infusion therapies for more information.
Rheumatology care is offered via a partnership with:
Sometimes recovery from a stroke, accident, or other illness requires extended rehabilitative care. For these cases, Cooper County Memorial Hospital offers a transitional care unit.
Patients staying in the unit have access to services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, advanced therapy programs, short-term rehabilitation, and “rehab-to-home” programs. Our skilled and rehabilitation patients have therapy access six days a week for their rehabilitative care needs.
Skilled Services helps individuals who have recently experienced a hospital stay by allowing them to continue their therapy and/or skilled nursing care in a convenient, well-staffed location.
More than 40% of the population suffers from some type of sleep disorder. Poor sleep patterns over a long period of time can affect you both physically and emotionally. Lack of sleep may eventually contribute to heart problems, diabetes, stress, and other health conditions. The sleep studies program at Cooper County Memorial Hospital is designed to help diagnose these common issues and provide a course of treatment.
Cooper County Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer sleep testing on-site. Sleep studies are performed at night by a trained technician and evaluated soon afterward by a physician. Participation in a sleep study is available by physician referral only. If you believe you are a candidate for a sleep study, talk to your doctor.
Speech Therapy provides comprehensive treatment for people with speech-language and swallowing difficulties. Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, our speech pathologist may provide common treatments including physical strengthening exercises, repetitive practice and drilling, audio-visual aids, and other communication strategies. Speech Therapy services at Cooper County Memorial Hospital are offered for both inpatient as well as for outpatient. If you have questions or concerns about speech services, please feel free to contact the Cooper County Memorial Hospital Outpatient Therapy Center at 660-882-4195.
Speech Therapy offers evaluation and treatment for many complaints including:
Aphasia (inability to speak and comprehend)
Central auditory processing
Dysphagia (inability to swallow safely or comfortably)
CCMH Sports Medicine offers an opportunity for athletes to get back in the game. Physical, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers are on staff to guide you back to peak performance and decrease your risk of another injury.
Cooper County Memorial Hospital provides onsite athletic training to all home Boonville High School sporting events.
Our sports medicine services also include Concussion Testing. Our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of concussions provides athletes with a complete care package. The Sport Concussion Program offers a wide array of resources to treat concussions, including baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing and SCAT 3 testing.
For more information about Athletic Training, contact the Cooper County Memorial Hospital Outpatient Therapy and Sports Medicine Center at 660-882-4195.
Surgical services at Cooper County Memorial Hospital are provided on-site in our surgical suites and cover a wide array of both necessary and optional procedures. Surgical services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, using minimally invasive techniques where appropriate.
Our highly skilled surgical staff is comprised of caring physicians, CRNAs, surgeons, nurses, and technicians who dedicate themselves to your safety and comfort during procedures. General surgeons have expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with diseases and disorders affecting general areas of the body, including but not limited to the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin, and blood vessels.
Cooper County Memorial Hospital is supported by a team of surgeons who cover a wide range of specialties, including:
Minimally invasive surgery
What to expect
Prior to any surgical procedure, you will pre-register with the hospital and then speak with a pre-operative nurse who will explain relevant information to you about your procedure and answer any clinical questions you may have.
You will complete any preliminary tests your doctor orders beforehand, such as an EKG, x-ray, blood test, etc. You will also be asked to do the preparations your doctor has ordered for you. NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT. Any exceptions will be explained to you. We encourage you to drink liquids until bedtime so you are not dehydrated. Cut back on smoking as soon as possible before surgery, and do not smoke after midnight.
On the day of surgery, remember not to wear make-up, nail polish, or jewelry (including body piercings). Do not use gum, mints, or tobacco. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the hospital. Bring supplies to remove contact lenses. Glasses and hearing aids can be worn to the hospital.
If you are already registered, upon arrival at the hospital, you will report to Surgery Waiting. Surgery staff will welcome you to a private room in Ambulatory Surgery, check your vital signs, and prepare you for surgery. Family and friends may stay with you until the time of your surgery.
The CRNA will visit to discuss your anesthetic and answer your questions. Your surgeon will also check on you. Staff will transport you to the Surgery Room.
After surgery is over, you will wake up in the Recovery Room. For approximately one hour, nurses will check your vital signs, dressing, and help you to be comfortable. They will ask you to breathe deeply and you may wear an oxygen mask. While you are in Recovery, your surgeon will speak with your family in a private consultation room in the waiting area.
If your surgery is outpatient, you will be dismissed with appropriate discharge instructions when the doctor feels it is safe to do so. If you are an inpatient, you will be taken to your assigned hospital room and assisted to your bed. Rest is important after your surgery. Remember, pain and nausea medication will be available to you. The hospital staff will assist you to resume activity as soon as you are able. Your diet will be regulated by your doctor.
Finally, you will receive postoperative discharge instructions to promote a safe and effective recovery.
The pre-operative nurse can also answer any questions you may have about your rights as a patient under Missouri law regarding decisions you make about your health care.
CCMH has a community wellness center that is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and staff to provide a safe environment for your fitness needs. It is located to the rear of the Rural Health clinic and shares the space with the Outpatient Therapy Center.
Hours of Operation: Monday -Thursday 7:30 am to 5 pm Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm
Education and assistance with setting up a proper fitness program from an educated staff member is free of charge and available upon advanced request.
Blood Pressure Monitors
Cooper County Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive gynecological services for women of all ages. Our personalized approach to care focuses on preventive women’s health education and management.
The physicians of CCMH offer services ranging from routine visits to minimally-invasive surgical services. Our physicians will support you and the health care choices that you make for yourself.
Our women's health physical therapists are highly specialized in pelvic floor rehabilitation and are devoted to promoting healthier lifestyles for women by providing one-to-one care and customized treatment programs.
Services provided by the CCMH include:
Gynecological surgeries, including laparoscopies, hysteroscopies, and hysterectomies
Annual gynecological exams
Chronic/Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Post-Partum Discomfort and Reconditioning
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Coccyx Disorders / Tailbone Pain
Perimenopausal and Menopausal Concerns
Gynecology care is offered via a partnership with:
Dr. Michael Jones
Mexico Women’s Health Specialists 626 E Summit St Mexico, MO 65265 (573) 581-7040