U.S. News & World Report Names St. Anthony's Among Best In Treating Two Conditions


U.S. News & World Report is recognizing St. Anthony’s as one of the best hospitals in 2017-18 in two categories: heart failure and colon cancer surgery. St. Anthony’s is listed as a “high performer” in each of these categories.

“We’re proud to have earned this distinction for the high-quality care we provide,” said Raj Swaminathan, MD, chief medical officer. “We are dedicated to providing this level of care to our community when they are in need.”
In 2017, U.S. NewsThe Joint Commission and the American Heart Association each have honored St. Anthony’s for the outstanding care it provides at the only heart failure program of its kind in the St. Louis region.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.  The methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
“For almost three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.


Spirit of St. Anthony Gala to Honor Dave Sindelar


Dave Sindelar

The 2017 Spirit of St. Anthony Royal Gala will honor Dave Sindelar as this year’s Spirit of St. Anthony award winner.

Mr. Sindelar, who passed away in March after a courageous battle with cancer, was a remarkable visionary with a very powerful sense of civic responsibility who left a significant
mark at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. As chairman of the board and chief executive officer, he brought growth and vision to St. Anthony’s.

Mr. Sindelar’s family will be on hand to accept the award on his behalf at the Spirit of St. Anthony Royal Gala, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept.30 at River City Event Center.

The gala will include:

- Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and plated three-course dinner

- Live music by Dr. Zhivegas

- Silent and oral auctions

St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation is aiming to raise more than $120,000 at the gala to benefit St. Anthony’s at Hyland Behavioral Health and its mission to care for people with
mental illness. Money raised will be used to improve access, quality and effectiveness of the Hyland programs that address the critical needs of addiction and mental health in our

To learn more about the gala, to donate or to attend, please contact Valerie Stricker at 314- 525-7351.

St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation works in partnership with St. Anthony’s Medical Center and the community to provide funding to enhance the quality and availability of healthcare services to the community. For more information about St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation, visit sacf-giving.org.