Saturday, May 4, 2013
A new Medicare database shows how hospitals serving the region—and the rest of the nation—compare for care. The findings for our local hospitals serving Creve Coeur residents might surprise you.
Have a medical emergency? Plan to wait awhile—or not, depending on which hospital you pick. A new database from the federal government shows that residents of Creve Coeur probably will wait longer than average for emergency room care at one hospital and lower than the average at another. For our nearest emergency rooms—Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Barnes Jewish West County Hospital—the numbers compare very differently to the state average. At Barnes, the average wait for attention at an ER is 26 minutes, 10 minutes below the state average. At Mercy, however, the wait is nearly double the average. In our chart above, you can compare the two nearest hospitals for Creve Coeur Patch residents in key measures such as wait time to be seen in the…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The accident took place February 7 at the hospital's parking garage.
Creve Coeur Police confirmed Thursday that a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle at Mercy Hospital St. Louis on February 7, died Wednesday. In a statement Friday morning, Mercy said: "Thursday, Feb. 7, a pedestrian was struck and critically injured by a person driving out of a parking garage on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis and has since died. Mercy is cooperating fully as the Creve Coeur police investigate the accident. Mercy expresses deepest sympathy for the man and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time." Lt. Jon Romas of the Creve Coeur Police department confirmed that the driver was interviewed at the scene and later released. The victim's name has not been released. The …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The team announced Tuesday that the veteran pitcher is still dealing with effects of previous injury that sidelined him for most of 2012. Mercy doctors will likely be involved in evaluating what happens next.
The Mercy partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals as the team's official medical provider will get a high-profile start. The team announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter, sidelined for most of the 2012 with thoracic outlet syndrome, will likely not pitch in 2013 after having trouble with offseason workouts. In a news conference broadcast on local media outlets, Cardinals VP and General Manager John Mozeliak announced that Carpenter would "utlize the Mercy network" among others in finding a way forward, after the player notified the team Friday that he was unable to throw at a high velocity after otherwise having had "a normal offseason," according to Mozeliak. Mozeliak said there were issues with numbness and stingers in his shoulder and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Creve Coeur hospital will have 2 shifts working as staffs work to transition into the new 75,000 square foot space.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Creve Coeur hospital's new 75,000 square foot facility opens Monday.
The Mercy Hospital St. Louis family gathered Wednesday to give the official blessing to the hospital's new Labor and Birth Suites, and the new Maternity Welcome Center which officially opens for business Monday. Look at more photos from Wednesday's blessing and dedication Tours showcased the new 75,000 square foot space, billed for its efficiency and the ability to cater better to family needs. The new digs came after consultation with focus groups which also included hospital nurses. The result, said Marie Ann Maher, an Advanced Nurse Clinician, is "unbelievably rewarding" and includes technological upgrades like wireless fetal monitors to design changes which allow for storage closets in patient suites to open from inside the room and in…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A look at the latest Creve Coeur Police blotter.
The following cases were reported by Creve Coeur Police between January 6 and January 12. For instant updates, like Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. January 7 January 9 The Schnucks at 12756 Olive Boulevard reports a man stole five bottles of alcohol. The case is under investigation. January 10 Money was discovered as missing from the bank account of Congregation Shaare Emeth. Patch previously reported that $23,000 had been stolen. January 10 Two subjects were arrested for prostitution and operating a massage business without a license at Warson Village Apartments. January 10 Suspects left Applebees without paying for food. January 11 A wallet left on an outside table at Starbucks was taken. January 12 A suspect was …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Two drivers in the crash heading southbound on Interstate 270 north of Creve Coeur were taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with minor injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released information related to a multi-car crash that tied up southbound traffic on Interstate 270 just north of Creve Coeur Tuesday. What was initially reported as an 8-car crash was apparently a 4-car crash in the eyes of the Highway Patrol. According to authorities, at 7:53 a.m., Michael Allen, 15, of Fenton, was driving southbound in a Toyota Camry and struck the rear of a KIA Optimdriven by Tinika Chaney-Daniels, 38, of St. Louis. Stacey Scathered, 45, of Crestwood, struck Allen's car from behind in a Chevy Suburban. Her vehicle was struck by a Ford Edge driven by John King, 42, of St. Louis. Scathered and King were both taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with what were termed "minor" injuries.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A hospital spokeswoman said services were not interrupted at the Creve Coeur hospital.
Power was restored at Mercy Hospital St. Louis Monday morning following a brief outage. KSDK was first to report the news of the outage. The station reported that there were no evacuations but that elevators were not working. A spokeswoman told Patch the problem was resolved in roughly a half hour, after going down at 11 a.m. Generators kicked in and there was no disruption of services. The hospital system is no stranger to working in the dark. After hospital staff in Joplin remarkably evacuated the Mercy facility there due to the 2011 tornado which devastated the hospital, Patch was there with Mercy Hospital staff in Creve Coeur back in November 2011 for what's called Just In Time Training.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Mikah Andrew Palmer was born to parents, Jesse and Brittany Palmer of Florissant early Tuesday.
The following information was provided by the Mercy Hospital St. Louis Media Relations Staff: Mercy Hospital St. Louis celebrates the first baby of the New Year in St. Louis. Mikah Andrew Palmer was born to parents, Jesse and Brittany Palmer of Florissant. He arrived at 12:13 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Paul and Stella Ramsaroop of St. Louis; Robert and Barb Osborn of Troy, Ill.; and Peter Palmer of St. Peters. See Also:
Friday, December 21, 2012
Creve Coeur Police officers have joined forces with St. Nick in recent years to put smiles on the faces of patients and their families at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
There was no need to consult NORAD's Santa Tracker Thursday about St. Nick's whereabots. All you needed to do was ask the Creve Coeur Police Department where the Elf-In-Chief could be found. Thursday afternoon, with several police officers in tow, Santa Claus went room to room at Mercy Children's Hospital in Creve Coeur, spreading holiday cheer to kids as young as 11 days old. Check out our photo gallery, featuring kids from Chesterfield, O'Fallon, Florissant, Clayton and Kirkwood, among others.