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"Providing quality patient-focused health care to my patients is a priority."
-Dr. George M. Kichura,
Medical Director,
Cardiac Catheterization Lab,
St. Louis Heart and Vascular
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LiveWellSTL.org Completes Successful First Year

LiveWellSTL.org helped about 17,000 local residents find ways to move more, eat better and learn about their health. Join them at livewellstl.org. Interested in sponsorhip? Contact Mary Jo at 314-721-7800.

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Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use

 MHI has begun work on a new communitywide project to reduce potentially inappropriate use of emergency rooms among commerically-insured patients. Did you know that recent studies estimate that more than 30% of emergency room visits are unnecessary and the cost is more than $4.4 billion a year? Did you know much of this potentially inappropriate use is among those with health coverage? Check back here for updates on this important topic.

 

 

 

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MHI Partners with Four Other Regions to Examine Health Care Cost and Resource Use

Last year, MHI was named one of five regional health improvement collaboratives, known as RHICs, to participate in the Healthcare Regional Cost Measurement & Transparency project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. MHI recently met with large, local physician groups to show how the cost of care for their patients compared to patients who saw other primary care providers in the community. Below is a report describing the project in more detail and sharing data on the cost of health care across our community. Click here to access the report. 

 

 

 

Our Mission

To provide a forum where trusted information and shared responsibility are used to improve health and the quality and affordability of health care.


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LiveWellSTL.ORG IS HELPING ST. LOUIS REACH ITS HEALTH GOALS 


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MHI WORKING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND ER UTILIZATION IN THE ST. LOUIS REGION


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MHI RELEASES NEW REPORT ON COST OF HEALTH CARE IN ST. LOUIS REGION


Our Vision

A community where committed partners share trusted information to enable all who use, provide and pay for health care to make informed decisions.