Charitable Foundation funds
team-building strategies at Hyland

The staff at Hyland Behavioral Health welcomed a special visitor Feb. 1. Business consultant Karen McComb, shown standing, is working with staff to foster communication and engagement and develop emotional intelligence and relationships. Karen’s work has been funded by St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation.

Karen began by interviewing employees and conducting an organizational assessment of the four inpatient units, the Assessment and Referral Department, and the Outpatient Program. She will develop a report and provide recommendations, and will use those recommendations to develop seminars approved by the hospital to present to the Hyland Behavioral staff.

Kudos to the Cardiac Rehab team

Congratulations to the staff of St. Anthony’s Cardiac Rehab Program in honor of Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2017, Feb. 12 through 18.

Cardiac Rehab is designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of cardiac illness, reduce risk for sudden death or relapse, control cardiac symptoms, stabilize or improve the patient’s condition and enhance quality of life. The Cardiac Rehab Team is under the direction of Michael Goldmeier, MD, Medical Director; and Ellen Smith, Executive Director, Heart and Vascular Institute. The team includes a unit secretary, registered nurses and exercise physiologists who provide exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families. St. Anthony’s Cardiac Rehab is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), coincides both with Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health. This year’s theme, "Cardiac Rehab: Going Beyond the Beat,” honors the patients, families and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to cardiac rehab as a vehicle for a healthy lifestyle.

And the name of the new café is…

Kennerly’s! Congratulations to Kim Kaikkonen, Executive Assistant in Marketing/Charitable Foundation, for coming up with the name of the successor to Café Anthony, now under renovation. Kim will receive 15 Starbucks grande-sized coffees for providing the winning entry.

“My husband and I eat at a restaurant down by us called Main & Mill, and it’s named after the streets where it’s located,” Kim explained. “I thought about the location of the hospital and thought Kennerly’s would be a great name. After learning more about the historical significance of the name, I knew it was perfect.”

Members of the Kennerly family were early residents of St. Louis and landowners in the South County area. Family members included military veterans, a doctor and a dentist. The area surrounding Kennerly Road was predominantly rural until well after World War II.

The new café is scheduled to open by mid-March. It will serve Starbucks coffee and various Frappuccino drinks, in addition to a regular food menu.

Hyland 40th anniversary celebration kickoff is Feb. 22

Please join the kickoff celebration for the 40th anniversary of Hyland Behavioral Health on Wednesday, Feb. 22, hosted by St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation and Hyland.

Special guest for the day will be Kevin Hines, an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker and suicide prevention and mental health advocate. Kevin has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Presentations are scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m in the hospital auditorium. Listen to Kevin speak and learn more about the Charitable Foundation’s “One Peace at a Time” fundraising initiative on behalf of Hyland and the patients we serve.

St. Anthony’s families: scholarship opportunities

St. Anthony’s employees and their families are invited to apply online for three scholarships offered through the generosity of the St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation and the Memmolo family. They are the Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Employees,

St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Memmolo Memorial Scholarship, all programs of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.

For a link to the application and more information, visit www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/Employees/Scholarship. Deadline for applications is April 15. For additional questions, contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager for the St. Louis Community Foundation at (314) 880-4960, scholarships@stlgives.org. You also may contact Michelle Jost, Director of Professional Practice & Staff Development, at (314) 525-1252.