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Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute only program in region with FDA-approved device therapy for advanced heart disease
Patients with advanced heart disease who do not qualify for transplantation now have more options for life-extending therapy available only at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute.
Crittenton Children’s Center offers Head Start-Trauma Smart
Exposure to traumatic or violent experiences negatively affects the health, education and development of pre-school aged children in Kansas City's urban communities. Without intervention, these children often experience lifelong emotional disturbance, social developmental lags, and learning problems.
Crittenton offers new program for children experiencing traumatic events
A young boy witnesses his father’s murder. A single mother uses alcohol and drugs to cope with depression. A student’s insubordination triggers an anger-fueled response from an overwhelmed teacher.
Saint Luke's Health System named among 2010 Most Wired Hospitals
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 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.