Promoted, hired, recognized

Jeff Davis, CEO of Community Health Center of Central Missouri, announced the purchase of a new facility in Jefferson City. The new 27,000-square-feet clinic at 1511 Christy Dr. will increase the capacity of CHCCMO to provide access to quality health care for Mid-Missouri families. CHCCMO will also continue to partner with Pathways Community Health and the Capital Region Medical Center’s residency program in the new space. The new building is a historic 40-year-old building that has been vacant in recent years.




Elaine Hobein has joined the Capital Region Medical Center team. Hobein received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Missouri–St. Louis and her Master of Business Administration in health management from William Woods University and her Master of Nursing from Maryville University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Nursing Case Management.




Dr. Michael Roach has joined Capital Region Physicians. Roach specializes in family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment with a strong interest in sports medicine. Dr. Roach received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where he also completed his osteopathic manipulative medicine fellowship. He completed his residency at the Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma.





Michelle Bird, medical staff services specialist, has earned the designation of certified provider credentialing specialist through the National Association of Medical Staff Services at Capital Region Medical Center. The CPCS designation identifies medical services professionals who have met an established standard of knowledge and understanding in the field of health care credentialing, governance, law, accreditation, and regulatory compliance.


Rachel Hays has been promoted to digital media director at Communique Inc., a public relations firm headquartered in Jefferson City. Hays will focus on managing client social media platforms for a number of Communique’s clients. Her work will include strategic planning, content creation, tracking, and social media training. Hays received a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Lincoln University with areas of interest in marketing, journalism, and education.




Sandy Mackall has been hired as an account strategist at Communique Inc. Mackall will focus on project management and new business development. Her work will include research, strategic planning, and program feasibility and implementation. Mackall received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with areas of interest in communication and public relations. She was a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators.




Blanche EstepBlanche Estep has joined the Communiqué staff as an administrative assistant. Estep became administrative assistant in December after having previously worked at Cliff Manor Inn, another business owned and operated by Communiqué. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Columbia College, and she formerly worked as a legal assistant for a mid-Missouri attorney.


Bandana’s Bar-B-Q
of Jefferson City celebrated 10 years of serving Jefferson City with their award-winning southern style barbecue. The staff and owners of Bandana’s would like to thank the wonderful residents of Jefferson City and the surrounding areas for their continued support and patronage.







Lindsey Benson
joined Williams-Keepers as a project coordinator and receptionist. She has six years of experience as an office representative in the insurance industry. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Central Missouri and is a native of Sedalia. Also, Madison Buecker joined Williams-Keepers as a tax associate. She recently graduated from MU with a Master of Accountancy degree.

Jayne Dunkmann and Ryan Freeman have been selected as United Way of Central Missouri’s 2017 campaign co-chairs. United Way of Central Missouri campaign co-chairs are volunteers who are chosen to lead United Way’s annual campaign based on their ongoing commitment to both the United Way and their community. As co-chairs, Jayne and Ryan will lead United Way’s campaign leadership team.   

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Jefferson City is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency and Credentialing Institute. The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities that have at least 50 percent of their OR nursing staff CNOR certified and provide programs that reward and recognize their certified nurses.

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation has awarded 14 scholarships to individuals who are pursuing nursing degrees and other education and training to further their technical, medical, or professional abilities in health care. The foundation has awarded more than $130,000 in scholarships since the inception of the scholarship fund.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Jefferson City is the only hospital in the state to receive two patient-focused awards from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The hospital earned both the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients were determined by evaluating the occurrence of observed incidents and expected performance for 13 patient safety indicators as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Laura Kaiser has been named by the SSM Health Board of Directors as the health system’s new president and chief executive officer. Kaiser will begin with SSM Health on May 1 and replace William P. Thompson, who will retire at the end of April. Kaiser earned a Bachelor of Science in health services management from MU as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from Saint Louis University. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.




Brenda White, Central Bank Insurance Agency manager, announced the agency’s move to the ReMax Building at 2316 St. Mary’s Blvd., which will now house the full-service agency. It will be located on the lower level, in Suite 130. To celebrate the move, Central Bank Insurance Agency and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting event on May 12 at 10 a.m. at Central Bank Insurance Agency’s new location. 




Brad Shimmens has been hired by the National Biodiesel Board as the director of operations and membership. Brad comes to NBB from Central Bank and has eight years of experience working in the banking industry. Brad attended MU and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in finance and banking. He completed his MBA at William Woods University.