Month: June 2018

First heat-related death reported in St. Louis County

On June 14, 2018, the first heat-related death in Saint Louis County this season was confirmed according to the medical examiner. Extreme heat is expected to continue throughout the summer. Whenever temperatures rise above 95 degrees, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health recommends the following:   Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.   Spend as little time as possible in the sun and keep activity levels to a minimum.   Drink plenty of cool, […]

Judge limits scope of discovery in Confide lawsuit to existence of records

Two St. Louis attorneys seeking to get answers into the use of a message-destroying app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff didn’t get much Tuesday. Discovery in a Sunshine Lawsuit against the office of the former governor has been limited to whether or not the records exist for the time being. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem has instructed the attorney’s for the governor’s office, Barbara Smith and Robert Thompson, to draft the […]

Democrats seek to block Kehoe’s appointment, file suit calling for special election to address vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It only took a few hours following the appointment of Mike Kehoe to the Office of Lieutenant Governor for the move to be challenged. On the same day that Gov. Mike Parson appointed his former colleague to serve as his number two in the executive branch, the Missouri Democratic Party filed a lawsuit seeking to require that a vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office be filled only by election. Many have […]

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Roche collaborate on first US implementation of tumor board software that improves treatment decision process for cancer patients

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the result of a collaboration with the University of Missouri School of Medicine (MU School of Medicine) to implement—for the first time in the U.S.—Roche’s new software solution to streamline and standardize the management of tumor boards, or multi-disciplinary meetings oncology care teams hold to make clinical treatment decisions for cancer patients. Managing tumor boards can be labor intensive and time consuming for healthcare providers […]

What to know ahead of Confide hearing on complying answers from governor’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two St. Louis attorneys are working to get answers that Attorney General Josh Hawley couldn’t into the use of a message-destroying app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff. In Cole County Court on Tuesday, counsel for the Office of the Governor and Ben Sansone — who filed the open records violation lawsuit against Greitens on behalf of the Sunshine Project — will argue a motion to compel. Mark Pedroli, […]

Armstrong Teasdale adds to litigation practice in St. Louis

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the addition of trial lawyer Jake Kohut to the firm’s award-winning Mass Tort and Catastrophic Loss practice area. Kohut primarily defends clients in complex commercial litigation related to medical malpractice and liability, including premises, contract, product and commercial liability. He has experience defending claims for product liability, wrongful death and other personal injury actions. Kohut has successfully defended commercial litigation in state […]

SSM Health announces new regional vice president for medical affairs

SSM Health in St. Louis is welcoming Hsieng Su, MD, as its new vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer. In her new role with SSM Health, Dr. Su is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of medical affairs for the eight SSM Health hospitals in St. Louis. She will work with the hospital Chief Medical Officers and the SSM Health System Chief Quality Officer to coordinate patient safety, quality, regulatory and […]

Statement from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed on the announcement of the new Lieutenant Governor

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St.Louis, today issued the following statement relating to the announcement of the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri: “I’ve known Mike Kehoe for many years and have always appreciated his willingness to join me in passing good public policy to help the families and businesses of St. Louis succeed. You cannot be a good leader in the legislature without having bipartisan support.  Senator Kehoe, has worked across party lines to […]

Governor Parson announces Mike Kehoe as Lieutenant Governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the course of just a couple of weeks, Missouri now has both a new governor and lieutenant governor. Less than three weeks after taking the oath of office, Gov. Mike Parson picked Sen. Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City to take up the office of lt. governor., filling the vacancy Parson left when he assumed the role of Missouri’s chief executive. Parson said that when he began considering how to fill […]

Meramec Elementary in Clayton to build new playground for next school year

After years of work from the PTO and community, Meramec Elementary School announced Friday plans to build a new playground. “We are thrilled Meramec is getting a new playground,” outgoing Meramec PTO President Jenny Abeles said in a statement. “The PTO and the entire Meramec community has worked for the past six years to make this a reality.” The new structure is expected to have three slides on a variety of levels, stairs, tunnels and ramps. […]