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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 www.bestdoctors.com, 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.
 
Dr. Matt Broom talks about proper dosing on FOX2now
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SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center ranks in three pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals
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