Wednesday, August 31, 2011
St. John's Mercy Medical Center will be known as Mercy Hospital St. Louis starting Thursday.
Workers hope to put the finishing touches on temporary signage Wednesday morning, as St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur readies for a name change complete with a new logo starting Thursday. Earlier this summer, the hospital system announced it was rebranding under the "Mercy" banner system-wide. The Creve Coeur hospital will be called Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Workers spent Tuesday morning taking down the existing signage and had hoped to hang a temporary banner until windy weather conditions forced them to wait until Wednesday. A press release from the company says it will take a few months for all of the hospital properties to get new signage under the new name.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Christopher Colletta, who fatally stabbed his estranged wife last year, will have a jury trial.
This morning at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton a jury trial date of November 7, 2011 was set for the case against Christopher Colletta who is charged with fatally stabbing his estranged wife last August in the parking lot of Creve Coeur's St. John's Mercy Medical Center. According to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office, this will not be a death penalty case; instead the office will be going for a decision of life without the possibility of parole. Details of the assault are in this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Jason Lowman will get back on track Tuesday, as part of a cross country bike ride which saw him veer slightly off course. But one day after visiting the campus of St. John's Mercy Medical Center, he said it was worth the detour. Lowman is a newly minted Navy veteran, who started his trek in Oregon in June and plans to finish it in August in South Carolina. He's calling the journey 4000 Miles Of Hope. The goal of 4000 Miles of Hope is to raise $100,000 and awareness to fight cancer. Lowman wrote on his website that he was inspired by an American Cancer Society statistic that said 4,000 people were diagnosed with the disease daily. His family has also felt the loss of a friend to cancer. Lowman's travels take him to cancer treatment centers …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
MICDS senior Kelly Marra likes working with children and is thinking of a nursing career. The TLC program at St. John's Mercy is gives her a good look into the medical field.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Doug Miner
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Each week, Creve Coeur Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week to highlight. This Week's Whiz Kid: Kelly Marra Age: 17 School: MICDS Key To Awesomeness: Kelly Marra has discovered she loves volunteering around St. Louis because it widens her horizons. She thinks she might like to go into nursing, and is currently in a program at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. There, with other teens, she volunteers and learns about medical occupations. Marra, an MICDS senior, has volunteered with operation Food Search and Beyond Housing. She said she really …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Area high school students in Creve Coeur volunteer program host a fun time for pediatric patients.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Doug Miner
Friday, July 8, 2011
Some St. Louis-area high schoolers interested in a medical profession have spent learning about many aspects of working in a hospital. St. John’s Mercy Medical Center hosted the program called TLC, Teens Learning in the Community, a 6-week project that combined presentations from hospital staff and student volunteer opportunities.. Lauren Lee, Administrative assistant for volunteer services, said they learned what it’s like on a day-to-day basis from pediatricians, nurse practitioners, radiologists covering medical to administrative tasks. The 27 students also had the fun opportunity to plan a carnival for pediatric patients and their families. That event was held Thursday afternoon at the hospital's Rooftop Garden. “They made all the …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Delayed only slightly by a thunderstorm, annual race goes on.
The St. John's Mercy Heart to Heart race took off from the Creve Coeur Center Government Center on Saturday morning at 8:05 a.m. at the last crack of lightning. The seventh annual race, sponsored by the Creve Coeur Parks and Recreation Department, was scheduled to start at 8:00 but thunderstorms prevented that. Creve Coeur Recreation Director Fran Thies said about half of the 300 who signed up actually came to run, but 50 came and signed up that morning. She said she kept getting calls to see if the race was on. "If I'm here you all better be here," she told anyone that called. Mayor Harold Dielmann started the race. Runners (or walkers) could complete either a 5-kilometer or a 10-kilometer course. The race was timed by Fleet Feet. For …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
St. John's Mercy Medical Center had goal of 1 million jumping jacks as part of national awareness.
You may not have kown, but Wednesday May 18 was National Employee Health and Fitness Day. How did you celebrate? St. John's Mercy Medical Center marked the day by trying to contribute 1,000,000 jumping jacks across the four states in the St. John's system. The hospital encouraged people to jump at home, and at the office. Employees did their part during a 12 p.m. lunch break. Check out the video!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Creve Coeur Mayor expects to be back at City Council meetings starting next week.
Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann has been re-emerging into public life following open heart surgery in February to repair a leaky heart valve. Dielmann, 81, has been on the mend since the procedure in February at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and has been absent from city council meetings. Dielmann appeared at a retirement party for longtime city employee Pat Rosenblatt last month, and got a round of applause at a ceremony last week honoring city police officers and another at an event Friday in conjunction with the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce. Dielmann told Patch he's received 500 cards from well-wishers since the procedure, which he said was the first time he's been hospitalized for surgery. While he said it's been an …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The company's monetary gift to help build the Creve Coeur facility was fourth-largest received.
Families may come by trains, planes or automobile to get medical care in St. Louis, and for those families staying at the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur while their loved one is receiving medical care, people can hang out in an airline seat be nowhere near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. That's thanks in part to a donation of more than $200,000, made by Southwest Airlines, that helped fund construction of the 20 room house, which opened last fall, and includes a recreation room partially decked out with real airline seats, and part of a wing affixed to the wall by the airline's own mechanics. "There was some opposition to that, actually. They weren’t sure if they thought it …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Scenes from the hospital's Mardi Gras benefit last weekend.
St. John's Mercy Medical Center and The Mercy Foundation sponsored a Mardi Gras Gala, JUNGALA, on March 5, 2011 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The theme, "Welcome to the Mighty Jungle!" was executed seamlessly, with "Tigers" and "Zebras, strolling "Peacocks" and human "Tree Sculptures" provided by Contemporary Productions. Themed music and imaginative decor transformed the Khorassan Room into a safari-like adventure, where guests dined on a three-course meal, featuring beef tenderloin and grilled scallops. The evening culminated in a spectacular showcase by skilled acrobats, contortionists and jugglers. Music and dancing followed the all-star performance by surreal wildlife and jungle creatures. The delightful event was co-chaired …