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St. Mary's Medical Center Nationally Recognized with an 'A' Grade in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
Nov 7, 2019

For the fifth time in a row, St. Mary’s Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group as a part of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades service. This is a national distinction recognizing St. Mary’s Medical ...

World Stroke Day 2019
Oct 29, 2019

Today, stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. This year, alone, 14.5 million people will experience a stroke and 5.5 of those will die from it. Around 80 million people worldwide are stroke ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Earns Nuclear Cardiology Reaccreditation by IAC
Oct 2, 2019

St. Mary's Heart Center has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Cardiology. This latest accreditation awarded to demonstrates St. Mary's ongoing commitment ...

Inpatient Rehabilitation Myths Debunked
Sep 16, 2019

This week we celebrate National Rehabilitation Week. In honor of that I’d like to take the opportunity to debunk some myths surrounding the Inpatient Rehabilitation. For those who are not familiar, this service provides comprehensive and ...

St. Mary's Receives Awards for Excellence in Heart Failure, Stroke Care
Aug 12, 2019

St. Mary’s Medical Center has received both the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Heart Failure Gold Plus and Stroke Gold Plus achievement awards. Both awards recognize St. Mary’s commitment to ensuring ...

Prime Healthcare Hospitals Develop Unique Programs Focused on Caring for Growing Senior Population
Aug 6, 2019

Two Missouri Hospitals Serve as Best Practice Models for National System, Three California Hospitals Follow with Geriatric ED Accreditation (ONTARIO, Calif – August 6, 2019) – Senior patients entering the emergency room at St. Joseph ...

Ten Tips for Tick Season
Jul 9, 2019

Tick season is back and it’s getting worse every year. Last year almost 60,000 cases of tickborne disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016 the total reported cases was closer to 50,000. For the ...

An Update on Sunscreen - Wear it!
Jun 25, 2019

The number one most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. Over 5 million cases of skin cancer get diagnosed annually. According to the American Cancer Society, that number is more than breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer ...

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 ...

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 ...

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