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"Providing quality patient-focused health care to my patients is a priority."

Dr. George M. Kichura
Physician Leadership Council Member

MHI News

To view the latest news from MHI on improving health and health care regionally, please visit the Midwest Health Hub archive by clicking here.




Colorado Identifies $140 Million in Health Care Waste | 03.25.20

MHI applauds the efforts of its counterpart in Colorado, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). In a recent report, CIVHC identified over $140 million in low-value care being delivered in the state. A copy of the report is available here.

Community Diabetes Dashboard | 02.27.20

As part of the Defeat Diabetes STL campaign, MHI partnered with the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition to produce a new community dashboard for type 2 diabetes metrics in the St. Louis region, including prevalence, screening, care management and utilization, and health care spending. View dashboard by clicking here.

LiveWellSTL.org Celebrates 6-Year Milestone | 01.01.20

LiveWellSTL has spent the past six years connecting St. Louisians to more than 2,500 local events and resources to help them move more, eat better, and lose weight, and feel well. Its keyword searches and filters have helped more than 243,000 St. Louisians connect with health in ways that meet their interests, schedules, and budgets. To find events near you or to learn how to submit your organization's events visit www.LiveWellSTL.org.

$703 Million in Low-Value Care in Washington State | 10.31.19

The Washington Health Alliance found that an estimated $703 million was spent on low-value care between calendar years 2014-2017. The report finds that 10 areas of low-value care accounted for more than 90% of all low-value care. Learn more by clicking here

MHI Analysis of Primary Care Investment in St. Louis Metro Region | 10.01.19

The MHI analysis shows that, as a region, the St. Louis metropolitan region spent an average 5.6 percent of overall health spending on primary care. A large national survey found rates of primary care spending of between 5.6 percent and 10.2 percent, depending on how the spending was calculated.

For more on the study, please click here.