St. Mary's Medical Center

St. Mary's Medical Center has been providing high-quality compassionate care to the residents of Blue Springs and Eastern Jackson County for more than 30 years. St. Mary's is very active in the community, offering patients the best of both worlds--a warm, caring environment, close to home, providing the wide range of services and expertise typically found in much larger facilities.

Services at St. Mary's include the St. Mary's Heart Center, 24-hour Emergency Department, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Certified Stroke Center, Breast Center, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation Center, Outpatient Therapy, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pain Center and the only Inpatient Rehabilitation Center between Blue Springs and Columbia, Mo. 

What's New

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
·         Pneumonia
·         Surgical Care
·         Stroke 
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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
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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.


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Vital Heart
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

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Voice of the Patient

  • “I enjoyed both the classes and the exercise. I seemed to get better with the exercise program the longer I attended, which, of course, is the whole point!”
  • “I admired the professionalism of the staff. They were all very cheerful and kept the classes lively and enjoyable. They all are a credit to the hospital.”
  • “Everyone who knows me and my exercise regimen, including my doctors, did not think I would find value in Cardiac Rehab, but I did and it was thanks to the staff.”
  • “The bond that develops between the class participants was an unexpected bonus!”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was the quality care provided by the five nurses. While running on the treadmill, I watched them work with and encourage each of the other patients. You have a great staff!”
  • “The entire program was excellent. The classes were great and the nursing staff was very knowledgeable.”
  • “This program is excellent; it was vital to my full recovery and restored health.”
  • “The program was outstanding. All of it was well planned and the staff was very professional; I appreciated their pleasant smiles and friendly voices.”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was clearly the nursing staff. They took time to clearly define and answer all questions and their working knowledge of anatomy was communicated in terms that all could understand. I especially benefited from the in-depth reviews concerning how the heart worked and how procedures and/or drugs could work to correct issues.”
  • “Thank you for your support and for guiding me through this difficult time. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done. Your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated.”
  • “I was overwhelmed with your kindness and caring.”
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  • “I could not have done this without you.”
  • “You all are my angels.”
  • “Thank you for your support in a time when I was freaking out.”
  • “The Breast Center put the care in health care.”
  • “I really did not have any comment about how it could have been better. I have been to (patient named 3 other area hospitals) and have had surgery at all three of those facilities. None of them even compare to St. Joseph. I’ve had very good experiences there. Your staff is very welcoming and if I have to have another procedure done. I plan on going to St. Joseph.”
  • “I think that the nurses did an excellent job in taking care of me – they were always there. They did just an excellent job-that’s what I really have to say. And the doctor too did an excellent job taking care of me. I found I got excellent care at St. Joe. I had a very good experience there and I highly recommend it. I had no problem whatsoever.”