Thursday, March 14, 2013
Together, St. Luke's Hospital, the Parkway School District and Delmar Gardens account for around 15 percent of the total jobs in the city.
It may be no surprise to followers of national trends, but the most recent data available shows that Chesterfield's top employers are in the health care and education fields. St. Luke's Hospital has topped the list since 2006 and supplies nearly 10 percent of the city's total employment with more than 3,000 employees. While the list includes many familiar faces from year to year, one newcomer is Delmar Gardens, which took the number three spot in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available. The rising employment for the senior care facility follows its growth in recent years across the St. Louis region. The company recently announced a $33 million expansion that includes $5.2 million in renovations at its Chesterfield facility…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The partnership between the City of Chesterfield and St. Luke's Hospital will provide residents who join with information on health-focused events and activities.
The city of Chesterfield’s Parks and Recreation Department and St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering together to form “Get Active,” a program designed to provide opportunities for families to get active and healthy. According to information on the city’s website, residents who become a part of Get Active will receive invitations to youth games at local parks, discounts to selected city events, invites to local health-focused programs and activities, and more. The goal is to help residents better the community and create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and those around them. To join up, simply register online via the city’s website.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This is the seventh year in a row (2007-2013) that St. Luke’s has achieved this designation, and St. Luke’s is the only hospital in St. Louis to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals since the inception of the list.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Correction: It's Saturday, July 14!
Temporary signs and orange cones show you how to proceed through a jumble of roads and ramps, while drivers await the official opening July 14 of Route 141 just north of Highway 40/64 at Woods Mill Road. State highway officials intend to open the roads for car traffic by noon July 14. First, there's an early-morning celebration Saturday on the new interchange, flyover, underpass—whatever description you prefer. The ribbon-cutting events will allow pedestrians, runners and bicyclists on the roads exclusively from 7-11am. A 10K run named after what sounds like a Blue Collar Comedy Tour quip begins at 7:30am: Route 141 Run to Get it Done 10K. Pre-register on-line for the run at Bigshark.com After that, it's vehicles-only territory. Missouri …
Friday, February 17, 2012
What is it?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jean Whitney
Friday, February 17, 2012
In just four years, 8,000 people joined a health-conscious group about women at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, officials said. St. Luke's Spirit of Women initiative is aimed at improving the quality of life by providing leading health services and community outreach to women and their families. It's focus is to guide women in navigating each stage of life, empowering and inspiring them to take action for better health, hospital officials said. The notion is to keep fun and entertainment in the mix of living healthy. For example, a popular event is Girls’ Night Out. Hundreds of women turn out to learn the latest in women’s health issues, be pampered and get health screenings. St. Luke’s is one of only 105 hospitals across 35 states …
Healthy lifestyle demonstrations Feb. 25 in Clayton, at the Ritz-Carlton.
Chesterfield's St. Luke's Hospital hosts a national Day of Dance For Your Health on February 25 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Clayton, and Fox2 News' Monica Adams will appear. St. Luke's is part of a national network of hospitals named Spirit of Women facilities focusing on women's and family health. It is the only member-hospital in the St. Louis area. The fourth annual Day of Dance with St. Luke's is part of a larger national campaign. The event has grown larger every year, leading to the move to the Ritz-Carlton for more space. The free event is 8:30 a.m. to noon, and will provide demonstrations on how to dance your way healthy, and screenings for health issues. Prizes include $100 gift cards and a trip for two to Mexico. RSVP for the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
February is Heart Health month, and tomorrow is Valentine's Day—all about hearts!
Donna Ringwald had her first heart attack at age 49—but she didn’t learn it was happening until 27 hours after it began. Ringwald, of St. Charles, was on a trip with some girlfriends in 2005 when she started having bad heartburn and didn't feel well. She decided to rest while her friends went out to shop and eat. She made a phone call to her family members and eventually talked to a friend who’s a nurse who convinced her to get to a hospital. At the ER, her friends—who are also cardio stenographers—looked at her heart rhythm and realized she was having a heart attack. “I had been a cardio stenographer for over 20 years,” she said. “I didn’t put two and two together.” Her symptoms included nausea, belching, vomiting and heartburn—not the …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Lisa Franke-Haida died 2007, husband sues, dismisses, now sues again for malpractice.
St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield is facing suit a second time in the 2007 death of Lisa Franke-Haida, 50, after her husband Judge Robert Haida, re-filed Oct. 6 claiming malpractice. The Illinois circuit court judge first filed in 2009 in St. Louis County court against St. Luke's, after his wife died following an undisclosed medical procedure, according to court documents. Haida and St. Luke’s agreed to dismiss the initial 2009 suit claiming negligence, without prejudice. According to court documents, Franke-Haida was in septic shock—which is typically described as a drastic drop in blood pressure due to a bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Haida alleges the hospital failed to adequately resuscitate or use vasopressors (an agent …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The hospital released a free mobile app that gives access to information on hospital locations, physicians, events, classes and more.
Chesterfield-based St. Luke’s Hospital recently announced the launch of a free mobile application that makes it easy for patients to access hospital-related information from wherever they are. “Offering the St. Luke's Hospital app is one of the many ways we strive to improve the quality of life for our patients and the community,” said Bill Meyer, St. Luke’s Hospital’s chief information officer. Meyer said the app offers information on St. Luke’s Hospital and provider locations, including turn-by-turn directions. It also features a physician directory and offers details on upcoming events and classes at the hospital. “No matter where patients are, this app allows them to easily access the information they need about St. Luke's quality …