St. Mary's Heart Center Recognized for Heart Failure Treatment
The Heart Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned the Get with the Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for the treatment of patients with heart failure.
St. Mary's Heart Center Earns Recognition for Cardiac Care
St. Mary’s Heart Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s Get with the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. St. Mary’s is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. Read more.
St. Mary's Laboratory and Pulmonary Department Earns Accreditation
Congratulations to the St. Mary’s Laboratory and the Pulmonary Department. Both were recently inspected by the College of American Pathologists recently and have earned accreditation. The lab had a perfect inspection—that’s ZERO deficiencies on more than 3,000 standards. The Pulmonary department had just one in the 3,000 standards. Read more.
St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Women's Choice Award for Breast Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Read more.
St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Women's Choice Award for Orthopedics
St. Mary’s Medical Center has been named a recipient of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospital’s for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Read more. Read more.
Center for Wound Care Recognized for Excellence
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center named a Center of Distinction by Healogics, a national wound care management company. To be named a Center of Distinction, The Center for Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. Read more.
St. Mary's Designated Level II Stroke Center
St. Mary's Medical Center has earned Stroke Center Level II designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Hospital Standards. The Time Critical Diagnosis System was created to improve health outcomes in Missouri and stroke patients will be transported by EMS to the appropriate level stroke center.(Read the News Release.)
Deb Ohnoutka Named Chief Executive Officer
Deb Ohnoutka has been named Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center. Ohnoutka most recently had been the Vice President of Nursing for Carondelet Health and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers. (Read the News Release.)
Prime Healthcare Completes Acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical Center
Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO, as well as other assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health. St. Joseph and St. Mary’s medical centers are acute-care hospitals with 456 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined. Read more.
St. Mary's Recognized as "Top Performer" by the Joint Commission
St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
St. Mary’s was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for:
· Heart attack
· Surgical Care
St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Award for Stroke Care
St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This award recognizes St. Mary’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines
St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Accreditation
St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned received full accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. St. Mary’s undertook a rigorous evaluation and refinement of heart care processes in order to integrate the industry’s best practices into its cardiac care services. Read more.
St. Mary’s Medical Center Honored For Cardiac Care Excellence
St. Mary's stands as one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to be honored for their commitment to implement higher standards of care for heart attack patients, saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients in our community. Read more.
Adult Vaccinations - Are You Covered?
Today, less than half of adults over the age of 20 are considered adequately protected by vaccinations. Bryan Hughes, MD, explains the vaccines and boosters that adults need to be aware of. Read more
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St. Mary's Earns Advanced Certification for Stroke Care
St. Mary's is an Energy Star
St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification.St. Mary’s is the only hospital in the Kansas City metro area earning the certification. Read more.
An estimated 50-70 million Americans have some
sleep or wakefullness disorders.
Watch our Sleep Center video to find out why you may be losing sleep and what you can do about it..
- Your health depends on it.
More people die from sudden cardiac arrest every year than those that die in car accidents, house fires, AIDs, firearms, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer combined.
The AHA indicates the numbers to be as high as 350,000. Added to this 1.2 million people suffer heart attacks and 700,000 people have strokes. The numbers are staggering and certainly indicate that this could happen to you or someone you love. Learn more