UPDATED Governor Parson’s Schedule for December 3-8

Governor Parson to Host Eight Events Focusing on Missouri’s Healthcare Needs

During the first week of December, Governor Parson and Cabinet Officials from DHSS, DSS, DMH, MVC, DED, and MO Health Net will travel the state discussing and addressing Missouri’s Healthcare needs. In order to better understand and find innovative solutions to some of our most serious healthcare challenges, Governor Parson will focus on the following issues:  Rural Healthcare, Combating the Opioid Crisis, Behavioral Health-Telehealth, Maternal and Infant Care in Urban Missouri, Caring for our Veterans, and will also announce a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force.


Monday, December 3

9:15 AM                      Speaker at the Missouri Annual Farm Bureau
Tan-Tar-A Resort
                                    494 Tan Tara Dr., Osage Beach, MO 65065
                                    Media:  Open 


Tuesday, December 4

 9:00 AM-10:40 AM    Rural Healthcare Summit
                                    Citizens Memorial Hospital, Community Rooms 1 and 2
                                    1500 North Oakland Ave., Bolivar, MO 65613
                                    Governor to deliver opening remarks at 9:05am
                                    Media:  Open


11:00 AM-12:20 PM  Proclamation Ceremony for Willard Schools (Blue Ribbon School)
                                  2625 N. Farm Rd. 101, Springfield, MO 65802
                                  Media:  Open


2:30 PM-4:00 PM       Tour & Briefing - Greene County Regional Police & Fire Training Center
                                   Joined by the State Fire Marshall Tim Bean and DPS Director Sandy Karsten
                                   2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65802
                                   Media:  Open


4:15 PM-5:15 PM       Greene County Mayor’s Roundtable
                                    3425 E. Sawyer Rd., Brookline, MO 65619
                                    Media:  Open

Wednesday, December 5

 9:30 AM                     Caring for our Veterans
                                    St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home
                                    10600 Lewis & Clark, St. Louis, MO 63136
                                    Ribbon cutting to highlight newly completed renovations
                                    Media:  Open


11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Combating the Opioid Crisis
                                  City of St. Louis Department of Health, 1st Floor Conf. Room
                                  1520 Market Str., St. Louis, MO 63103
                                  Briefing: Closed
                                  Joint Press Conference: Open – est. time 11:55am (more details to

                                  Immediately following briefing, Governor Parson & St. Louis Mayor Lyda
                                  Krewson will discuss the importance of state and local partnerships in
                                  tackling the challenges in curbing the opioid crisis.


1:00 PM-2:00 PM       Tackling Rising Healthcare Costs for Small Businesses
                                    Details TBA


Thursday, December 6

8:45 AM-9:45 AM      Behavioral Health-Telehealth Expansion
                                   Family Guidance Center for Behavioral Healthcare
                                   724 North 22nd Str., St. Joseph, MO 64506
                                   Media:  Open


1:30 PM-2:30 PM       Maternal and Infant Care in Urban Missouri
                                    Truman Medical Centers
                                    2301 Holmes Str., Kansas City, MO 64180
                                    Media:  Tour and Briefing Closed
                                    Joint Press Conference: Open – est. time 2:20pm (more details to

                                    Immediately following briefing, Governor Parson & Kansas City Mayor
                                    Sly James will discuss challenges facing maternal and infant healthcare
                                    in urban Missouri.


3:45 PM-4:45 PM       Caring for our Veterans
                                    Warrensburg Missouri Veterans Home
                                    1300 Veterans Rd., Warrensburg, MO 64093
                                    Media:  Open
                                    Governor Parson will honor a 100-year old Missouri Pearl Harbor


Friday, December 7-Pearl Harbor Day


1:00 PM-2:00 PM       Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Task Force
                                    Governor’s Office
                                    State Capitol, room 216, Jefferson City, MO 65102
                                    Briefing: Closed
                                    Joint Press Conference: Open – 1:45 p.m. 
                                    Immediately following briefing, Governor Parson will be joined by
                                    Attorney General Appointee Eric Schmitt and Cabinet Officials to detail
                                    the efforts of the task force.


2:45 PM                      Opening Remarks at the “Forum Re: Justice Reinvestment

                                    State Technical College of Missouri
                                    One Technology Dr., Linn, MO 65051
                                    Media:  Open 


Saturday, December 8


5:30 PM                      Keynote Speaker at the 2018 National Guard Birthday Ball
                                    Tan-Tar-A Resort
                                    494 Tan Tara Dr., Osage Beach, MO 65065
                                    Media:  Open