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and swallowing disorders; and general otolaryngology services for disorders that affect the ear, nose and throat, such as sinus, snoring and sleeping problems, nasal surgery and throat care. St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City and Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo., have acquired new names to reflect their membership in SSM Health. On Oct. 14, both hospitals unveiled new signage for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain.In another move last month, SSM Health Care acquired the Audrain County Health Department’s Home Health and Hospice Division. Home care and hospice employees now offer services through SSM Health at Home – Audrain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $831,000 to the University of Missouri through two Conservation Innovation Grants to help develop and demonstrate innovative approaches to improve soil health, air and water quality, conserve energy and enhance wildlife habitat in balance with productive agricultural systems. One grant will provide $367,913 to focus on a waste heat-recovery system in poultry barns that could produce energy savings for poultry farmers. The other grant, for $463,167, will focus on building soil health through cover crop practices while enhancing pollinator and wildlife habitat. The grants to MU are among $15.7 million awarded to 47 entities nationwide; USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service administers the program. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged $10 million to the University of Missouri School of Journalism to enhance faculty salaries. The gift, along with matching funds from other private donors, will create the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Faculty Excellence Fund to support 50 faculty fellowships for associate and full professors at the journalism school. MU will receive the funds in 2021 when the foundation distributes the remainder of its assets; the gift is the final philanthropic action of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, which is set to cease operations at the end of 2017. Share news about your business with the readers of Inside Columbia. Contact the business editor at kathy@insidecolumbia.net or fax your press releases to 573-442-1431. NOVEMBER 2014 INSIDE COLUMBIA

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