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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 ...

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 ...

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