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Graphitti – For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2019
Nikki Leach

Graphitti Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
[MEXICO, MO]—July 2, 2019—GRAPHITTI, a business specializing in screen printing and embroidery is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“Graphitti has always been female owned,” stated Nikki Leach, “We now have the certification that will open doors to expand revenue opportunities when working with corporations and government institutes.”

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

To learn more about Graphitti, please visit
About Graphitti: Graphitti opened its doors in 1992, with a single 4-head printer and a spot dryer. Now, Nikki operates out of her 4,000 square foot cornerstone location just off the square in Mexico, Missouri with her service offering including not only screen printing; but embroidery, vinyl and digital graphic transfers, trophies, plaques and offset printing offerings.

About WBENC: Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain offering new services with Memory Care Home Solutions

Mexico, MO (July 24, 2019) – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain, SSM Health Medical Group, and Saint Louis University Geriatric Education Center entered into a cooperative agreement with Memory Care Home Solutions to enhance services to families caring for loved ones with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

 Memory Care Home Solutions (MCHS), a St. Louis based non-profit, provides free services and support to caregivers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia in order to extend and improve quality time at home. The company has served more than 100,000 people since its inception in 2002.

 Funded by a grant through the Missouri Foundation for Health, the agreement initially focused on the Audrain county area and has since grown to serve families in much of the Mid-Missouri region.

 The grant has allowed SSM Health to provide referrals to the MCHS free Family Caregiver Training program for caregivers who may benefit from further education and training.

 Research has shown that after just three months of working with MCHS, people living with dementia experience 61 percent fewer trips to the emergency room, 69 percent fewer calls to 911 and 67 percent fewer hospitalizations. After working with MCHS, more than 90 percent of caregivers report reduced stress and increased confidence in their role.

 “The relationship between MCHS and SSM Health has greatly benefited families in our area,” said Jan Hanneke, program services coordinator at MCHS. “We are excited to share these services throughout Mid-Missouri.”

 If you are a caregiver or know someone who is caring for a person with memory changes, please contact 314-645-6247.

 About SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

 SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain opened in 1918 as Audrain Medical Center and became of a part of the SSM Health system in 2013. Today, the 77-bed community hospital offers a range of services including emergency care, cardiology services, medical imaging, a senior care unit, surgical services and a nationally-recognized cancer screening program. The hospital has recently earned two prestigious accolades for quality and safety including a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission and a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award. For more information, visit us at or find us on Facebook.

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