Wednesday, July 4, 2012
St. Clare Health Center's new President Bill Hoefer affirms his commitment to the mission of his organization.
SSM Health Care recently held a missioning ceremony for St. Clare Health Center’s new president, Bill Hoefer. SSM Health Care’s President/CEO, Bill Thompson, conducted the rite of missioning for Hoefer. The practice of “missioning” someone to service has its roots in scripture, in both the Old and New Testament. The missioning ceremony is one way of publicly affirming a commitment not only to support, but to promote the mission and values of SSM Health Care. It also serves to highlight and celebrate the true meaning of its work, according to a news release from St. Clare. SSM mission is, “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.” Hoefer expressed gratitude to SSM Health Care for inviting him to …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Family, friends, doctors and nurses celebrate a 19-year-old patient who "exceeded highest hopes" following a devastating stroke.
Editor's Note: Nicholas Roth, communications specialist at of SSM St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, reports on a celebration the hospital had Sunday with doctors, caregivers, family and friends of Isabel Wimmer-Brown, a 20-year-old patient who spent a year recovering and rehabilitating from a life-threatening stroke with treatment at St. Clare and other local SSM facilities. It all started July 2, 2011, when Isabel, then 19, had a headache, became sick and then unresponsive. She was immediately taken to the SSM St. Mary’s Health Center Emergency Department, Roth reports. She underwent a CT scan of her brain that revealed a clotted venous drainage system. As blood continued to enter her brain with no pathway to exit, the …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dr. Kyle Moylan will begin seeing patients there once the new offices are complete.
Independent physician group Esse Health announced the opening of a new office on the campus of SSM St. Clare Health Center, named Esse Health Physicians at St. Clare. Internal medicine and geriatric medicine physician Dr. Kyle Moylan, M.D., will begin seeing patients there once the suite is complete. Esse Health Physicians at St. Clare is located in the St. Francis Medical Office Building at St. Clare Health Center, 1011 Bowles Ave., Suite 450 in Fenton, Dr. Moylan is accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling 314-467-1500. Starting July 5, Dr. Moylan will see patients at Esse Health Tesson Ferry Pediatrics & Internal Medicine until the St. Clare office is complete. St. Louis native Dr. Moylan is board-certified in …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
SSM St. Clare Health Center present opportunity to get information from an expert during a "heart healthy" dinner.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The SSM Heart Institute and St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, are presenting a unique opportunity for those with heart valve disease or disorders to discuss treatment options over dinner with one of the region’s leading heart specialists. Cardiothoracic surgeon Seiichi Noda, MD, of SSM Heart Institute at St. Clare Health Center, will explain what causes heart valves to fail and why it’s critical to manage and treat valve problems for long-term health. Guests will have the opportunity to get answers to their questions about treatment options. The event will be of special interest if you or family members have been diagnosed with heart valve disease. The dinner is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 14 in the Fr. Krings Conference …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
X-ray films and other supplies contain a variety of metals that can be recovered and recycled.
SSM Health Care – St. Louis has announced a partnership with Arch Enterprises (a precious metal refinery) to implement a program for recovering precious metals from medical supplies and radiology films, according to an SSM news release. In addition to X-ray films, precious metal can be found in a variety of supplies, including EP catheters and electrodes. Arch Enterprises will remove the metal from the used supplies and pay SSM Health Care – St. Louis a market based price for it, accrding to the release. Collection containers will be placed throughout the hospital departments for depositing supplies withy the anticipation of earning as much as $200,000 annually. The program not only are we will recycle a finite resource but will reduce …
Monday, January 2, 2012
InQuicker will allow patients with minor emergencies to wait at home instead of the ER waiting room
Monday, January 2, 2012
A new service at some SSM Health Care hospitals will allow potential emergency room patients to wait at home for treatment instead of waiting in the ER's lobby, according to a news release from SSM Health Care. With a new service called InQuicker, SSM Health Care – St. Louis Emergency Department patients with minor emergencies can go online to hold their place in line. Instead of sitting in the waiting room, patients can select a projected treatment time online and relax at home or the location of their choice until it is time to go the ER for treatment. The news release explained the steps needed for potential patients to use InQuicker: Go to www.ssmhealth.com/er 2. Choose the nearest SSM hospital 3. Select a projected treatment time 4. …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Hoefer will begin leading the hospital Jan. 3 2012. Ell will oversee philanthropy and fund-raising.
Two big changes were announced this week at SSM St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Ave. Fenton. Robert William (Bill) Hoefer was named as president of SSM St. Clare. In addition to leading the 174-bed hospital, which opened in 2009, Hoefer will serve as executive for the SSM Neurosciences Institute. Hoefer will begin his duties on Jan. 3, 2012. He replaces Sherry Hausmann, who resigned this spring as SSM St. Clare’s original president to accept a position out-of-state. Hoefer has spent 16 years with Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va., a non-profit, 10-hospital system located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. For the past four years, Hoefer served as vice president of operations for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a 543-bed …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The free event will feature chair massages, refreshments and breast health information.
SSM St. Clare Health Center is inviting women to attend “A Night with the Girls” Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, in the Krings Conference Center at the hospital, 1015 Bowles Ave. in Fenton. Guests will hear featured speakers Dr. Alejandra Alvarez, SSM Medical Group, and Dr. Hilary Shapiro-Wright, SSM Breast Care, provide answers to women’s personal health questions. The free event also includes chair massages, paraffin dips, refreshments and more. Space is limited. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627) to reserve a place.
Monday, August 1, 2011
First president of SSM Health Care, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, steps down as CEO.
Sister Mary Jean Ryan today hands over the reins of SSM Health Care to William P. Thompson, president/chief operating officer, marking the end of one era and the beginning of another. As SSM’s first and only president/CEO in the system’s 25-year history, Sister Mary Jean has led the not-for-profit system through its fledgling first years to emerge as a leader in quality health care. Under Sister Mary Jean’s leadership, SSM has earned an international reputation as a pioneer in the use of quality measures to improve health care. Sister Mary Jean’s departure also means Catholic health care is losing one of the last remaining Sister CEOs. It’s a trend across the country—with the shortage of nuns in this country, sisters are increasingly …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A wide variety of doctors will be at the SSM St. Clare Health Center at a Physician Expo Saturday.
Those who are looking for a doctors will be able to choose from a roomful of physicians Saturday as SSM St. Clare Health Center hosts a Meet the Doctors Physician Expo. The Expo will include a wide variety of physicians from several specialties. Participants can ask questions, receive free information and find a doctor that meets their needs. Meet the Doctors will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Education and Conference Center at SSM St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton. There will be healthy heart screenings for those who call ahead for an appointment. The screenings are sponsored the SSM Heart Institte and will include total and HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body fat tests. Appointments for a …