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Improved glucose (blood sugar) management in critical care patients may reduce morbidity, mortality, and the length of stay. While glucose control is a standard practice for patients after cardiac surgery whether or not they have diabetes, it’s difficult to achieve.
Barry D. Rutherford, M.D., a world renowned interventional cardiologist, was presented the TCT 2012 Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award in a ceremony held today during the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation.
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, in affiliation with the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, has received accreditation in advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The accreditation puts the Heart Institute in an elite group of just 24 out of 180 cardiology training programs across the country accredited to offer advanced medical training in heart failure and transplant to its cardiology fellows. It is the only accredited program of its kind in the region.
For Kansas City resident Twanna Green, feeling exhausted had become part of everyday life. Wherever the 25-year-old went, the burden of fatigue followed – and it often carried the agony of pounding headaches with it
Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, Mo., BJC HealthCare of St. Louis, Mo., CoxHealth of Springfield, Mo., and Memorial Health System of Springfield, Ill., today announced they have partnered together to create The BJC Collaborative, L.L. C. This new, multi-system Collaborative has been formed to achieve even higher quality care for the patients served by these independent not-for-profit health care organizations.
Matt Cobern found his old self again — by losing 135 pounds.
Saint Luke’s South Hospital CEO Katherine A. Howell, RN, BSN, MBA, has been appointed senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Saint Luke’s Health System.
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.