Survey: Illinois May Face Nurse ShortageOne-third of registered nurses, age 55 and older, indicated they'll retire in the next five years, leaving potential voids in psychiatric, school and other nursing specialties.
SSM Parting Ways With Neurosurgeon Who Operated on Wrong Side of Woman's BrainSSM Health Care and Dr. Armond Levy both confirm that his contract was not renewed.
SSM Health Care Uses New Text Messaging System to Alert FamiliesAll SSM Health Care Hospitals in St. Louis will be using a text messaging system that sends live updates of patients to their loved one and families.
Affordable Care Act, Sequestration Hit St. Louis Hospitals HardBack in June, BJC Healthcare cut 160 employees, St. Anthony's laid off 23, and last month SSM Health Care cut more than 200 jobs locally.
SSM Cuts Nearly 600 Jobs In 4 StatesA St. Louis-based Catholic-sponsored health care system is cutting 586 jobs in four states, including 206 in the St. Louis region.
St. Louis Area Sees Rise in Urgent Care CentersLocal hospitals noted the trend from the ER to urgent care. Mercy now operates eight urgent care locations and SSM Health Care will soon have four.
Missouri Hospital Chain Sorry for Botched SurgerySSM Health Care's apology following a lawsuit filed on behalf of Regina Turner of St. Ann.
SSM Health Care to Purchase Dean Health SystemsSSM Health Care, one of the largest Catholic health care providers in the U.S. says the transaction could be complete by this summer.
SSM St. Louis Names New CEOChris Howard (pictured) takes over for the retiring Jim Sanger.
SSM Health Care Won't Hire SmokersThe organization says it wants to improve the health of its employees and set an example.

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