Day: June 18, 2018

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. […]

Greitens’ private impeachment attorneys will not receive state compensation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri taxpayers won’t actually be on the hook for more than $150,000 in legal fees for two attorneys hired solely for potential impeachment proceedings. On June 14, 2018, the Missouri Office of Administration declined to pay Ross Garber and Edward Greim. Sarah Steelman, head of the Office of Administration, sent the two attorneys identical letters denying them state compensation for legal services they provided to then-Governor Eric Greitens. The two attorneys […]

Partners Rick McConnell, Richard Wood Join Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the addition of two partners to its Public Finance practice in Kansas City: Rick McConnell and Richard W. Wood. McConnell primarily serves as bond, disclosure, tax and special counsel to cities, counties, conduit issuers and special purpose districts. He has significant experience in all tax-exempt and taxable forms of public finance offerings, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, various forms of lease/purchase financing, […]

University City to host world’s largest swimming lesson this month to aid in prevention of drowning

According to the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 372,000 people died from drowning in 2012. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for U.S. children ages 1-14, and accounts for 7 percent of all injury-related deaths in people of all ages. However, research shows risk of drowning can be reduced by 88 percent if children participate in formal swimming lessons between the ages of […]