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Missouri House and Senate Begin Hearings on Medicaid Reform

The Missouri House and Senate have appointed special committees to study reform of the state’s Medicaid system and the issue of Medicaid expansion funded under the Affordable Care Act. These committees have begun holding hearings. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one of the groups, the House Interim Committee on Citizens and Legislators Working Group […]

Three Medical Society Members Appointed to Medicaid Reform Panel

Three SLMMS members have been appointed by Missouri House of Representatives Speaker Tim Jones to serve on a 50-member panel that will study reform of the state’s Medicaid system.  They are: emergency medicine specialist Randy Jotte, MD; family physician Ed Weisbart, MD; and internal medicine physician Charles Willey, MD. This Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid […]

Washington University School of Medicine Announces Plans for New Research Building

Link to full article on WUSM website Washington University School of Medicine plans to construct an energy-efficient, multistory research building dedicated to interdisciplinary research on some of the most complex problems in human biology. Positioned along McKinley Avenue just west of Taylor Avenue, the six-story building eventually will house 138,000 square feet of highly flexible, […]

St. Anthony’s Medical Center Appoints New CEO

Link to announcement on St. Anthony’s website The Board of Directors of St. Anthony’s Medical Center in South St. Louis County announced that Michael E. Rindler has been named Chief Executive Officer effective June 18. “We are very pleased to have Michael join our senior leadership team as CEO. He is a highly accomplished healthcare […]

SLU: Physicians Should Screen Elderly for Frailty

SLU Geriatrician Leads Team of International Experts on New Research ST. LOUIS — Everyone older than 70 should be checked for frailty, a condition that is both easily treated and potentially deadly, according to an article by representatives from six major international and U.S. medical organizations. “Frailty is extraordinarily common, affecting between 5 and 10 […]

Missouri Professionals Mutual Launches Disability Insurance Program for Missouri and Kansas Physicians

ST. LOUIS, June 3, 2013 – Missouri Professionals Mutual (MPM), a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance in Missouri and Kansas, is making available to physicians in both states as much as $1.5 million in disability insurance for injuries and illnesses that interrupt or end their ability to practice medicine, it was announced today. […]

Commentary Opposes Proposed “Denial of Care” Legislation

Commentary published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 25, 2013 by Ed Weisbart, MD. Law Should Not Put Doctors’ Wishes Over Patient Health As a family physician who has practiced for 34 years and treated tens of thousands of patients, I’m strongly opposed to a bill moving quickly through the Missouri Legislature that would protect […]

SLMMS Member Timothy Eberlein, MD, elected president of surgical association

Read full article (Washington University) Timothy Eberlein, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and an SLMMS member, has been elected president of the Southern Surgical Association. One of the nation’s leading medical groups, the association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of surgery, […]

Mercy plans $300 million upgrade for Jefferson Hospital

St. Louis Business Journal April 26, 2013 Link to full article Mercy plans to invest more than $300 million in its latest acquisition: Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. The health care system plans to spend $110 million on a new patient tower at the renamed Mercy Hospital Jefferson that will transition the now […]

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