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Mercy furloughs workers, cuts jobs starting this week; unclear how many at Mercy South

‘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.’

May 12, 2020

Mercy is furloughing employees and cutting jobs across its four-state system starting this week due to the coronavirus, but it’s unclear how many of those layoffs and job cuts will happen in St. Louis. The furloughs will start this week and continue through the end of July, as needed, Mercy said in...

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...

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

A sign points to the Mercy drive-thru testing site in Chesterfield. Mercy has also opened two sites in Jefferson County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold last week the day it was set to open, but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure the site run...

South County coronavirus testing site set to open today placed on hold

A sign points to the Mercy drive-thru testing site in Chesterfield. Mercy has also opened two sites in Jefferson County.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold Wednesday – the day it was set to open – but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure...

Special School District Teacher of the Year works with students for Mehlville’s classes

Special School District Superintendent Elizabeth Keenan, above in black, surprises Sarah Nowell with the award for SSD’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

February 11, 2020

Special School District of St. Louis County has selected Sarah Nowell as its 2020 Teacher of the Year. Nowell is a community-based vocational instruction teacher for the district and works with high-school students from the Mehlville School District at their work site at Mercy Hospital South. She earned t...

New Year’s baby welcomed at Mercy South

New Year’s baby welcomed at Mercy South

January 8, 2020

  The first Mercy Hospital South baby of 2020 is Tyler Jacob Vogt, born at 2:19 a.m. Jan. 2. Tyler weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-and-a-half inches long. His parents are Kristen and Jake Vogt of Waterloo, Illinois. Tyler joins two older brothers, Henry, 5, and Lucas, 7, who was also bo...

Snyder’s killer said, ‘If I’d known he was a cop, I wouldn’t have shot him’

Snyder's killer said, 'If I'd known he was a cop, I wouldn't have shot him'

February 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The trial of the south county man who admits he shot and killed Officer Blake Snyder is underway in Clayton this week, and with Trenton Forster’s guilt not up for debate, most of the courtroom testimony centers around whether a St. Louis Count...

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

January 26, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities insi...

Two from Florissant killed on Interstate 55 after traffic tied up due to hazmat spill

Two from Florissant killed on Interstate 55 after traffic tied up due to hazmat spill

December 19, 2018

Two people were killed in a car crash at Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road Tuesday, after they stopped due to a traffic tie-up caused by a hazmat spill on the interstate. A man and woman from Florissant were rear-ended by a pickup truck about 2:50 p.m. as they were standing in stopped traffic on the inter...

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