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Debra White, RN, MSN, MSA, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, has been named one of only 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows from across the country for 2012. White joins a select group of nurse leaders chosen to participate in this three-year, world-class leadership development program that is enhancing nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the nation’s health care system.
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City ranks #6 in Missouri, #2 in the Kansas City metro area and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in northwestern Missouri according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings, released today.
Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
Saint Luke’s Neuroscience Institute (SLNI) has earned GE Healthcare’s healthymagination first-ever validation of a stroke program based on a rigorous third-party review by Oxford Analytica. The review showed that the program’s coordinated use of people, process, and technology yields better outcomes for people with strokes.
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute has been selected to receive $646,499 from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to engage patients in a study of patient-centered outcomes in peripheral arterial disease (PAD), PCORI announced today. The award is part of PCORI’s Pilot Projects Program, which will address a broad range of questions about methods for engaging patients in various aspects of the research and dissemination process.
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute has been selected to receive $646,499 from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to engage patients in a study of patient-centered outcomes in peripheral arterial disease (PAD), PCORI announced today. The award is part of PCORI’s Pilot Projects Program, which will address a broad range of questions about methods for engaging patients in various aspects of the research and dissemination process.
Human milk dramatically boosts the chances for sick and fragile newborns to thrive. In June 2010 Saint Luke’s Hospital opened a collection depot for nursing mothers to donate their excess breast milk.
Lack of health insurance and financial worries about the cost of care contributed to as much as a six-hour delay in seeking emergency care for a heart attack, according to a first-of-its kind study published April 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Saint Luke’s Health System announces the appointment of Ron Baker as CEO of Saint Luke’s East Hospital. Baker, currently CEO of Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. – a member of Saint Luke’s Health System – will begin the position in Lee’s Summit in early May.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the single most common contributor to death worldwide and a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.