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Recognitions and awards

St. Anthony's Medical Center strives for excellence and is committed to continually improving quality. Below are some of our recognitions:

  • The first accredited Vein Center in the bi-state area.
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center was one of only five hospitals in the St. Louis area and one of ten hospitals in Missouri to be named a Level 1 Stroke Center, the highest designation, when the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began the new designations for stroke care.
  • St. Anthony’s Acute Rehabilitation Department received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 
  • St. Anthony's Cardiac Rehabilitation was recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2015.
  • St. Anthony’s Breast Center has consistently been ranked the industry leader nationwide in patient satisfaction through surveys conducted by Press Ganey Associates.
  • St. Anthony’s Diabetes Education Program received a recognition certificate for quality from the American Diabetes Association.

First in heart care

The physicians of the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s were the first physicians in the St. Louis area to use new technology and techniques. Some of our recent innovations include:

  • First in Missouri to use the Thermocool Smartto uch catheter to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib). This device is the first catheter in the U.S. approved to feature direct contact force technology for the treatment of AFib.
  • First in Missouri to use the Topera Mapping System to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AFib).
  • One of two in the St. Louis area to implant a new miniature cardiac monitor just one week after it received FDA approval. The monitor is one-third the size of an AAA battery, with 20 percent more memory space and the ability to continually monitor the heart wirelessly.
  • First in the world to implant an iliac branch stent graft to treat aortic and iliac aneurysm. The stent-graft was the first of an investigational study on the device that would allow a less invasive procedure to treat aortic and iliac aneurysms.
  • First in the St. Louis area to use Medtronic’s IN.PACT Admira. This is a drug-coated balloon used to treat peripheral artery disease in the upper leg.

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