Commitment to physical activity and employee wellness earns a nod from the American Heart Association.
Des Peres Hospital
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Registered nurses from Des Peres hospitals reportedly picketed this week over concerns that their working conditions will affect patient care.
According to KTVI, nurses from Des Peres Hospital and Saint Louis University held the informational picket Monday morning. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) More than 50 nurses reportedly gathered in front of SLU Hospital because they are concerned their working conditions will impact patient care. KTVI reports that those demonstrating said there are times when there are not enough nurses on duty. The nurses reportedly want union contracts with both SLU and Des Peres Hospitals. Both hospitals are owned and operated by Tenet Healthcare, KTVI stated in its report. The nurses were taking part in a national day of action calling call for collecting bargaining contracts with Tenet Hospitals across the country, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Dr. Wit A. Jamry, who reportedly worked at both Des Peres and St. Lukes hospitals, pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud this week.
*NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that the physician was not employed by Des Peres Hospital. A doctor who reportedly reportedly had offices at both Des Peres Hospital and St. Lukes Hospital pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud Wednesday. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dr. Wit A. Jamry, 62, admitted billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he had not performed. According to a Des Peres Hospital spokesperson, the physician was not employed by the hospital. "He is an independent physician who was on staff, but we had nothing to do with his practice," the hospital spokesperson stated to Patch. Quoting from the Post story: "Jamry admitted…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Des Peres Hospital was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Specially trained staff use the latest technology to address chronic or non-healing wounds.
Des Peres Hospital opened a new outpatient wound care center Monday that treats patients with chronic or non-healing wounds associated with, among other things, diabetes, pressure ulcers, trauma, peripheral vascular disease, poor circulation, immobility and other conditions. Chronic wounds are those wounds that have not shown significant improvement with conventional treatment within 30 days or complete healing in eight weeks. The Wound Care Center by Des Peres Hospital is staffed with a specially-trained wound care physician and nurses who take a personalized approach using some of the most advanced wound care technologies available. The team works in partnership with the patient’s existing medical team to monitor progress during the …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The publication also recognized the hospital for high performance in orthopedics.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Amin Valliani, MD, MPH, board-certified internal medicine specialist on staff at Des Peres Hospital, reviews the stages and warning signs of heat-related ilnesses.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Learning your family's health history can be crucial for one's health
Monday, May 21, 2012
An internal medicine specialist with Des Peres Hospital explains what health information you should keep on relatives and why it's important to do so.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Registered dietitian and certified personal trainer at Des Peres Hospital shares easy ways to eat healthy this summer.
A popular way to beat the heat is by noshing on ice cream, snow cones and frozen treats (not to mention the hot dogs, potato chips and hamburgers that frequent summer cookouts). While sugar-packed snacks and foods high in fat are often the treat of choice, try a “summer swap out” to help your family have a more balanced diet. Abby Herrick, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer on staff at Des Peres Hospital's MyNewSelf Surgical Weight Loss Program, shared some tips and recipes. “At the grocery store, fill you cart with fruits like bananas, apples, watermelon, grapes and berries,” Herrick said. “You can freeze the grapes, dip the bananas and apples in low-fat caramel, make a watermelon fruit salad and use the berries in yogurt…