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St. Mary's Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
Jul 12, 2018

American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality heart failure care St. Mary’s Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Heart ...

St. Mary's Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Jul 12, 2018

American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care St. Mary’s Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The ...

After a Stroke
May 21, 2018

As a part of Stroke Month, last week I wanted to touch on the signs and symptoms of strokes, and why it is so important that to call 9-1-1 immediately if a stroke is suspected. This week I want to raise the topic of stroke recovery. If you've ...

St. Joseph and St. Mary's Medical Centers Receive Level 2 STEMI Designation from Missouri Health and Senior Services
May 18, 2018

This week the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Centers. St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers were two of only 23 Missouri hospitals to make the list. STEMI is a common name ...

Prime Healthcare Names CEO for Kansas City Region
May 14, 2018

Prime Healthcare has named Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer for the Kansas City Region which includes Providence Medical Center, Kansas City KS; Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth, KS; St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO; and ...

St. Mary’s Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Apr 24, 2018

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. St. Mary’s Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an ...

Spring Allergy Update
Apr 17, 2018

The arrival of spring brings sunnier days, bursts of flowers, and for some, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing. If you suffer from spring allergies, you may want to get ready. While it’s always difficult to predict, some experts are calling ...

Allergies or a Cold - What's the Difference?
Mar 27, 2018

While spring seems to be taunting us, it is finally beginning to warm up. However, many of us are still suffering from winter colds. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says millions of cases are reported yearly. On average, adults have two to ...

Breathe Easier with Pulmonary Rehab
Mar 13, 2018

During the recent ribbon cutting ceremony at Oak Grove Medical Clinic, I was approached by a member of our community with some questions about pulmonary rehabilitation (pulmonary rehab). She was on the last phase of the program and curious as to why ...

Heros in Healthcare - Dianna Ethington
Feb 26, 2018

Dianna Ethington says she always loved being around people, and the challenge of cleaning was something that appealed to her. And for years, that provided a measure of reward in roles as a housekeeper at the Lake City industrial park, a custodian for ...

Elementary Students Get a Lesson in Heart Health at St. Mary's Medical Center
Feb 3, 2018

Blue Springs Mo. -- It’s never too early to learn about healthy hearts. Kansas City Cardiology and St. Mary’s Medical Center are again hosting children’s education program, “Your Healthy Heart”. The week-long program ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Welcomes Nurse Practitioner, Leopoldine Blaise, Specializing in Diabetes
Jan 23, 2018

Nurse Practitioner, Leopoldine Blaise joined the Blue Springs Internal Medicine in mid-December of 2017. She brings a wealth of knowledge in emergency medicine, inpatient critical care, and ambulatory primary care. She specializes in diabetic ...

Winter’s Challenges for Diabetics
Jan 2, 2018

It is confirmed. Winter has come and it is a cold one. While you may have vowed to lead a healthier lifestyle this year negative temperatures aren’t encouraging any of us to get out and exercise. Even during more mild winters, our activity ...

The Joint Commission has recognized Prime Healthcare hospitals as 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Contributors
Dec 1, 2017

Prime Hospitals recognized for quality improvement in health care (Ontario, CA – November 16, 2017) –The Joint Commission has recognized Prime Healthcare as a Pioneer in Quality contributor. Prime hospitals have implemented new technology ...

When it's time for Knee Surgery
Nov 21, 2017

We run on them. We pray on them. We twist, bend, and bump them. We crawl on them and jump with them and abuse them over and over. And, yet, they faithfully take it all. Until the day they don’t. Our knees are amazing machines. But, over time, ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Ranks Among the Best with an "A" for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Oct 31, 2017

(Blue Springs, MO, October 31, 2017) – St. Mary’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s safest hospitals this week by The Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit that evaluates hospitals on their quality and safety measures. St. ...

Prime Healthcare Hospitals Recognized Nationally by Healthgrades - Hospitals receive nearly 200 awards for various specialties
Oct 18, 2017

(Ontario, CA - October 18, 2017) – Prime Healthcare’s community hospitals across the United States have once again received top awards and accolades for clinical excellence in various procedures and conditions by Healthgrades, the leading ...

Rehab to your full potential
Sep 19, 2017

We all have that one story. That sudden accident or emergent phone call that still gives you the chills when you think about it. Many of us even know the struggle of recovering physically from one of those misfortunes. If you are one of those people, ...

Keep your food and heart safe this month
Sep 11, 2017

This month is both Food Safety and Cholesterol Education Month and so with all the new routines, habits and choices for families during the back-to-school rush, I thought I’d save time and hit both topics at once. First, I will review some ...

Treating to beat heart attacks and strokes
Sep 4, 2017

Having some leg discomfort or cramps after walking and exercising can be a common problem for folks as they age, but it can also be a sign of something that may be far more serious than getting on in years. Peripheral artery disease is a common ...

School and sleep: what you need to know
Aug 28, 2017

Getting your kids back to school is always a challenge. When you’ve finally collected all the supplies, gear, clothes, and immunizations, I hope you’ll consider one more aspect of preparing your students for success in the ...

Aging with asthma - it's not uncommon
Aug 21, 2017

While most people who suffer from asthma experience symptoms early in life, the disease develops at any age. It’s not uncommon for adults in their 70s or 80s to develop asthma symptoms, which can become a serious health problem. According to a ...

How to decide when to go to the E.R.
Aug 15, 2017

It’s a subject many people don’t think much about before an injury or illness hits. When should I go to the ER? Having some knowledge of what Emergency Departments and Urgent Clinics can do for you can save you time and in some cases, a ...

It Isn't Easy, but it's a Good Time to Quit Smoking
Aug 7, 2017

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a comprehensive plan to begin regulating the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The intent is to bring nicotine down to “non-addictive” levels. While there is not a consensus on ...

Summertime and Your Heart
Aug 1, 2017

Like the old Gershwin tune goes, "Summertime and the livin' is easy", we celebrate the freedom from the confinement and constraints of colder months with new exercise routines, travel and of course, family and friends. But for many of ...

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