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St. Mary's Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 15, 2019

St. Mary’s Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group ’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from ...

Your Genes and Breast Cancer
May 7, 2019

Did you know that one in eight women born in the U.S. today will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives? As scary as that number may sound, most women survive breast cancer, especially when detected early. Plus, women who are aware of ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Four-Stars
Apr 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updated data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to provide patients, families and all stakeholders with the information needed to compare the performance of ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Introduces New Chief Executive Officer, Drew Grossman
Apr 18, 2019

St. Mary’s Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Grossman as Chief Executive Officer. Drew fills the position that was left vacant by the previous Chief Executive Officer, Deb Ohnoutka, last June. Steve Wilkinson, who ...

Heart Disease: What's the News?
Apr 9, 2019

Looking through the news always results in something novel about cardiovascular disease. Researchers continue to discover new aspects about the conditions behind and associated with heart disease and stroke (the number one and number five killers of ...

What is Heart Month?
Feb 19, 2019

Since 1963, our government, science and medical leaders have marked this time of year to urge Americans to join the battle against a disease that takes one of every four lives of men and women in this country. Despite leading all causes of death and ...

Your Heart Knows You're Stressed
Feb 12, 2019

During American Heart Month, we've been highlighting aspects of cardiovascular (heart) disease to help you understand your own heart health and what you can do to be as kind to that precious organ as you can possibly be. And, while you may tend ...

A Different Approach to Natural Family Planning
Feb 12, 2019

Prior to our marriage, my veterinarian fiancé and I discussed at length the future of our family. As practicing Catholics, and professionals with scientific backgrounds, we looked hard at ways of family planning that squared both with our ...

Winter's Challenges for Diabetics
Jan 15, 2019

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 ...

Cervical Health isn't Just a Woman's Issue
Jan 14, 2019

Did you know that 13,000 women are diagnosed yearly with a preventable and treatable cancer, and one-third of them will die as a result? Cervical cancer is highly preventable in the United States and because of that we can’t help but want to ...

7 Tips for Successful New Year's Resolutions in 2019
Jan 1, 2019

Less than half of us actually make resolutions for the New Year and it's a rare individual that actually keeps that resolution throughout the year. So, why do we persist? Mostly, it's cultural. Self-improvement has always been a societal ...

The Wound in Winter
Dec 25, 2018

Let's face it. Just about everything is more difficult in the cold and this winter season looks to be as cold as it gets. Cold weather is particularly hard on your skin and the healing of cuts and abrasions that occur this time of year. Your skin ...

Three Times in a Row, St. Mary's Medical Center Receives 'A' for Patient Safety Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Nov 8, 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 ...

St. Joseph and St. Mary's Medical Centers First in Midwest to Receive Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation
Aug 22, 2018

St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical Centers take senior emergency care to the next level in Kansas City and Blue Springs by announcing today that they are now accredited as Geriatric Emergency Departments by the American College of ...

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 ...

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