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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...