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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Awarded Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission
Jun 15, 2017

St. Mary’s Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Stroke Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
May 17, 2017

American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Blue Springs, Missouri, May 17, 2017 - St. Mary’s Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

Sleep - it's not a luxury
Apr 25, 2017

It seems like every day I see a new ad for a sleep aid or a magazine article with the best tips for a good night’s rest. I’m not all that surprised since, according to a 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control, almost 41 percent of ...

COPD - What you should know
Apr 18, 2017

More than 12 million Americans currently suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and another 12 million have COPD-like problems, but are undiagnosed. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, ...

Allergy update with Spring in the Air
Apr 11, 2017

If you’re already complaining about runny noses and sneezing this spring, you’re not alone. It’s shaping up to be a difficult season for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Why? Could be a number of reasons, the consequence of ...

April is Occupational Therapy Month
Apr 4, 2017

If what gets you up in the morning has been compromised by illness or injury, you may want to visit our occupational therapist. Occupational therapists spend a fair amount of time explaining what it is that they do exactly and why it’s not the ...

Donate Life!
Mar 28, 2017

In the time it takes you to read this article, another person will be added to a waiting list, hoping to receive a life-saving organ from a complete stranger—someone who believes in passing along the gift of life. Organ transplantation has ...

The "F" Word
Mar 21, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” Clever, right? But what does that really mean? I think it means putting nutritious food in your body every day and while there are many ...

Prime Healthcare names CEO for Kansas City Market
Mar 20, 2017

KANSAS CITY, KAN. (March 16, 2017) — Prime Healthcare has named Randall G. “Randy” Nyp, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer for the Kansas City market which includes; Providence Medical Center, Kansas City KS; Saint John Hospital, ...

Are you prepared for an emergency?
Mar 14, 2017

By now most of you have heard about the tornados that ravaged Oak Grove and the surrounding areas last week. Many of you have probably even spent time refreshing your memory on tornado safety. Coincidentally, last week was also Severe Weather ...

Seniority takes priority as boomers age
Mar 7, 2017

America is getting older — and fast. More than 10,000 "baby boomers" turn 65 every day. Coupled with those from the "Greatest Generation" living longer, the United States is about to see this portion of its population double ...

Breast cancer - What we're all learning
Feb 28, 2017

Progress in understanding and treating breast cancer in recent years has been uplifting, to say the least. Just last year, findings by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center confirmed a strong link between diabetes and later stage diagnoses of breast ...

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. ...

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 ...

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