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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): What You Need to Know

 
COVID-19

Answers to the questions you may have and important information that can help keep you and your family safe.

NBC Nightly News: Doctors turn to telemedicine for routine visits as hospitals face coronavirus crisis
Virtual visits are becoming much more common as patients stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Nightly News talked to doctors at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute about how they are utilizing the technology to deliver the best patient care.
ABC News: FDA approves drug for heart failure that may keep patients out of the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic
Farxiga has become the first in its class to receive FDA approval as a treatment for heart failure. ABC News talked to Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod about what this means for patients.
KSHB: Saint Luke's Health System rolls out universal COVID-19 testing
Saint Luke's Health System is rolling out universal testing Thursday for all patients admitted across all of its hospitals. KSHB talked to Dr. Marc Larsen and Kirk Showalter about what this means for hospitals and front line workers.
KCTV: 69-year-old recalls experience recovering from COVID-19 at Saint Luke's South
Hope is what many people are looking for during this hard time, especially when faced with a coronavirus diagnosis. KCTV5 talked to one man who has an encouraging message for others after overcoming the virus.

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Kansas City Business Journal: An Inside Look at Saint Luke's New Community Hospital
It holds eight beds for emergency services and eight for inpatient care, as well as a pharmacy, in-house laboratory, and imaging.
KSHB: Saint Luke's unveils new rehabilitation facility
Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, a new state-of-the-art neurorehabilitation facility in Overland Park, was unveiled to the public Thursday.

The latest from Saint Luke's

Team Highlight: Code Neuro Nurses Helping Stroke Patients Every Day
Saint Luke’s Code Neuro nurses are a team of highly trained medical professionals whose mission is to be the first response for stroke patients when they arrive at the hospital and save every brain cell possible.
Washington Post: For nursing home patients, COVID-19 means isolation, grief and hope
Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities are home to many among the highest risk population for COVID-19. The Washington Post talked to two Bishop Spencer Place residents about what life has been like since the pandemic began.
Reuters: AstraZeneca tests diabetes drug for COVID-19
AstraZeneca is testing one of its diabetes drugs as a treatment for COVID-19. Reuters talked to Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod about the trial studying 900 patients.
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Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is nationally ranked in two specialties (2019 – 2020), including cardiology and heart surgery and neurology and neurosurgery. But that’s not all. 

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The Best Place to Get Care, The Best Place to Give Care 

Since 1882, Saint Luke's has been at the heart of Kansas City health care, and has a reputation for innovation, quality and compassion. Wherever you access Saint Luke's, you receive the same quality care that’s earned us a worldwide reputation for excellence.