Impacting Lives: Expanding Our Network

In May 2018, St. Luke’s Hospital acquired Des Peres Hospital. This acquisition allowed our extraordinary physicians and dedicated healthcare team to provide services in over 60 medical specialties at both of the acute care hospitals and more than 30 other locations in the greater St. Louis area.

More doctors in more locations

In the past year, we have added 75 physicians to our overall network of care, in particular 26 new physicians to the medical staff at
St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital. In addition, we have closely collaborated with physicians and patients to identify specialists needed at each location. This opportunity provided our patients and the community the access to more doctors and specialists in more locations. 

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More services in more locations

The acquisition of St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital provided an opportunity to expand specialty services including pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology and massage therapy and to reach out to communities in the greater St. Louis area with an increased primary care presence. In addition, the collaboration of our medical staffs allowed us to offer a full spectrum of weight management options from medical weight management, to intensive behavioral and nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management, to surgical weight loss.  

The addition of the MyNewSelf Program to the St. Luke’s network of care provides patients with access to bariatric surgery services that includes several procedure options, pre-surgery education, post-surgery classes and personal nutrition and lifestyle counseling to support a longer, healthier and more active life. MyNewSelf is a comprehensive bariatric program accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®).

 The Medical Weight Management Specialists is part of the Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital. It is a clinic in the area of obesity evaluation and treatment directed by Hani Charles Soudah, MD, PhD, FACP, FACN. The goal of the Center is to take a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with obesity, and to provide evidence-based, compassionate clinical care. The obesity medical team work together to help patients lose and maintain weight loss through lifestyle intervention, medicine and surgical intervention, if needed.

For nutrition-related medical diagnosis including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the Nutrition Wellness and Diabetes Center provides education and training to develop a treatment plan that fits each patient’s lifestyle. The certified diabetes educators assist in developing self-management plans and behaviors related to medications, diet and exercise. The certified weight management specialists provide guidance for lifelong nutrition and behavior modification. 

New ambulatory surgery center to offer extended care rooms for select specialties

St. Luke’s Hospital, Medical Facilities Corporation (MFC) and NueHealth LLC will develop a new ambulatory surgery center (ASC) on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. The new center will be located on the top floor of the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge, Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B at 111 St. Luke’s Center Drive. 

The ASC, to be named St. Luke’s Surgery Center of Chesterfield, will initially offer five specialties, including orthopedics, gynecology, gastrointestinal (GI), plastic surgery and general surgery. The surgery center will feature extended care rooms to accommodate outpatient surgeries such as total joint replacement of the knee and hip. Thirteen local physicians have joined the development as owner/partners. Both the number of partner physicians and the specialties will likely increase before or after the new facility opens.

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St. Luke’s Desloge Outpatient Center, Building B

Opening of Cochlear Implant Center of St. Luke’s expands access to medical and surgical problems related to the ear

Early 2019 saw the addition of The Cochlear Implant Center at
St. Luke’s Hospital, helping adults and children with problems related to the ear, with a focus on the evaluation and treatment of otologic and neurotologic disorders. The Cochlear Implant Center treats disorders like hearing loss, dizziness, facial paralysis and tumors of the skull base such as acoustic neuromas.

The team of nationally-recognized expert surgeons are neurotology fellowship trained, board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Neurotology, and are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in this field.

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Family Medicine Residency ACGME Accreditation

The family medicine residency program at St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital was awarded ACGME Initial Accreditation in January 2019. This accreditation allows for the continued heritage of graduate medical education on the St. Luke’s Des Peres campus. The program is approved for 12 residents that will begin with the July 2019 class. Family medicine is a three-year residency program which upon completion, the graduates provide primary care to the communities they serve. The program is facilitated by a program director and a full-time coordinator.

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 St. Luke’s Des Peres Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

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