2019

Blog Posts in 2019

Do You Have a Hernia?
Jun 18, 2019

If you haven’t experienced hernia surgery, you probably know someone who has. Hernias are relatively common and caused by a variety of circumstances that can afflict anyone. The question is, how do you know if you have a hernia? A hernia occurs ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award
May 29, 2019

<p> St. Mary&rsquo;s Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award<sup>TM</sup>. This distinction places St. Mary&rsquo;s Medical Center among the top 5% of ...

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 ...