Certified as National Safe Sleep Hospital


Cribs for Kids has certified St. Anthony’s Medical Center as a safe sleep hospital. The Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program awards the certification for demonstrating a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by promoting best safe sleep practices and by educating on baby sleep safety.

St. Anthony’s Family Birth Center earned a bronze-level safe sleep hospital certification. One of the initiatives that helped earn that certification is the distribution of sleep sacks to every baby born in the Family Birth Center.

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May 21, 2015 · 9:23 am

Medical Explorers tour OR

Medical Explorer tour operating room

Medical Explorer Post 9152 is sponsored by St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

The high school students of Medical Explorer Post 9152 sponsored by St. Anthony’s Medical Center enjoyed a tour of the operating room. The explorers spoke with the OR staff, practiced performing a laparoscopic surgery, learned how to scrub and sterilize, how to gown and glove, practiced stapling and fixing broken bones, learned about the instruments used during surgery, and more. St. Anthony’s is one of only a few hospitals in the St. Louis area to support a health-related Explorer Post and has the longest tenure of any of the hospitals.

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May 19, 2015 · 10:19 am

FOX 2’s Bobby Hughes returns after health scare

Barbara Long:

Fox2 reporter Bobby Hughes is back covering breaking news after having an aortic aneurysm repaired at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

Originally posted on FOX2now.com:

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(KTVI) – Some of you viewers have been asking about Bobby Hughes. Our overnight guy covering breaking news has been gone for a few weeks. After a health scare, he’s back manning the new Nissan Rogue Runner.

Bobby was experiencing leg pain after aggravating an old back injury. He went to St. Anthony’s Medical Center for an MRI. This time, it was the doctor delivering the news, and it wasn’t good. During the MRI, doctors spotted an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a dangerous bulge in the aorta. The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-filled blood from the heart to all parts of the body. In the abdomen, the aorta splits into iliac arteries which carry blood to the legs.

Surgeons usually operate when the bulge gets to 5-1/2 cm in men and 5 cm in women. These patients have a 10 percent chance of a rupture…

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Treatment for Aneurysms

Arthur 'Buz' Kaido

“All things considered, I couldn’t have had a better experience.” Arthur ‘Buz’ Kaido

In September 2014, Arthur “Buz” Kaido underwent an iliac branch stent-graft procedure with Brian Peterson, M.D., a SLUCare vascular surgeon specializing in treating aneurysms. In November 2013, Dr. Peterson was the first surgeon in the world to perform the procedure, at St. Anthony’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

“This new device offers a treatment not previously available for patients who have an aneurysm of their aortic and iliac arteries,” Dr. Peterson said. “Before this device was available, repairs of this type of aneurysm required sacrificing one of the major blood vessels, putting the patient at risk of decreased blood flow to the pelvis. That decreased blood flow most commonly manifests as pain while walking, and difficulty walking. With this new device, patients can be back to their normal daily activities with fewer restrictions more quickly.”

After spending a restrictive two-week recuperation period at home, the semi-retired solar energy consultant received a clean bill of health in follow-up visits with Dr. Peterson. Buz is now back to his regular strenuous activities, maintaining his 30-plus-acre Jefferson County home and grounds and related equipment. Read his story.

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Treatment for Varicose Veins

Accredited Facility Vein Center - IAC logo

First in bi-state area to be accredited in vein services.

If you’re struggling with the discomfort and unsightliness of varicose veins, St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates Vein Services offers five different treatment options:

  • Endovenous thermal ablation
  • Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser treatments

St. Anthony’s also is the first facility that serves patients from Missouri or Illinois to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in venous treatment and management. St. Anthony’s is only the 20th facility in the country to earn accreditation from the IAC.

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40 Years in South County

Forty years ago, St. Anthony’s Medical Center opened its doors at 10010 Kennerly Road, on the former site of a farm and peach orchard. St. Anthony’s has grown in the tradition of its predecessor, St. Anthony’s Hospital, operated by the Franciscan Sisters at Chippewa Street and Grand Boulevard from 1900 to 1975.

St. Anthony’s:

  • was among only four of 15 private hospitals in St. Louis that opened its doors to influenza patients during the great flu epidemic in 1920.
  • gained national recognition as the Midwest’s primary treatment center for polio victims during the mid-20th century polio epidemic.
  • sponsored the first-ever Mobile Intensive/Coronary Care Unit (MICCU) in the south St. Louis county area in 1976, the forerunner of the modern paramedic system.
  • formed St. Anthony’s Cardiology Center in 2011 through a unique partnership with St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates, a practice that includes the area’s top cardiologists.

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April 22, 2015 · 5:15 pm

New Psychiatrist

Abraham Medaris, M.D.

Abraham Medaris, M.D.

Abraham Medaris, M.D., board certified in psychiatry, has joined the behavioral health services at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.  Dr. Medaris earned his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center.

He is part of St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Specialists, Suite 364B in the Medical Office Building, 10004 Kennerly Road, on the St. Anthony’s campus. The office phone number is 314-525-4429.

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