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Saving lives with your bare hands
Feb 21, 2017

If you've ever witnessed someone in your circle of family and friends who experienced cardiac arrest in your presence, you know it can be a frightening experience. It's particularly terrifying because the outcome is usually not good. ...

Next level in lowering cholesterol?
Feb 14, 2017

We've known about cholesterol since 1769, when a French chemist first identified the substance in gall stones. While it makes up about 30 percent of your cell membranes and is essential to your organs functioning properly, it is also a risk ...

Gentlemen...; your attention, please
Feb 7, 2017

Attention Gentlemen: Being male can be hazardous to your health. Yes, you read this correctly and I would like to advise you as to what the issues are -- and what you could be doing to reduce your risks. Men die at higher rates than women from the ...

Quit smoking and live longer
Jan 31, 2017

The American Lung Association recently released the State of Tobacco Control report and Missouri received F's in four of five criteria and the fifth was a D. The good news is that tobacco use overall has decreased; nationally, the U.S. has ...

Winter weather walking - what if you fall?
Jan 24, 2017

I think we were all relieved when the recent ice storm was not as severe as predicted. I still found myself slipping a bit up my driveway which got me thinking about some of my patients and how one fall can be crippling. I think reviewing safety ...

St. Mary's Medical Center named business of the year
Jan 21, 2017

Deb Ohnoutka said having to give a few remarks was unexpected. But she took to the microphone and walked through one of the key turning points in the recent history of Blue Springs. Less than five years ago, St. Mary's Medical Center was up for ...

Health benefits of donating blood
Jan 16, 2017

It's time to roll your sleeves and save a life - including yours. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. While the average blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints, donors usually ...

Cervical health affects men, too
Jan 10, 2017

When I read that almost 13,000 women are diagnosed yearly with a preventable and treatable cancer, and one-third of them will die as a result, I can't help but want to support raising awareness of it. So, since it is Cervical Health month, I ...

Tips for successful New Year's resolutions
Dec 27, 2016

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 ...

Positively Pink Party
Aug 2, 2016

The Breast Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center is hosting a FREE Positively Pink Party to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thursday, October 6 5:30 - 8 p.m. Education Center St. Mary’s Medical Center Enjoy pink-themed food, pink ...

Dr. Reddy in Conversation with The Advisory Board's Managing Director, Eric Larsen
Jul 18, 2016

We are pleased to share this Q & A featuring Dr. Reddy and Prime Healthcare and the Managing Director of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is a prestigious healthcare advisory organization located on three continents, and their Daily ...

St. Mary's Recognized for Stroke Care
May 25, 2016

St. Mary’s Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the ...

St. Mary's Emergency Care Gives Seniors Extra Attention
Apr 29, 2016

St. Mary’s Medical Center believes seniors deserve a bit of special attention. St. Mary’s Emergency Services has developed a program called Senior Comforts—Emergency Care. More than 10,000 "baby boomers" turn 65 every ...

St. Mary's Surgical Center Offers Outpatient Joint Replacement
Apr 15, 2016

Outpatient Joint Replacement It seems hard to believe, but imagine having joint replacement surgery in the morning and going home the same day. Imagine no more—outpatient joint replacement is now possible for some patients at St. Mary’s ...

Dr. Prem Reddy Once Again Recognized Among the Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in the Nation
Apr 6, 2016

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2016) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and ...

St. Mary's Heart Center Earns Recognition for Cardiac Care
Dec 16, 2015

St. Mary’s Medical 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. The award ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Accreditation in Laboratory and Pulmonary
Nov 18, 2015

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 ...

Center for Wound Care Recognized for Excellence
Oct 29, 2015

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 ...

St. Mary's Earns Women's Choice Award for Orthopedics
Oct 10, 2015

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. By carrying the Women’s ...

St. Mary's Earns Women's Choice Award for Breast Center
Sep 28, 2015

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. By carrying the evidence-based designation of ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Designated Level II Stroke Center
Sep 7, 2015

Blue Springs, MO ---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 state announced the designation of Stroke Centers across ...

Ohnoutka Named CEO
Mar 17, 2015

Blue Springs, Mo.—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. ...

Prime Healthcare Completes Acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center
Feb 13, 2015

Ontario, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015 – 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 ...