Saint Luke's Newsroom

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.
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.
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.

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.
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Private Rooms for Baby Delivery at Saint Luke’s North
Kate Wells and her husband, Michael, had taken advantage of the early check-in offer. So when they arrived early that Thursday in May, they could go right to their room.
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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.

Expedited care addresses needs of geriatric fracture patients
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.
New Cochlear Implant Delivers 120 Channels
Jim Atwater will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to learn to play music when you can’t hear.
Saint Luke's Hospital Foundation's annual recognition luncheon to honor Foundation Fellow Robert H. West
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.