Author: press releases

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cardinals sign top four draft picks from 2018 class

The St. Louis Cardinals announced they have signed RHP Griffin Roberts, 1B Luken Baker and INF Mateo Gil as the three players signed their professional contracts today at Busch Stadium. Roberts, 21, the Cardinals Competitive Balance Round A selection out of Wake Forest University, is a 6-foot-3, 210 lb. right-handed pitcher, who broke the Demon Deacons’ career (12.39 K/9 IP) and single-season (13.50 K/9 IP in 2017) records for strikeouts per nine innings. As a […]

Metro quarterly service change scheduled for June 25

MetroLink schedules and 16 MetroBus routes will be adjusted as part of the quarterly Metro Transit service change, effective Monday, June 25. MetroLink arrival times have not been changed for several years, so riders are encouraged to check the new schedules so they can plan their trips to ensure they are able to maintain timely connections with MetroBus routes. Metro monitors and reviews feedback from riders and operators, and uses this information and other trip […]

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris to be honored at St. Louis County NAACP annual banquet

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-California), a rising figure in American politics, will give the keynote address at the 83rd Annual Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner of the St. Louis County NAACP chapter. She is being recognized with the Margaret Bush Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees receiving awards include Jason Kander, founder of Let America Vote and former Missouri Secretary of State. He will receive the Medgar Wiley Evers Freedom Award. Harris rose to national […]