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Healthgrades Names St. Luke’s Hospital And St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ Recipients

St. Luke’s Hospital achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and is the only hospital in Missouri to achieve the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 12 years in a row (2011-2022).
June 21

Dr. Cathy Naughton on KMOV News 4's "Great Day!"

Dr. Cathy Naughton joined Kent Erhardt on News 4's Great Day to talk about what's normal, and what is not, when it comes to urinary health in both men and women. The answers just might surprise you! Check it out!
June 01

Dr. Dan Wagner and the Buzz about Babies

Dr. Dan Wagner, Chief of Staff, OB/GYN, talks to KMOV's Matt Chambers about St. Luke's Hospital and its award winning maternity care and "April Showers," the Mom and Baby Expo on April 20, 2022.
April 08

History Made in Cardiac Surgery

500th TAVR Procedure Performed at St. Luke's Hospital
April 05

Shane Cerone Announces Resignation

Shane Cerone tenders his resignation as president and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital
April 01

St. Luke's Hospital Heroes Roll Up Their Sleeves for Life

St. Luke’s Hospital announced a critical need blood drive in January to combat the dangerously low blood supply in the community. Once again, those who had already given so much, gave even more.
January 27

St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2022

St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2022


Puja Natesan, MD: Bullying Awareness

Puja Natesan, MD, a St. Luke’s Medical Group pediatrician and primary care physician, offers advice on how to help identity, prevent and stop bullying.
September 29

St. Luke's Urgent Care Center Now Open in Des Peres (St. Louis Sprout & About)

St. Luke's newest urgent care center is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, in Des Peres.
August 03

Barbara Ellzey, MD: Safe Fourth of July Celebrations (KTRS-AM)

Most injuries caused by fireworks are from the types parents buy for their kids -- sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles. Barbara Ellzey, MD, a physician with St. Luke's Urgent Care -- Ladue, shared tips on how to not let the sights and sounds of your Fourth of July celebrations turn into a trip to urgent care.
July 02

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: St. Luke's Sheds Light on Hospital C-Section Rates

Do you know your hospital’s statistics on safety and maternity care? Where expectant mothers and those considering expanding their families choose to deliver matters and can impact the mother’s chance of a cesarean delivery.
June 15

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month: Here's Why Specialized Wound Care at St. Luke's Matters

When the average person hears the term “wound care” they often think of cuts, scrapes, tourniquets, or bandages. But specialized wound care programs are much more; they play a vital role within the communities they serve.
June 10

Stroke Awareness: Don't Wait to Seek Care

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Brian Peterson, MD, FACS, FSVS, explains how even during a pandemic, it is crucial to get care as soon as possible to prevent the chance of a future stroke.
May 14

St. Luke's Begins Vaccinating Children Ages 12 to 15 (Media Coverage)

St. Luke's Hospital and the other St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force hospitals are now vaccinating children ages 12 to 15 after the Food and Drug Administration extended emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for the age group.
May 13

The Waiting Game: What To Do Before Joint Replacement Surgery (Spirit of Women Magazine)

Painful, arthritic hips, knees or shoulders can make even the simplest movements impossible. St. Luke's orthopedic experts explain what to do before joint replacement surgery.
May 13

St. Luke's Hospital Opens Direct Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

On April 16, St. Luke’s opened direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Missouri residents age 16 and older can immediately register and select their preferred appointment time at lukesvaccine.com.
April 16

Michael Klevens, MD: Keeping Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card Safe (KSDK-TV)

The soreness in your arm will come and go, but the record of your COVID-19 vaccine should last forever. Michael Klevens, MD, MBA, St. Luke's network medical director of emergency services shares tips on how to protect your vaccination card and steps to take if you misplace it.
April 14

St. Luke's Relocates COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Chesterfield Mall for Increased Vaccine Output (Media Coverage)

On April 5, St. Luke's relocated its COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Chesterfield Mall.
April 05

Jason Edwards, MD: Pandemic's Impact on Cancer Screenings (KTRS-AM)

Jason Edwards, MD, a St. Luke’s Medical Group radiation oncologist, spoke with Jennifer Blome and Wendy Wiese of 550 KTRS-AM about the pandemic’s impact on cancer screenings.
March 16

Protect Your Heart From COVID-19 During American Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women and men in the U.S., accounting for one in every four deaths. Add in the pandemic and implications of COVID-19 on heart health, and it’s more important than ever to know your risk factors for heart and vascular disease.
February 24

