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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Patient Story: Blockage to Recovery

Tim Huffman and sons at the ice rink.

Tim Huffman received a stent in less than one hour.

Tim Huffman wasn’t himself one morning in November: he figured he was getting a bad cold. Paramedics determined otherwise, and rushed Tim to St. Anthony’s Emergency Department with a massive heart attack.

Forty-nine minutes after he arrived, Tim achieved lasting relief after Interventional Cardiologist William Wright, M.D., performed a cardiac catheterization and opened Tim’s blocked artery with a stent.

“I can’t thank Dr. Wright enough,” recalled Tim, 52. “When he opened that stent up in my heart, I was 100 percent better.”

See Tim’s story in in St. Anthony’s online magazine Your Health Today.

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Breast Surgeon Welcomed

Nina G. Callaway, MD

Nina G. Callaway, MD

Breast surgeon Nina Callaway, M.D., has joined Sarah Snell, M.D., as part of St. Anthony’s Breast Surgery Specialists at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

Dr. Callaway completed her Fellowship in Breast Oncology at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. She previously served as Chief Resident at Central Michigan University College of Medicine and earned her Doctor of Medicine from Rush University. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

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Stage 6 achieved by physician practices

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) Analytics has certified 22 St. Anthony’s Physician Organization (SAPO) practices as the first practices in the St. Louis area to achieve HIMMS Stage 6 for ambulatory use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Achieving Stage 6 shows providers have more tools to help them and their patients actively prevent illness, including population health management. The electronic records system is able to recognize conditions to provide reminders and decision support tools for the physician and patient. It also has the structure to apply the same logic to all similar patients and track internal quality reporting, which allows physicians to benefit from the work and knowledge of other providers and improve the care for all patients.

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Celebrating 40 Years in South County

St. Anthony's is celebrating 40 years of service in South County.

Forty years ago this April (2015), 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. (See history.)

Today, as the third-largest hospital in St. Louis, St. Anthony’s provides a complete spectrum of care, including emergency, cancer, cardiac, orthopedics, maternity, behavioral health, stroke, sleep lab, wound treatment and hospice.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Team

Seiichi Noda, M.D., FACS

Seiichi Noda, M.D., FACS

Seiichi Noda, M.D., FACS, has joined the team of outstanding physicians, nurses and staff at St. Anthony’s Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Noda has more than 17 years of cardiothoracic surgery experience, specializing in minimally invasive heart surgery and off-pump coronary bypass surgery. He is board certified in surgery and in thoracic surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis and completed his surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., where he also served as an instructor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Noda’s office is located in Suite 403 of the Physicians Office Center, 10015 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, Mo., on the St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus.

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