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Latest Saint Luke's Health System Stories

2013-12-09 16:27:11

Bloch Family Foundation commits $12 million to support neuroscience programs and outcomes research KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Saint Luke's Foundation announced today a $12 million gift commitment from the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation to Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. The funds are designated for the Saint Luke's neuroscience programs and outcomes research. The gift is the single largest donation ever received by Saint Luke's. In...

2013-12-05 16:25:07

Latest data from CMS shows no hospital within 100 miles has a lower mortality rate KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart attacks are the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, impacting more than 1.5 million people each year. The latest statistics released from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reveal that patients who have suffered acute myocardial infarction (AMI), more commonly known as heart attack, who receive...

2013-10-08 16:24:36

Projects part of national effort to improve methods for outcomes research KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute/University of Missouri-Kansas City researchers have been selected to receive two prestigious, highly competitive research awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The studies are part of a portfolio of projects designed to help patients make better-informed decisions about their care....

2013-08-22 12:26:18

Cardiologists at Saint Luke's Repair Life-Threatening Heart Defect; Doctors at Heart Health Centre in Grand Cayman Provide Essential Rehab and Follow-up to the Open Heart Surgery KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen-year-old Romario Dixon is quiet, lean, and athletic. For more than half his life, he's had a single minded passion for soccer, or football as it's called in Grand Cayman where he lives. So when doctors detected an abnormality in his heart...

2013-08-09 12:22:25

Neuroscience Symposium To Focus On Diagnosis And Treatment Of A Broad Range Of Neurological Disorders KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute 2013 Symposium. The symposium will be hosted by the Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute (SLNI), one of the region's pre-eminent neurological facilities, in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and Saint Luke's...

2013-08-01 12:29:23

New role will oversee quality initiatives across Saint Luke's Health System KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William C. Daniel, M.D., has been appointed chief quality officer for Saint Luke's Health System. In this new role, Dr. Daniel will oversee Saint Luke's Health System's quality departments and work closely with physicians and clinicians in leading integrated quality initiatives across the organization. He will report directly to Len Lozada, M.D.,...

2013-07-19 12:24:56

In-patient hospice facility has grand opening today, extending Saint Luke's services beyond patient homes KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Health System's new free-standing hospice facility, Saint Luke's Hospice House, opens its doors on Friday, July 19, 2013 with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and plan to begin admitting patients July 24. The general public is welcome to tour the facility at an open house from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on...

2013-07-16 12:25:48

Saint Luke's Hospital moves up in state rankings; Saint Luke's South Hospital joins list this year KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two hospitals in Saint Luke's Health System are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings for 2013-2014, released today. The rankings, now in their 24(th) year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City ranks #2 in Missouri...

2013-07-15 12:26:44

Symposium to focus on diagnosis and treatment of broad range of neurological disorders KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute (SLNI), one of the region's pre-eminent neurological facilities, in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (SLH) has opened registration for the Saint Luke's Neuroscience Institute 2013 Symposium. The SLNI Symposium is...

2013-04-02 16:26:10

The Blue Distinction® designation aids consumers and employers in choosing high-performing hospitals OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has named Saint Luke's South Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center in Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have...