After 60 Days on ECMO, and Three Months in St. Luke’s Hospital Recovering from COVID-19, 29-year-old Josh Miller Returns Home

After spending nearly three months at St. Luke’s Hospital fighting for his life against COVID-19 complications, Feb. 19 marked a special celebration for Josh Miller.
February 23

A New Hope: COVID-19 Vaccine

St. Luke's team members describe their experiences of the past year and share why vaccines are imperative to turn the tide against the coronavirus pandemic
February 15


Reflecting on 2020: The Year of the Nurse

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 the "Year of the Nurse." Just as modern-day nursing foundress Nightingale used her lamp to illuminate the places where nurses worked, we asked St. Luke’s nurses to shed light on why they felt called to the nursing profession.
December 30

Reflections of Peace Hope and Perseverance: St. Luke's Team Members Paint Playwood Used for Negative Pressure Rooms

St. Luke’s invited our team members to paint the plywood used to create negative pressure rooms, and their art and reflections made our jaws drop. Their creations are proudly displayed at each elevator lobby of our inpatient areas.
November 25

Healthcare Workers Share Stories of Caring for COVID-19 Patients

On November 20, healthcare workers from the region shared stories of caring for patients with COVID-19 during the St. Louis Pandemic Task Force's press conference.
November 20

BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St. Luke's Join Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals to Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp

The St. Louis Pandemic Task Force hospitals have joined forces with 100 other health systems across the country to encourage masking.
November 19

Vaccinate STL: It's Time to Roll Up Your Sleeves for the Flu Shot (KSDK-TV)

It’s important to get a flu vaccine every year, but it’s especially important this year on top of the coronavirus pandemic. St. Luke’s has partnered with the regional health systems – BJC, Mercy and SSM – to work together to raise awareness and encourage our community to roll up their sleeves and get their flu shots.
September 25

Dr. Brian Peterson: Knowing the Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (KMOV-TV)

Dr. Brian Peterson, a vascular surgeon with St. Luke’s Heart & Vascular Institute, joined KMOV's Great Day St. Louis to talk about peripheral artery disease.
September 24

St. Luke's Surgical Assistant Gets Special Shout-Out (KSDK-TV)

Over the course of 40 years, Denise, a surgical assistant in our Maternity and Childbirth services, has helped welcomed thousands of babies into the world. She recently received a special sunrise shout-out from KSDK for all of her hard work.
September 10

Nurse Donates 60 Back Packs for St. Luke's Back-to-School Drive

For more than 15 years, St. Luke’s Mission Outreach Committee has held a School Supply Drive to support the children and families served at St. Luke’s Pediatric Care Center. This year, one nurse manager donated 60 back packs to the drive.
August 21

Sweet Success: 8-Year-Old Raises Money for St. Luke's from Lemonade Stand

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Eight-year-old Jane Ball wanted to make a difference for those working on the front lines of the pandemic. She recently set up a drink stand in her neighborhood to raise money for St. Luke’s Hospital to help fight COVID-19.
August 03

Code Celebration: St. Luke's Soundtrack for COVID Patients' Happy Moments

The tune that became the theme song for the 1982 World Series Championship St. Louis Cardinals has served as the 2020 soundtrack behind the happy moments when St. Luke's Hospital patients are discharged after recovering from COVID-19.
July 24

Diane Ray Named a Most Influential Business Women Award Recipient (St. Louis Business Journal)

Diane Ray, RN, MBA, FACHE, and St. Luke’s Hospital Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and St. Luke’s Network Chief Nursing Officer, has been selected as a recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2020 Most Influential Business Women Award.
July 10

Your Donations, Our Gratitude

Thank you to our community for finding thoughtful ways to brighten our days with donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how a donation goes from drop off to our team members.
June 12

Local Police Officer Recovers at Home After COVID-19 Discharge from St. Luke's (KSDK-TV)

One month ago, Dave Tenorio had a celebration unlike any other as he left St. Luke's Hospital after recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Jeremy Leidenfrost spoke with KSDK about his recovery.
May 24

Working on the Front Lines of the Fight Against COVID-19 (St. Louis Jewish Light)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team members’ commitment to patient care has never wavered. The St. Louis Jewish Light paid tribute to Jewish doctors, nurses and other essential workers who put their own safety at risk to take care of the community.
May 22

Maryville University Thanks St. Luke's Emergency Nurse Practitioner (Ladue News)

