St. Mary's Medical Center, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary, is a Joint Commission accredited, 146-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine Institute, Surgical Services and outpatient services. St. Mary’s is among an elite group of providers in treatment for time-critical diagnosis and has earned several quality awards, including Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission and Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. It is also recognized by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Certified Chest Pain Center. St. Mary’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is part of an elite group accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS accredited facilities have met the highest standards of care and patient safety. Presently there are only five centers in Missouri that hold this accreditation.
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