Tag Archives: Health care

With a unique mission, St. Louis hospital sees fast growth

He smiles at mom. He coos and cries. He kicks his feet. He rolls around. He grabs for anything he can reach—then quickly puts it in his mouth. In many ways, little Brantley Strunk is a typical, utterly-adorable, nine-month-old boy. Brantley, though, is a special case. The first nine months of his life have included strokes, seizures, cardiac arrest, respiratory

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Innovation and community action address a doctor shortage

An aging population, growing numbers of patients with chronic diseases, and health care reforms are compounding an already critical shortage of doctors in our nation. The American Association of Medical Colleges has urged medical schools to increase class sizes by 30 percent in order to meet the growing demand for doctors. An innovative partnership between the University of Missouri Medical

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As physicians opt out of private practice, business-savvy docs continue to thrive

When computers first began widely appearing in hospital rooms and physician clinics, it was clear that big changes were coming for the practice of medicine. Many physicians viewed the changes with trepidation. For some, new technology meant new headaches — learning software, purchasing expensive machinery, becoming proficient at typing. But where some physicians saw hurdles, Tom Landholt, M.D., saw an

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Across Missouri, hospitals anchor regional economies

To care for another person. To make others well again. To heal illness and lift the well-being of an entire community. To Mark Laney, MD, working in health care is nothing short of a sacred profession. “The level of commitment, care, engagement, achievement and excellence displayed by our caregivers across the organization is nothing short of amazing,” said Dr. Laney,

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