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From Kansas City to Africa, Saint Luke's Health System employees and medical staff are making an impact on patient's lives. Jan Scott and Tammy Neblock-Beirne, M.D., have been recognized for honoring the health system's mission of improving the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of local, regional, national, and international communities.
Saint Luke's Health System has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Saint Luke's Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality. The Joint Commission awarded Saint Luke's Hospital Disease-Specific Care Certification for Ventricular Assist Device.
Nursing research at Saint Luke's Hospital has advanced to the next level of professionalism. Funded by a grant from benefactor Helen Nelson and the Saint Luke's Hospital Foundation, a new position has been developed to lead and expand clinical nursing research.
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.