Week of Oct. 16, 2017
KMOX-AM talked with Washington University transplant surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Jason Wellen, MD, Oct. 16 about the transplant program's milestone 5,000th kidney transplant.
The Columbia Missourian covered BJC HealthCare CEO Steve Lipstein's Oct. 16 address to the Boone Hospital Center board of trustees at his final meeting as a member before his retirement.
Media outlets in the Hannibal, Mo.,/Quincy, Ill., area, including the Quincy (Ill.) Herald Whig and KHQA TV, reported Oct. 15 on the final Cadan's Carnival, in memory of a young congenital diaphramatic hernia patient. The carnival, which raised more than $125,000 for CDH research and treatment at St. Louis Children's Hospital is being discontinued because, according to SLCH physician Brad Warner, MD, the survival rate for CDH babies has risen dramatically.
Media outlets around the country, including WSBT-TV and WKRC in Michigan, are picking up the KTVI-TV story about the SLCH billboard on which a bell will ring every time a patient completes chemotherapy.
BJC Hospice medical director Patrick White, MD, called for Medicare to look at how it reimburses for hospice care in a long-form Politico article about hospice care in America.
The Farmington (Mo.) Daily Journal featured the newly expanded Parkland Health Center emergency room in its Oct. 13 issue.
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