There will be a celebration marking the renaming of the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center at the Sikeston regional campus on Nov. 6.
WHAT: A celebration marking the renaming of the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center to Southeast Missouri State University-SikestonWHEN: Noon, Nov. 6WHERE: Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston2401 N. Main StreetSikeston, Mo.WHO:
- Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University
- Judy Buck, director of Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston
BACKGROUND: As a part of the celebration, Southeast Missouri State University’s new mobile health unit, Southeast Health On Wheels, known as the S.H.O.W. Mobile, will be on display and available for tours. The S.H.O.W. Mobile is a 38-foot mobile health center outfitted with medical equipment thanks to a federally directed earmark supported by the Missouri Congressional delegation. The unit is traveling in the four Bootheel counties of Pemiscot, Dunklin, Mississippi and New Madrid. Staffed by a family nurse practitioner, registered professional nurse driver and local volunteer healthcare professionals, this mobile health unit is educating residents on health promotion and disease prevention and is providing health and dental services, including care for acute and chronic illnesses to those who have little or no access to services.