Happy birthday to us!
St. Louis and St. Anthony's Medical Center mark milestones in 2014
The City of St. Louis celebrates its 250th birthday this year. Thanks to many fan votes, St. Anthony’s has earned a four-foot-tall fiberglass cake as part of stl250’s “Cakeway to the West” celebration. St. Louis was just 135 years old when the old St. Anthony’s Hospital began its legacy of service to the community on April 18, 1900, at Grand Boulevard and Chippewa Street.
During the great influenza epidemic in 1920, St. Anthony’s was among only four of 15 private hospitals in St. Louis that opened its doors to influenza patients. After St. Louis’ first polio epidemic struck in the summer of 1946, St. Anthony’s gained national recognition as the Midwest’s primary treatment center for polio victims. Today, the medical center provides a spectrum of specialties, including a transformed Emergency Department and groundbreaking cardiac services.
St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation News
St. Anthony's helps health care professionals get their start
St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation is helping to fund the education of future health care professionals with a $10,000 donation to Jefferson College, presented in March. The money will fund five $2,000 scholarships for students enrolled in the Allied Health Programs, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiologic technology or health information technology.
“This donation represents the beginning of a community partnership between Jefferson College and St. Anthony’s,” said Patricia Ranzini, Executive Director of the St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation. “We are both committed to improving the health of our residents by providing the most qualified health care workers, who live and work right here.”
In the Community
Emergency responders attend 'school' at Anthony House
Anthony House – a building on St. Anthony’s campus that formerly housed a skilled nursing facility, psychiatric hospital and offices – is at the end of its useful life. The aging structure requires more than $10 million in renovations and infrastructure improvements and is planned for demolition this year. But from March to May, it served a final useful purpose: as a training facility for area emergency responders.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St. Louis County Police, and numerous municipal police and fire departments could be found at Anthony House for training sessions, including active shooter scenarios. Many of St. Anthony’s employees also participated in the active shooter training.
“We are always looking to train in the most realistic environment we can,” said Lt. Bob Wolf, commander of the S.W.A.T. unit of the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Troop C. “Thanks to St. Anthony’s; we appreciate the opportunity.”
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