Celebrating 60 years of history

Staff at St. Anthony's at Southwest Medical Center celebrate 60th anniversary.

Staff at St. Anthony’s at Southwest Medical Center celebrate 60th anniversary.

On October 22, 2014, St. Anthony’s at Southwest Medical Center celebrated its 60th anniversary with a barbecue luncheon for physicians, staff, patients and guests. Over the years, tens of thousands of patients from south St. Louis, South County, Shrewsbury and neighboring communities have relied on medical care at the center. It was one of the first practices in St. Louis to offer an array of medical specialties and on-site diagnostic services – a concept that transformed the delivery of medical care.

Physicians shared the history and memories of St. Anthony’s at Southwest Medical Center from the Korean War era to today.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Activities

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Anthony's hosted a "Pink Night at the Movies."

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, St. Anthony’s hosted a “Pink Night at the Movies.”

Breast Cancer Awareness has been in the spotlight this month at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.  A packed house attended a Pink Night at the Movies at Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine’ on Thursday, Oct. 16. Check out some of the Facebook photos of women learning about how to improve their health before the movie.  In addition, our Breast Care Navigator, Lisa Salvati, RN, MSN, discussed breast health at a Go Pink for Breast Health at South County Center on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Why are annual mammograms s0 important? Watch this video from St. Anthony’s Breast Center and schedule your mammogram today by calling 314-ANTHONY (268-4669).

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Vein Services Accredited – First in St. Louis

St. Anthony's Heart Specialty AssociatesSt. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates Vein Services has earned accreditation in venous treatment and management by The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). St. Anthony’s is the first facility that serves patients from Missouri or Illinois to be accredited and is the 20th facility in the country to be accredited.

St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates, St. Louis, also has accreditation in IAC Vascular Testing, IAC Echocardiography and IAC Nuclear/PET. See more about the accreditation process.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Move!

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If you are a breast cancer survivor, get moving! Last summer, the journal Cancer reported that women diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to meet levels of physical activity linked with longer survival and better quality of life. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 59 percent reported getting less exercise six months after their diagnosis.

If you need help, try the online program or fitness classes available at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

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Cardiologist joins team

Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP

Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is pleased to announce that Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP, is adding his vast experience to the team of cardiologists at St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates.

Dr. Gafford joins an outstanding team of 14 other physicians and five nurse practitioners at St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates. His primary office will be located at 1001 S. Kirkwood Rd., Suite 100 in Kirkwood, Mo. The practice also has an office located on the St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus at 10012 Kennerly Road, Suite 300, in South St. Louis County.

See more about Dr. Gafford’s background and certifications.

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St. Anthony’s Welcomes Radiation Oncologist

Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist

Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist, to the team of doctors at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center. She brings considerable experience treating breast, prostate, lung, head, neck and other cancers.

Dr. Graham will be part of the new St. Anthony’s Radiation Oncology Specialists based at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center. She is the first radiation oncologist to be part of St. Anthony’s Physician Organization. She most recently practiced at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., where she served as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Medical Staff.

See more information about Dr. Graham.

 

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St. Anthony’s welcomes new obstetrician/gynecologists

Two obstetrician/gynecologists have joined St. Anthony’s Medical Center at St. Anthony’s OB/GYN Specialists, formerly Seasons Healthcare for Women. The practice is the newest addition to St. Anthony’s Physician Organization.

Amanda Simmons, MD

Amanda Simmons, MD

Amanda Simmons, M.D., returns to St. Louis, where she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Simmons is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Mario A. Salinas, MD, FACOG

Mario A. Salinas, MD, FACOG

Dr. Simmons will join Mario Salinas, M.D., Dr. Salinas earned his degree from San Marcos University of Medicine in Lima, Peru and completed his residency at Saint Louis University Hospital.

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