2019

Blog Posts in 2019

St. Joseph Medical Center: A story of a hospital turnaround. The local name you know. The world-class care you will love.
Sep 4, 2019

KANSAS CITY, September 4, 2019 - Only four years ago, St. Joseph Medical Center was on life-support. When Interim CEO Jodi Fincher arrived in 2016, she was handed a $101-million loss in revenues from the previous year. Profitability was at an ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Meets Area Shortage of Diabetic Care With New Clinic and Experienced Endocrinologist
Aug 20, 2019

Kansas City, august 12, 2019 - St. Joseph Medical Center recently hired an endocrinologist to better treat patients in the metro with diabetes, thyroid disease, and other hormone and metabolic issues related to the endocrine glands. The hiring of Dr. ...

Prime Healthcare Hospitals Develop Unique Programs Focused on Caring for Growing Senior Population
Aug 6, 2019

Two Missouri Hospitals Serve as Best Practice Models for National System, Three California Hospitals Follow with Geriatric ED Accreditation (ONTARIO, Calif – August 6, 2019) – Senior patients entering the emergency room at St. Joseph ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Announces Addition of Board-Certified Neurosurgeon
Aug 5, 2019

Kansas City, July 31, 2019 - St. Joseph Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Frank Holladay, board-certified neurological surgeon, in conjunction with its new 24/7 neurosurgery coverage now available. This new 24-hour care will ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Earns Recognition for Stroke Care
Jul 25, 2019

Kansas City, July 25, 2019 - St. Joseph Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines  Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award ...

St. Joseph Medical Center and MDSAVE Pioneer Open Healthcare Prices for Kansas City
Jul 17, 2019

Through the MDsave program offered by St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City patients have access to shoppable, transparent prices. As the industry grapples with transparency requirements set out in the June 24th executive order, St. Joseph Medical ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Jun 17, 2019

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award. This distinction places St. Joseph Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient ...

Prime Healthcare Hospitals Develop Unique Programs Focused on Caring for Growing Senior Population
Jun 3, 2019

Two Missouri Hospitals Serve as Best Practice Models for National System,Three California Hospitals Follow with Geriatric ED Accreditation Senior patients entering the emergency room at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, notice the ...

"Senior" Prom Brings Together the Most Seasoned of Partiers
May 23, 2019

These prom-goers don’t have curfews: residents from area assisted living communities will don their finest and come together for a senior prom at 3 p.m., May 31 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center for Health and Education, Building ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Receives CMS 4 out of 5 Star Quality Rating
Apr 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updated data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to provide patients, families and all stakeholders with the information needed to compare the performance of ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Wins Community Impact Award for State of the Art Senior Behavioral Health Center
Mar 25, 2019

Medical Center to Host Senior Summit to Showcase Senior Care Services to Community On Thursday March 14, St. Joseph Medical Center, along with nine other South Kansas City businesses, were awarded a Community IMPACT award by the South Kansas City ...

Treating to beat heart attacks and strokes
Mar 19, 2019

Having some leg discomfort or cramps after walking and exercising can be a common problem for folks as they age, but it can also be a sign of something that may be far more serious than getting on in years. Peripheral artery disease is a common ...

Kansas Man Saved from Heart Attack by 10-minute Screening
Mar 1, 2019

Calcium Score Screening Leads St. Joseph Doctors to Find Four Blockages in Heart of Man without Symptoms; Hospital Lowers Screening Cost to $40 Curiosity led William Holland, a 70-year-old Kansas native, to have a calcium score screening last ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader
Jan 8, 2019

St. Joseph Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Joseph Medical Center was recognized for its commitment ...