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Sofie Sneed doesn’t know it yet, but the moment her mom delivered her on June 15, 2009, she did the world a good deed. The cells in the umbilical cord that was her lifeline for nine months became a potential lifesaver for someone else.
Each year more than 1.5 million Americans receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or angioplasty to open blockages in their coronary arteries. While generally safe, the risk of post-procedure bleeding remains the most common non-cardiac side effect, occurring in about 2 percent of patients and resulting in higher costs of care and increasing the risk of early and late death.
Older adults who present at Saint Luke's Hospital with bone fractures will benefit from expedited care through a new program designed to foster a more rapid and complete recovery.
Robert H. West is the 2010 Saint Luke's Hospital Foundation Fellow award recipient for his lifelong support of Saint Luke's Hospital. The award recognizes individuals who have given time, expertise, and charitable support to advance research, education, and medical programs at Saint Luke's.
Saint Luke's Health System's telehealth program has expanded through a partnership with Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), to provide medical care to prison and jail inmates in Missouri.
The case for in-hospital rapid response teams (RRTs), which have proliferated across hospitals throughout the U.S. in the past decade, may need further study to prove their effectiveness at reducing preventable hospital deaths, according to new research led by a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.