Monday, February 4, 2013
Mercy says Dr. Amy Dunbar's reported comments on the social media site about a patient were "inappropriate and not in line with our values."
People love to vent on Facebook, but a Des Peres-based Mercy OB/GYN is under fire following comments she's made about a patient who was late for appointments. "So I have a patient who has either chosen to no-show or be late (sometimes hours) for all of her prenatal visits, ultrasounds, and NSTs. She is now 3 hours late for her induction," Amy Dunbar posted January 28. "May I show up late to her delivery?" she wrote. Dunbar's post suggests that the reason why she hadn't cancelled the appointment was because the mother had a previous stillbirth. People have been posting on Mercy's Moms To Be Facebook page calling for disciplinary action, concerned that enough information had been disclosed in the posts to violate patient privacy. KMOV …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The City of Kirkwood recently joined Facebook. The city hopes the move will increase communication with residents and get out breaking news.
The City of Kirkwood joined Facebook last week. The move was motivated by the summer's severe weather and the desire for the city to get information out to residents quickly and address their concerns. "During the worst of the early-July heat wave, and while we were beginning to ask residents to use restraint with lawn watering, I was on vacation, and logistically, it was very difficult to get information out to residents," Kirkwood Public Information Officer Beth von Behren said. Von Behren was vacationing on the East Coast at the time when that area of the country was experiencing massive power outages. She could access Facebook on her phone but updating the city's website was difficult. Von Behren was, however, able to update the city's…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patch.com is hosting a free panel on hyperlocal news and social media at Kirkwood Station Brewing Company. Don't miss the networking event and $3 drafts of the best brews in St. Louis.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Are you into pinning? Trying to plan your Valentine's Day? We've got a board for you!
Valentine's Day can be stressful. If you're trying to plan a perfect day with your (new, long-term or on-again) sweetheart, The Kirkwood Patch is here to help! We're building a board on Pinterest: Imagine an online bulliten board where we post beautiful pictures of the best restaurants, flowers, crafts and gift ideas—all with Kirkwood in mind! So if you like "pinning" and want to see what we've been working on, check out our board, Kirkwood Valentine's Day. If you don't have a Pinterest account, don't worry! You can still see the board. If you want to sign up, you'll have to wait for Pinterest to send you an invitation. And if you know of something we should add, comment below or email Lindsay.Toler@patch.com. We'd love to know!
Friday, January 20, 2012
#WelcometoKirkwood is trending now on Twitter.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Relive the thrill of the Cardinals' 2011 World Series win through the tweets of fans throughout the season.
Whether you're a serious baseball fan or a data nerd (or both), these clear and colorful graphics of St. Louis tweets about the Cardinals during the 2011 World Series are for you. Infuz, a creative digital agency owned by Kirkwood resident Jason Fiehler, mined through the hundreds of thousands of tweets about the Cardinals within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis city from Feb. 1, 2011 to Nov. 3, 2011. "By telling the story of the season through the conversations on Twitter we can start to see the living, breathing soul of the Cardinals as seen through the eyes of its fans," said O'Fallon resident Brad Hogenmiller, who oversaw the project as Infuz's director of social media, on the company's blog. "Twitter presents us with a new channel of …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Kirkwood School District plans to wait and see as the issue goes to court.
The Kirkwood School District isn’t rushing to make changes in light of the recent passage of the so-called “Facebook Law” that has created a stir among teachers, school officials and students. Last week, the Missouri State Teachers Association sued over the constitutionality of the measure that was signed into law last month. This week, the Missouri National Education Association announced it would work with the measure’s sponsor to clear up confusion. And a Ladue teacher has filed suit, saying the law, which limits private electronic communication between teachers and students, would prevent her from communicating online with her own children, who are students in her own district. KSD spokeswoman Ginger Fletcher said Kirkwood school …