2020

Blog Posts in 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Get with The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Oct 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, October 16, 2020 - St. Joseph Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Acquires Top Orthopedic Surgeon To Treat Adult Spinal Disorders
Jul 1, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center has hired Dr. Glenn Amundson, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with 34 years of experience in treating adult spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Amundson will be accepting new ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award
Jun 26, 2020

Ranks in Top 5 Percent Nationwide for Patient Safety KANSAS CITY, JUNE 26, 2020 - St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award TM. This distinction places St. Joseph Medical ...

Feeling Weak in the Knees about Knee Replacement Surgery?
Jun 17, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center’s Robotics-assisted Surgery Gives Phenomenal Results KANSAS CITY, JUNE 12, 2020 - After traveling to all 50 states and five continents, Vickie Knight, 67, of Olathe, Ks. wasn’t the type to let her knees slow her ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Sends Message to Community Regarding Reopening Plan
May 7, 2020

Plan for Resuming Non-Emergency Procedures Follows State, Local Guidelines Announced by state and local health officials, St. Joseph Medical Center plans to resume most of its services by the by the end of May, including elective surgeries and ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Continues to Save Lives For Patients in Midst of COVID-19
Apr 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY, APRIL 16, 2020 - Raymond “Allen” Vaughn of Kansas City, Mo. is well-acquainted with St. Joseph Medical Center. He has worked there for 13 years, currently as the lead in the environmental services department. But last month, ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Remains Available for All Medical Emergencies
Apr 22, 2020

Ensuring safe access to emergency medical care continues to be important, even during a pandemic. Prime hospitals remain available to serve emergency needs for non-COVID related issues. Patients should not delay care when needed, especially for ...

Your Heart is Talking to You
Feb 13, 2020

Local Woman, 39, with Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks Credits St. Joseph Medical Center with Saving Life When Angela Persinger, a workforce manager from Independence, Mo., turned 40 in November, she felt like her body was giving up on her. She was ...

St. Joseph Medical Center Recognized for Quality and Safety by Top Ratings Organizations: CMS, Leapfrog and Healthgrades
Jan 30, 2020

Receives CMS Highest 5-Star Rating, Leapfrog ‘A,’ and Healthgrades Top 5% in Nation Ranking in the top 6 percent of the nation among hospitals reporting data, St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded the highest 5-star Overall Hospital ...

Investing in Mental Health: St. Joseph Medical Center Adds New Psychiatry Practice, Expands Physician Services
Jan 23, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center has added a new psychiatry practice to its campus and expanded the services of one of its psychiatrists to better meet the mental health needs of the area. St. Joseph Psychiatry Associates, located on the campus of St. ...

Mark Benz Named New Regional CEO of Prime Healthcare's Four Area Hospitals
Jan 9, 2020

Prime Healthcare’s award-winning hospitals welcomed Mark Benz to its leadership team on December 18, 2019, as the new Regional CEO of the healthcare system’s four Missouri and Kansas hospitals and affiliated locations, including St. ...

Mark Benz Named New Regional CEO of Prime Healthcare's Four Area Hospitals
Jan 7, 2020

Prime Healthcare’s award-winning hospitals welcomed Mark Benz to its leadership team on December 18, 2019, as the new Regional CEO of the healthcare system’s four Missouri and Kansas hospitals and affiliated locations, including St. ...