Chenitra Grimes-Washington recently returned with family members to thank the team who helped save her life.
A patient was admitted to Christian Hospital for a pulmonary embolism. The skills that we have available here combined with the way our staff works together is what saved this patients life.
As supervisor of social services at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, Valerie Valiant, 51, of Florissant, Mo., spends her days empowering individuals and families in the community to overcome barriers.
Christian Hospital’s cardiology team is ready to take care of the sickest of patients. One of the capabilities allowing them to do so is the Impella CP® ventricular assist device. In use for about 10 years at Christian Hospital, this innovative device allows interventional cardiologists to perform heart procedures on patients with the most severe cases by keeping their hearts pumping.
In July, Cheryl Koch, 74, of Florissant, Mo., was eating at a restaurant when she noticed her food wouldn’t go down. Concerned, she returned home. Her chest was tightening, and her blood pressure was alarmingly high. Her neighbor called 911, and the paramedics told her she needed to go to the emergency room (ER) right away.