Category: Health

St. Louis County Easterseals invites congressional staff & local elected officials to open house

BALLWIN, Mo. — Easterseals Midwest has invited congressional office staff members, community leaders and local elected officials to learn more about their work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Missouri. Easterseals Midwest, a century-old disability service provider, is hosting an open house Friday in Ballwin to inform local lawmakers and leaders about the work it does to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills to achieve all life has […]

RELEASE: During Cold Weather, Pet Adoption Center Urges Caution Shelter Has Many Animals Waiting For New Homes

Clayton, Mo – (December 29, 2017) –St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center want to remind pet owners that frigid winter temperatures can be dangerous for pets left outdoors. “Please remember that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets,” County Executive Stenger said. The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center, located at 10521 Baur Blvd, Olivette Mo, is also offering free hay for […]

Horse-drawn carriage rides in Tilles Park brought to a halt due to cold weather, lawsuit

St. Louis County announced it will prohibit horse-drawn carriage rides at Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park this weekend due to extremely cold temperatures. The decision from county officials comes after an animal rights group sued to stop the carriage rides at the park in Ladue. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger responded by releasing a statement Thursday afternoon stating the carriage rides would be brought to a halt the when the temperature dips to 15 degrees or […]

RELEASE: Susan and Steven Lipstein establish Show Me Strong Families Fund

ST. LOUIS (December 28, 2017) — Parents as Teachers® National Center, headquarters of the evidence-based home visiting model, has announced a gift of $100,000 from BJC HealthCare to establish the Susan and Steven Lipstein Show Me Strong Families Fund. The gift was announced in December at BJC HealthCare’s Annual Meeting. BJC HealthCare made the gift to Parents as Teachers on behalf of Susan and Steven Lipstein to honor Mr. Lipstein’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer […]

RELEASE: Missouri Veterans Commission announces St. Louis Veterans Home changes

ST. LOUIS — At a meeting with Veterans and family members Tuesday, Missouri Veterans Commission Interim Executive Director Grace Link announced changes in key leadership positions and other initiatives to raise the quality of care at the St. Louis Veterans Home. At this afternoon’s meeting, Link announced: * A new Interim Administrator for the St. Louis Veterans Home. Stan Smith is a respected nursing home administrator with more than three decades of experience in healthcare, […]

RELEASE: Mercy’s IT team named one of nation’s best

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mercy Technology Services, the IT backbone of Mercy, was recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Hospital IT Departments” by Health IT News. MTS was one of only five winners in its size category and among 20 health IT groups recognized nationwide. To qualify for the recognition, at least 50 percent of MTS’s staff had to complete an online satisfaction survey. With their survey responses, technology co-workers weighed in on a variety of […]

Gov. Greitens announces support for legislative effort to help firefighters

St. Louis firefighters and their families could soon access disability and death benefits for work-related cancers more easily under legislation endorsed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Greitens. The amendment in legislation would shift the burden of proof for firefighters on whether a cancer was job-related. That burden now rests with firefighters or their survivors and can be an even heavier burden to prove in the state. Greitens announced his support for changing the law at the […]

RELEASE: Nutritionists Will Highlight Healthy Food Options During Link Market Food Demonstrations at Metro Transit Centers

ST. LOUIS, MO: Nutritionists from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct monthly food demonstrations starting next week at two Metro transit center locations to reinforce the recently launched fresh food kiosk program’s focus on nutrition and healthy food options. Weather permitting, these demonstrations will occur at the Link Markets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20 at the North Hanley Transit Center, and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, […]

RELEASE: National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Missouri ranks 49th nationwide in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations.Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report challenges states to do more to fight […]

RELEASE: Missouri to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Greitens Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Missouri is advancing communications capabilities for first responders. Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community. FirstNet will bring advanced technologies that will help Missouri’s first responders save lives and protect communities. “Governor Greitens’ decision to opt-in to FirstNet is the right choice for our state and for our first responders. We […]