Saint Luke's Newsroom

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.
Saint Luke's cardiologist appointed to national coalition

Cardiologist Tracy Stevens, M.D., has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease based in Washington, D.C. WomenHeart is the nation's only patient advocacy organization solely dedicated to supporting the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease.

Saint Luke's Center for Surgical Weight Loss achieves national recognition
The Saint Luke's Center for Surgical Weight Loss has been named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
Saint Luke's expands telehealth program to correctional facilities in Missouri
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.
Value of rapid response teams in reducing hospital mortality questioned
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.