A man in an SUV struck by the stolen car was injured, briefly losing consciousness and was hospitalized.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A Valley Park woman who gave a ride to a couple, one of whom was walking with the aid of a walker, on a cold, windy day Nov. 11, had her car stolen and subsequently wrecked by the man she was trying to help. St. Louis County Police said the woman gave a ride to Michael A. Null Jr., 34, who was using a walker, and his female companion. Null's companion told the woman Null's walker bent and he had fallen. The woman offered to give them a ride and told them she had a walker at her home, which she no longer needed and would give it to them. She drove the couple to her home in the 200 block of Lookout Avenue and left her keys in the car with the motor running. St. Louis County Police spokesman Randy Vaughn said Null then jumped into the driver'…
Neurosciences Institute at the hospital receives "Gold Seal of Approval" certification as a "go-to" center for those who have symptoms of a stroke.
The SSM Neurosciences Institute at St. Clare Health Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. After a comprehensive on-site evaluation of SSM St. Clare Health Center's stroke program on Nov. 16, The Joint Commission issued the facility a perfect survey. "They did not have a single recommendation for improvement in the program," said Debbie Parker, communication specialist. "It's pretty amazing." Apparently the Joint Commission thought so too. The commission's standards are considered to be among the most rigorous in the industry. Certification recognizes the high level and comprehensive nature of the stroke care provided at St. Clare. It is based on a thorough evaluation of standards …