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South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

South County gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

May 4, 2020

St. Louis County is now providing limited COVID-19 testing to county residents at two drive-thru sites.  Residents will have to show symptoms and meet testing criteria in order to get a test. Drive-thru testing sites will be offered at county health clinics in South County and North County. Thi...

On 107th birthday, St. Louis man is oldest in United States to beat COVID-19

Rudi Heider celebrates his 107th birthday and his successful recovery in beating COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

A 107-year old Chesterfield resident is believed to be the oldest patient in the United States and one of the oldest in the world to recover from the coronavirus. Rudi Heider celebrated his “miraculous” COVID-19 recovery on his 107th birthday, April 29, when he first met all the benchmarks for r...

Oakville team collaborates on emergency ventilator designed to prevent shortages

Dr. Brian Froelke of Oakville, above, is shown just after receiving a protoype of the ARMEE ventilator in the mail. The simple ventilator can be 3D printed from just a few parts costing less than $100.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

A nonprofit crowdsourced initiative to prevent a shortage of ventilators in hospitals due to the coronavirus has connected engineers and physicians across the country and the world, with key players in South County contributing to the project. As medical experts looking at Italy in March warned of possib...

VIDEO: COVID-19 patient goes home on his birthday; ‘Code Sunshine’ is the call

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home last week with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care. He was treated with convalescent plasma donated by someone recovered from COVID-19. 
Mercy South calls a ‘Code Sunshine’ to celebrate with COVID-19 patients as they leave the hospital. After Bill left through the lobby with Lynn to cheers from workers lining the halls, some of his nurses and therapists signed his shirt with their motto ‘Stayin’ Alive.’

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 1, 2020

After two weeks in intensive care and a week on a ventilator, a Mercy Hospital South patient headed home last week on his birthday, his coronavirus battle behind him. After being admitted on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, the patient, who only wanted to be identified by his first name Bill, left th...

Coronavirus: What you need to know

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 2, 2020

Despite a warning from the Centers for Disease Control last week that it is not if, but when, coronavirus will become a widespread epidemic in the United States, St. Louis County officials say that they are prepared and the spread of the disease in this area is still far off. The respiratory illness coronavirus...

Mercy’s mammography van will provide free mammograms at Hancock clinic

The new sign in front of the newly renamed Mercy Hospital South. Photo by Pat Dillon.

February 21, 2020

Mercy's mammography van will provide free mammograms for the uninsured next week in Lemay. The van will be at the Hancock Clinic, 9417 S. Broadway, Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are insured or uninsured and over the age of 40, Mercy can provide a mammogram for you. If you are...

Cardinal Glennon opens new South County location this week

Cardinal Glennon opens new South County location this week

November 5, 2019

SSM Cardinal Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital opened a new pediatric health care specialty services center in south St. Louis County Monday.  The new SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services building is located at 13000 Butler Crest Drive, 63128, and will offer the larg...

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