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.
Christian Hospital is pleased to welcome the new physicians to medical staff.
Palliative care focuses on relief of the pain, stress, and other debilitating symptoms of serious illness while aggressive therapy is still being pursued.