2020

Blog Posts in 2020

Women in Medicine Month
Sep 17, 2020

Antonia Novello, MD was the first woman and first Hispanic to become Surgeon General of the United States. During her tenure as Surgeon General, she spoke out on underage drinking, smoking, and AIDS. For work during the Gulf War, General Colin Powell ...

9/11
Sep 10, 2020

Today we take a moment to honor and remember those lost on September 11, 2001

Have you made your appointment to get your Flu Shot?
Sep 10, 2020

Flu vaccination is especially important for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and COPD. Flu shots are recommended for everyone age 6 months and older, with rare exceptions. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies ...

St. Mary's Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving achievement award
Sep 4, 2020

St. Mary’s Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving achievement award Blue Spring, September 4, 2020 — St. Mary’s Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline ® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award ...

St. Mary's Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver achievement award
Sep 2, 2020

St. Mary’s Medical Center receives Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Silver achievement award Blue Spring, September 4, 2020 — St. Mary’s Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline ® NSTEMI Silver Quality Achievement Award for ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Among Nation's Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
Aug 27, 2020

St. Mary’s Medical Center Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Award recognizes high standards of patient care Blue Springs, MO ...

St. Mary's Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Aug 27, 2020

St. Mary’s Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Blue Springs, August 25, ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals List
Jul 8, 2020

Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health St. Mary’s Medical Center has been today named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. St. Mary’s ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM
Jun 25, 2020

Ranks in Top 10 Percent Nationwide for Patient Safety BLUE SPRINGS, MO., JUNE 25, 2020 - St. Mary’s Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award TM. This distinction places St. ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Reopening Plan
May 13, 2020

Plan for Resuming Non-Emergency Procedures in Accordance with State, Local Guidelines Following newly released COVID-19 guidelines announced by state and local health officials, St. Mary’s Medical Center is beginning to resume most of its ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Apr 30, 2020

For the fifth consecutive time, St. Mary’s Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing St. Mary’s achievements providing safer health care. The ...

March into Weather Safety
Mar 2, 2020

March 1 marks Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. Statewide Preparedness and Awareness weeks are an opportunity to increase awareness and response to severe weather hazards. What better time to make and practice your emergency plan and ...

Stress Can Harm Your Heart
Feb 4, 2020

February is National Heart Month. During this month, healthcare providers talk about the importance of getting your blood pressure under control, signs and symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease. We talk a ...

Mark Benz Named New Regional CEO of Prime Healthcare's Four Area Hospitals
Jan 9, 2020

Prime Healthcare’s award-winning hospitalswelcomed Mark Benz to its leadership team on December 18, 2019, as the new Regional CEO of the healthcare system’s four Missouri and Kansas hospitals and affiliated locations, including St. ...

The Most Difficult Resolution to Keep
Jan 7, 2020

It is that time a year again; when we make outlandish promises like getting in shape, eating better, and putting away the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer. Most of us know all too well that our well-intentioned New Year’s resolution ...