As an emergency medicine triage nurse practitioner, Jacob Crust sees each patient that steps foot into St. Luke’s Hospital emergency room. He received a special shout out from his alma mater, Maryville University, in Ladue News.
May 18

A Sweet Surprise: St. Luke's Nurse is a KMOV Surprise Squad Recipient (KMOV-TV)

Candy, an RN at St. Luke's, spends her days caring for COVID-19 patients, but that's the not the only way the pandemic has affected her life. KMOV chose Candy as a Surprise Squad recipient.
May 07

St. Luke's Honors Four Nurses with DAISY Awards

St. Luke’s Hospital recently honored four nurses with DAISY Awards for extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to Maggie Cheng, Mark Faller, Kristy Lohman and Heather Sides for their deserving recognitions!
April 28

St. Louis Regional Healthcare Systems Launch St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

To slow the transmission of COVID-19 and to help save lives across the St. Louis metropolitan, St. Luke’s Hospital joined BJC Healthcare, Mercy and SSM Health to create the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
April 07

St. Luke's Celebrates First Leap Year Baby

Baby leaplings were ready to hop into the world at St. Luke's Hospital on February 29.
February 29

Mentoring Monday: What to Look for in a Mentor (St. Louis Business Journal)

St. Luke's President and CEO Christine M. Candio offers advice on what a mentee should look for in a mentor as part of a preview of the St. Louis Business Journal's Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event.
February 20

Baby Cupids: St. Luke's Newborns Celebrate First Valentine's Day (KSDK-TV)

St. Luke's Birth Care Suites families were in for a sweet treat as they celebrated their newborns' first Valentine's Day. See the adorable babies dressed up as baby Cupids in KSDK's story.
February 14

What This St. Louis Doctor, Mom and YouTube Host Prescribes (St. Louis Business Journal)

Dr. Delene Musielak, an internist and pediatrician, is a mother of 4-year-old triplets and host of "The Dr. Mom" YouTube show. She spoke at the 2020 St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference, and offered seven pieces of advice.
January 31

Dr. Matthew Ricks: Myths About Weight Loss Surgery (KMOV-TV)

Weight loss surgery changes not only your body -- reducing your risks of many serious and chronic diseases -- but also your quality of life. Yet, myths still persist about the surgery. Dr. Matthew Ricks "weighs" in on fact versus fiction when it comes to weight loss surgery on KMOV's Great Day St. Louis.
January 31

Meditation Offers 'Profound' Health Benefits for Mind and Body (West Newsmagazine)

Meditation is a research supported practice that can reduce stress, lower one’s risk for heart disease, help reduce pain and more. Laurie Chappell, MSN, RN, St. Luke’s Hospital nurse community educator spoke with West Newsmagazine about the power of meditation and the health benefits for the mind and body.
January 29

Working Together: Candio Flies-Along with Local Air-Evac Team

For some emergencies, the fastest and safest way to transport a medical patient is by air. St. Luke’s President and CEO Christine Candio did a fly-along with Global Medical Response to see how care is delivered from the first step.
January 23

Women's Conference 2020 Preview: Insights on Empowerment (St. Louis Business Journal)

The St. Louis Business Journal asked speakers and other participants at the 2020 Women's Conference to tell the best advice or career tips they've ever received. Read what St. Luke's team members had to say.
January 23




A Great Day in the Life of a Heart Doctor: Dr. Jonas Cooper (KMOV-TV)

Dr. Jonas Cooper gives you a peek into a day in the life of an active and involved electrophysiologist.
February 22


Father and son surgeons take work to heart

Hear about Drs. Ronald and Jeremy Leidenfrost's extraordinary journey to working together and performing cardiothoracic surgery at St. Luke's Hospital.
June 19



Julie Watkins discusses the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the part of your lower jaw that connects to the skull. Problems in this area may be called TMJ syndrome or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) and include pain not only in the jaw but also in the surrounding muscles that control jaw movement.
May 15

Women are more likely to suffer from headaches than men

For women headaches are a constant concern and should be monitored and treated closely to help those affected lead normal lives.
January 09


Women appear more likely to require treatment for spinal stenosis

As we age, so do our spines... it could be a much more serious condition called spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal.
August 08


COPD in women is on the rise

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. For several years now, women have outpaced men in terms of deaths related to the disease. COPD actually includes two types of conditions: chronic bronchitis, a chronic cough accompanied by mucus formation, and emphysema, a respiratory disease characterized by the destruction of air sacs and trapping of air in the lungs. In many cases, those with COPD have both chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
July 26