St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care.
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St. Joseph Medical Center Honored For Cardiac Care Excellence 

St. Joseph Medical Center is among only 256 hospitals nationwide to be honored for their commitment to implement higher standards of care for heart attack patients, saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients in our community.
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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Medical Staff
The Carondelet Heart Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center welcomes John Forman, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Forman is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who is also board certified in general surgery. Dr. Forman will serve as the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Services at St. Joseph Medical Center.Read more.



St. Joseph Offers Special Screening for Elite Athletes
St. Jospeh Medical Center and Elite Sports Medicine are teaming up to provide screenings specifically tailored for  elite athletes on Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Joseph at I-435 and State Line Road in Kansas City. Read more.

Ron Willeke, PT, shares tips on preventing and treating common sports injuries. (Even for non-athletes.) 
O
sgood Schlatter is a very common cause of knee pain in children and young athletes usually between the ages of 10 and 15 and should be diagnosed by a physician. It occurs due to a period of rapid growth, combined with a high level of sporting activity such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet. Read more.

St. Joseph Stroke Center Earns Awards
St. Joseph Medical Center has earned the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Even more impressive, St Joseph also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduces the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA. Read more.

Mike Dorsey Named Interim CEO of Carondelet Health

Michael Dorsey has accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer for Carondelet Health. Dorsey has served as Chief Operating Officer of Carondelet Health and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Medical Center for nearly five years. His new responsibilities add oversight of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo.  Read More.


St. Joseph Earned Magnet® Recognition for Third Straight Time
St. Joseph Medical Center has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It is the third straight time St. Joseph has earned this recognition. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and it is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Read News Release

Carondelet Cardiology Services Physicans Offices Move
Phase 1 of the Carondelet Heart Institute Expansion is complete. The Cardiologists have moved into their new offices at 930 Carondelet Dr, Suite 201. Right now, the only entrance to the offices are on the east side of the building. If you are visiting one of the cardiologists, please remember to go to the east entrace.

Check Out Our New Volunteer Blog
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at St. Joseph Medical Center? Get an inside look at what our volunteers do by following the St. Joseph Volunteer Blog.
 

 

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Carondelet Heart Institute Earns Echocardiography Accrediation
The Carondelet Heart Institute has earned a three-year accreditation in echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). It shows the Carondelet Heart Institute has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. Read more.

The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center Earns National Breast Center Accreditation
The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center has earned a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Read more


St. Joseph Medical Center Among the Top in Kansas City in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings

St. Joseph Medical Center tied for fourth in the Kansas City area in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Read more

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Accreditation in CT, MRI and Ultrasound
St. Joseph Medical Center’s Radiology department has earned a three-year accreditation for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound from the American College of Radiology (ACR). Read more

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Cancer Accreditation
St. Joseph Medical Center's cancer program has earned a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. As an Accredited Cancer Program, St. Joseph provides comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment, and a multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options for patients. Read more

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation
St. Joseph Medical Center has earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest pain Centers. St. Joseph undertook a rigorous evaluation and refinement of heart care processes in order to integrate the industry’s best practices into its cardiac care services. Read more.

 



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Voice of the Patient

  • “I enjoyed both the classes and the exercise. I seemed to get better with the exercise program the longer I attended, which, of course, is the whole point!”
  • “I admired the professionalism of the staff. They were all very cheerful and kept the classes lively and enjoyable. They all are a credit to the hospital.”
  • “Everyone who knows me and my exercise regimen, including my doctors, did not think I would find value in Cardiac Rehab, but I did and it was thanks to the staff.”
  • “The bond that develops between the class participants was an unexpected bonus!”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was the quality care provided by the five nurses. While running on the treadmill, I watched them work with and encourage each of the other patients. You have a great staff!”
  • “The entire program was excellent. The classes were great and the nursing staff was very knowledgeable.”
  • “This program is excellent; it was vital to my full recovery and restored health.”
  • “The program was outstanding. All of it was well planned and the staff was very professional; I appreciated their pleasant smiles and friendly voices.”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was clearly the nursing staff. They took time to clearly define and answer all questions and their working knowledge of anatomy was communicated in terms that all could understand. I especially benefited from the in-depth reviews concerning how the heart worked and how procedures and/or drugs could work to correct issues.”
  • “Thank you for your support and for guiding me through this difficult time. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done. Your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated.”
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  • “You all are my angels.”
  • “Thank you for your support in a time when I was freaking out.”
  • “The Breast Center put the care in health care.”
  • “I really did not have any comment about how it could have been better. I have been to (patient named 3 other area hospitals) and have had surgery at all three of those facilities. None of them even compare to St. Joseph. I’ve had very good experiences there. Your staff is very welcoming and if I have to have another procedure done. I plan on going to St. Joseph.”
  • “I think that the nurses did an excellent job in taking care of me – they were always there. They did just an excellent job-that’s what I really have to say. And the doctor too did an excellent job taking care of me. I found I got excellent care at St. Joe. I had a very good experience there and I highly recommend it. I had no problem whatsoever.”