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Cardinal Glennon PICU Rates Best in Missouri, Among Best in the Country
The Consumer Reports story titled "Dangerous infections are more likely in pediatric units" reports an investigative study by Consumer Reports Health Rating Center. Sample and findings:
  • 92 pediatric ICUs in 31 states and DC
  • Year group 2010
  • Data source: Leap Frog (voluntary reporting)
  • Limited analysis to hospitals with large enough samples to yield statistically meaningful results 
  •  Compared hospitals that treat sickest patients in their regions
  • Average of 1.8/1000 days on the lines = 20% higher than national rates for adults (1.5 per 1000 in 2009)
  • Some PICUs had rates as high as 7.2, more than 4 times national average

The story ranks PICUs on a scale of 5 (best) to 1 (worst). PICUs are listed by institution and grouped by state.

Click here to read the story and see how SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center ranks.  

Reuters Spotlights New Study by Cardinal Glennon and SLU Hematologist Dr. John Puetz

Dr. Puetz with Grason

Dr. Puetz examines 3 1/2-year-old
Grayson Miller who was diagnosed with hemophilia fours days after birth.


Reuters Health interviewed SSM Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University Pediatric Hematologist John Puetz, MD, about his recent study in the Journal of Pediatrics - "Widespread Use of Fresh Frozen Plasma in US Children's Hospitals Despite Limited Evidence Demonstrating a Beneficial Effect."
Click here to read the Reuters Health article.
Click here to learn more about the study.
Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University Physicians Named Best Doctors in America® for 2011-2012

Congratulations to the following SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine Physicians Named Best Doctors in America® for 2011-2012!

According to, the Best Doctors in America® list includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians. The list represents the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. with more than 46,000 doctors in over 400 specialties and subspecialties across the country.

Saleem Abdulrauf, MD, Neurosurgery


Gary M. Albers, MD, Pulmonology


Saadeh B. Al-Jureidini, MD, Cardiology


Teresa L. Andreone, MD, Critical Care


Stephen J. Barenkamp, MD, Infectious Disease


Craig W. Belsha, MD, Nephrology


Stephen R. Braddock, MD, Medical Genetics


David S. Brink, MD, Pathology


Burt Bromberg, MD, Cardiology


Oscar Cruz, MD, Opthalmology


Bradley Davitt, MD, Opthalmology


David P. Dempsher, MD, Endocrine


John F. Eisenbeis, MD, Otolaryngology


Elizabeth Engel, MD, Orthopaedics


William S. Ferguson, MD, Hematology/Oncology


Casimir F. Firlit, MD, Urology


Robert E. Fleming, MD, Neonatology


Thomas M. Foy, MD, Gastroenterology


Jeremy Garrett, MD, Critical Care


Thomas J. Geller, MD, Neurology


M. Susan Heaney, MD, Pediatrics


William J. Keenan, MD, Neonatology


Allen P. Knutsen, MD, Allergy


Atchawee Luisiri, MD, Radiology


Jay E. Noffsinger, MD, Sports Medicine


Blakeslee E. Noyes, MD, Pulmonology


Dennis M. O’Connor, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases


John R. Peter, MD, Emergency Medicine


Howard Place, MD, Orthopaedics


Jill K. Powell, MD, Gynecology


Aki S. Puryear, MD, Orthopaedics


Robert S. Ream, MD, Critical Care


Jerry Rosenblum, MD, Gastroenterology


H. Farouk Sadiq, MD, Neonatology


Anthony J. Scalzo, MD, Emergency Medicine


Kenneth Schowengerdt, MD, Cardiology


Angela M. Sharkey, MD, Cardiology


Elaine Siegfried, MD, Dermatology


John A. Stith, MD, ENT


Jeffrey Teckman, MD, Gastroenterology


Sherida E. Tollefsen, MD, Endocrine


Dennis W. Vane, MD, Surgery


Robert W. Wilmott, MD, Pulmonology


Ellen G. Wood, MD, Nephrology


Kenyan Boy Receives Free Heart Surgery at Cardinal Glennon
Read the story in the Columbia Daily Tribune, here.