Critical Care

St. Luke’s University Health Network—A Team Approach to Cardiac and Vascular Care

An emphasis on team-based patient care, along with innovative hybrid technology, has opened the door at St. Luke’s University Health Network to advanced cardiac and vascular procedures that cross disciplinary boundaries.


Why the Worst Ebola Outbreak May Be Worse Than We Thought

The current Ebola epidemic is the most lethal episode of the disease since its discovery in 1976. And yet, even while more than tripling the number of deaths from any previous outbreak, the Ebola crisis may be vastly underestimated, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


The Ethics of Dying: A 21st Century Problem

If advances in resuscitation medicine have effectively redefined death, have the ethical considerations surrounding end-of-life care been reshaped as well? The answer is more complicated than you might think.


SLUCare Brings Together Expertise from Multiple Disciplines to Treat Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders

Diagnosing and treating pancreatic and biliary disorders is complex, often requiring the combined efforts of highly trained specialists to achieve a successful outcome. SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University now offers a Pancreatic and Biliary Program that brings together more than a dozen fellowship-trained specialists to provide expert, multidisciplinary care in partnership with referring physicians. Located at Tenet’s Saint Louis University Hospital, the program uses advanced technologies, testing and therapies to offer patients an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan.


St. Luke’s University Health Network Bolsters Trauma Care Credentials with Miners Campus Certification

With Level IV trauma certification of its Miners Campus, St. Luke’s University Health Network is enhancing the services available in its trauma care network — while speeding patients to advanced care.


Heart Surgery Outcomes among Best in the Nation at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery Program received the top rating — three stars — from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for 2012.