Thursday, February 7, 2013
The situation involving a Mercy doctor has gained worldwide attention.
The case of Dr. Amy Dunbar, an OB/GYN for Mercy who took to Facebook to voice her frustration with a patient who was late for appointments, is still gaining international attention almost two weeks after she posted comments about an expecting mother. The story was picked up by the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom and was also the subject of banter for NBC's Today Show Thursday morning. News anchor Natalie Morales suggested that the Facebook rant, which wondered aloud if Dunbar should show up late for delivery after the patient was 3 hours late for induction, was private and not intended for public view. "Who is showing up 3 hours late to give birth," she said. Al Roker said the doctor's comments were tongue-in-cheek, while Jenna Bush-Hager…
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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The health care provider is also nearing an announcement of a location for a stand alone sports medicine center.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Mercy health care unveiled a partnership Tuesday making the Chesterfield-based firm the major league baseball team's "official Medical Provider." It won't preclude a player from seeking out their own treatment elsewhere so if a pitcher wants a second or third opinion, or to have surgery performed elsewhere by the likes of a Dr. James Andrews, based in Alabama, they will continue to have that option. But the arrangement gives the team, minor league squads and employees on the business side of the organization, access to Mercy doctors, tapping into a wider umbrella of care. Mercy doctors already serve as the team physicians for the Cardinals' Double-A team in Springfield. "You hear about things making headlines …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A Creve Coeur teenager faces charges in the city of St. Louis and a Mercy Health System executive has resigned as a result of the incident last week.
One week after an executive with Mercy Health System stepped down over her connection to the alleged use of a laser pointer in the hospital chain's Busch Stadium suite, St. Louis Police say there is "no additional movement" on further charges in the case. Eric Bogard, 17, of Creve Coeur, was arrested last week and charged with municipal violations that could result in fines or jail time after he was accused of disrupting last Monday's Cardinals-Giants game with a laser pointer. Bogard's attorney declined further comment on the case when reached by phone Thursday afternoon. At the time of the incident, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that police would ask prosecutors to review the conduct of a woman in the suite who was confrontational…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A telemedicine hub is on the board for Chesterfield, and a new hospital for St. Charles County.
Mercy will spend $2.4 billion in capital investments over the next eight years in the St. Louis area, with the nation's first virtual care hub in Chesterfield. "It's about vision," said Mercy President and CEO Lynn Britton. "We are poised to be the virtual gateway to the West." Mercy's new master plan also included a hospital and clinics for St. Charles County, Mercy officials said Tuesday in an announcement from the Edward Jones Atrium in Des Peres. Mercy will spend $3.6 billion statewide in expansion into areas they previously have not served in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Officials said ground-breaking on the Chesterfield Virtual Care Center would likely take place within a month. The location in Chesterfield was described …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Chesterfield-based health care system with hospital in Creve Coeur trying to account for patients and employees impacted by devastating tornado.
Lynn Britton, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sisters of Mercy Health System, released a statement Monday morning on the Joplin tornado. It includes what the company, which includes St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, will be doing in the next few hours and the days ahead: "Our hearts go out to our friends and colleagues at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Joplin, and to the Joplin community, in the wake of last night’s devastating tornado. In an effort to keep our Mercy family and the communities we serve updated on the situation in Joplin, I will be sharing information periodically for the next several days. Because there are so many questions and so many activities underway, we are hoping to update this …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Friday.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: O'Fallon City Council, Residents Discuss Issues with Residential Rental Inspections Dielmann Out Of Heart Surgery City Gives Boost to Foundry Art Centre Lake Saint Louis Volunteers In Medicine Clinic helps Uninsured Alums in the Arts Celebrated at Reception