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Saint Luke's Hospital ventricular assist device program earns Gold Seal
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 advances at Saint Luke's Hospital
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.
Treating Heart Disease with More Than Exercise
If anyone should not have had heart trouble, it was Steve Gregory. Or so you’d think. The 50-year-old entrepreneur was a cardio-workout wonder. Serious cyclist since college days. Avid runner since 2005, good enough to run the 5K Amy Thompson Run. He’d climbed a 14,000-foot mountain and been just fine. But in the summer of 2006, he’d felt a twinge.
Heart Healthy Woman of the Year

Tilly Lotspeich is clearly a woman in charge. You’d have to be, to be a female owner of car dealerships, and to make a success of them in the current economic climate. Lotspeich took over the family-run GM dealership in Warrensburg, Mo., five years ago after her husband died of a heart attack.

Radiation Oncology puts Colon Cancer in Remission
At 35, Jeff Baker had the ideal life—married, three young daughters, and a rewarding job with a Kansas City law firm practicing construction law. Except he figured he would soon be dead.
Joint Effort
Dick Pierce was out of joint. A lifetime of injuries, running, basketball, and the wear and tear of weight bearing had eroded the satin-like cartilage that was supposed to cushion the space between his tibia and femur and allow his knees to rotate comfortably.
Kidney Transplant Patient Lives Dialysis Free
Every year, Nancy Post buys herself a present. But it’s not a present to commemorate her birthday or another rite of passage. Rather, it’s a gift to celebrate the second chance at life she received 21 years ago.
Curing Incontinence
For Elberta Sutton, even laughing was a cause for worry. Sutton, a 67-year-old elementary school teacher, suffered from incontinence—A laugh, a cough, a sneeze—any one could trigger a leakage. A sudden movement, a slight stumble, or a startled moment: again, leakage.
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Cord Blood Bank Donation

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.