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      Hannibal Regional Hospital 'growing' thanks to grant

      Hannibal Regional Hospital receives $50,000 in grant money from Missouri Hospital Association.

      The Hannibal Regional Hospital is bettering its employees thanks to a grant.

      The hospital was awarded a $50,000 "Grow Your Own" grant from the Missouri Hospital Association.

      The grant is expected to help increase recruitment, retention, and continued education of nurses.

      This program will offer opportunities for our Nursing staff to achieve additional development and will strengthen the relationship Hannibal Regional Healthcare System has with area colleges and universities, aid Susan Wathen, Vice-President Human Resources, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.

      Applications for the Grow Your Own Hospital Grant Program were submitted in July.

      The applications were reviewed and selected by an independent committee composed of representatives from health care, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations with experience in health care grant development and funding processes.