Leadership Named for St. Joseph Medical Center
Prime Healthcare Services has named Robert J. Erickson as the chief executive officer of St. Joseph Medical Center. Erickson has served as a healthcare leader for more than 20 years and has a long history of creating a culture of providing safe, high-quality care. Read more.
Prime Healthcare Completes Acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical Center
Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO, as well as other assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health. St. Joseph and St. Mary’s medical centers are acute-care hospitals with 456 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined. Read more.
Tommy Ko, MD, Joins Pulmonary Physicians of Carondelet
Tommy Ko, MD, has joined Pulmonary Physicians of Carondelet. Dr. Ko brings more than 20 years of experience to the practice. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Ko has a special interest in the treatment of asthma, interstitial lung disease and sleep disorders. Read more.
St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Accreditation
St. Joseph Medical Center has earned full accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 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.
Carondelet Health, Prime Healthcare Services Sign Agreement for Sale
Carondelet Health in Kansas City, Mo., a part of Ascension Health, and Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition by Prime of the majority of the facilities of Carondelet Health. Read more.
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.
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 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.
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
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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 mor
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.