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2018 Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree

Dr. Jackson Receives 2018 Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree Award

St. Louis, Missouri – Dr. Robert Jackson, DO, a Rheumatologist from Kirksville, Missouri received the prestigious 2018 Medical Honoree Award from the Arthritis Foundation of Missouri. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis with more than 500 business leaders and elite members of the Missouri Arthritis community in attendance.

This coveted award is presented annually to a member of the medical community who has dedicated his or her career to improving patient outcomes and reducing the suffering of those afflicted with arthritis.

Dr. Jackson is also the President and Founder of Premier Specialty Network (PSN). His organization provides medical specialists to rural community and critical access hospitals where specialty care might not otherwise be available.

PSN offers outreach specialists to hospitals in numerous states including Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kentucky.

Providing a need

Due to the shortage of Rheumatologists in rural areas, Dr. Jackson also trains Nurse Practitioners in Rheumatology and makes them available to numerous area hospitals through PSN.

APRNs Shayla Sanders, Shawnee Kellison, Ashley Harmon, and Elizabeth Allen all provide Rheumatology specialty services in collaboration with Dr. Jackson and PSN network providers.

Area hospitals where PSN trained Nurse Practitioners see patients include: Samaritan Hospital in Macon, MO; Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, MO; Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, IA; Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield, IA; Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, IA; Monroe County Hospital in Albia, IA; and Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, IA.

Future additional sites in Iowa include Pella Regional Medical Center (Pella and Ottumwa), Mahaska Health Partners and Keokuk County Health Center.

Serving in Missouri

Dr. Jackson currently sees patients in Hannibal, Macon, Milan and Memphis, Missouri as well as Bloomfield, Fairfield, Ottumwa, and Pella, Iowa.

Dr. Jackson previously served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chairman and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at A.T. Still University, formerly known as the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

WKTO TV recently visited Dr. Jackson on site in Macon to conduct an interview about his award.

38th Annual Silver Ball

2018 Silver Ball – St. Louis, MO

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The 38th Annual Silver Ball Gala raises money for research to help fight the debilitating disease of Arthritis for both adults and children. Join us for a night of dinner, dancing and auctions to champion the cure for Arthritis.

Featured Medical Honoree

Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., has served as the Associate Dean of Campus Academic Affairs, and as Chairman and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine as well as the sub-specialty of Rheumatology. Dr. Jackson has also completed a four year tour of duty with the National Health Corps in rural Southern Missouri.

Dr. Jackson is currently president of Premier Specialty Network (PSN) and is a full time PSN Rheumatologist, practicing at nine different hospitals in the states of Missouri and Iowa.

Founded by Dr. Jackson in 1999, PSN has proudly provided quality healthcare to rural communities throughout the United States by establishing satellite clinics staffed by top level doctors.

PSN originally evolved out of the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network (NMRHN). While directing NMRHN, Dr. Jackson became acutely aware of the need to improve access to rural healthcare.

With his guidance and leadership, NMRHN helped develop 5 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in northeast Missouri (Unionville, Milan, Macon, Memphis and Brookfield). Subsequently, Dr. Jackson developed a unique model of outreach specialty medical service for Rheumatology to serve the same hospitals.

PSN has since expanded this model over the course of the years and now provides a variety of medical and surgical services to communities across the United States.

Please note: The value of each package is Single Admission ($125), Couple Admission ($250), Young Professional Admission ($125), Table Admission ($1250), Presenting Sponsor ($2500), Cocktail Reception Patron ($1250), Platinum Patron ($1250), Auction Patron ($500), Sterling Patron (1250), and Silver Patron ($250). The amount of the package in excess of the value is tax deductible. Donations are 100% tax deductible.