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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...