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Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute performs record number of transplants in 2012
Saint Luke’s cardiac transplant program – the only one of its kind in the region – set a new record in 2012 for transplants.
Saint Luke’s research among American Heart Association’s top 10 research advances for 2012

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute listed among American Heart Association top 10 research advances for 2012 through discoveries in resuscitation, high blood pressure treatment, and bypass options for diabetics. David Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., Paul Chan, M.D., Elizabeth Magnuson, Ph.D., Steven Marso, M.D., and Steven Laster, M.D. were involved in the progression of the groundbreaking research.

Saint Luke’s first worldwide to incorporate new glucose monitoring system

Improved glucose (blood sugar) management in critical care patients may reduce morbidity, mortality, and the length of stay. While glucose control is a standard practice for patients after cardiac surgery whether or not they have diabetes, it’s difficult to achieve.

National agencies unveil Missouri’s first March of Dimes NICU Family Support® Bright Space® for Siblings
Families with a newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City will have a new Bright Space® to have fun and play in beginning Dec. 6, thanks to an innovative partnership with the March of Dimes and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
Saint Luke’s receives accreditation to offer fellowship training in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplant
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, in affiliation with the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, has received accreditation in advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Cardiologist Barry D. Rutherford, M.D., presented with award at TCT 2012
Barry D. Rutherford, M.D., a world renowned interventional cardiologist, was presented the TCT 2012 Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award in a ceremony held today during the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation.
Infused with energy
For Kansas City resident Twanna Green, feeling exhausted had become part of everyday life.
Saint Luke’s Health system announces partnership in The BJC Collaborative
Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, Mo., BJC HealthCare of St. Louis, Mo., CoxHealth of Springfield, Mo., and Memorial Health System of Springfield, Ill., today announced they have partnered together to create The BJC Collaborative, L.L.C.