We serve patients and families in our hospital, but also reach out to members of the community with health and wellness seminars, events, screenings and blood drives, as well as other community activities.
Here is a list of upcoming events:
Let's Talk Heart Health -- a series of heart health talks during the months of February and March. All talks held at Des Peres Hospital in conference room 2. Call 1-888-457-5203 to RSVP.
- Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 pm -- “Minorities and Heart Disease”
When it comes to heart disease, a person's ethnic heritage can be a risk factor. Asian and Hispanic Americans are less likely to die from heart disease than white adults. Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives and Africa Americans are considerably more likely to have high blood pressure, be diagnosed with coronary heart disease, or die from heart disease. Cardiologist Antonella Quattromani, MD, presenting.
- Thursday, February 27, 6:30 pm – “Gender Differences in Heart Disease and Heart Surgery” – heart disease is not just a man’s problem – it’s the leading cause of death among women. Presented by cardiothoracic surgeon Dawn Hui, MD.
Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 pm – “Atrial Fibrillation for Beginners” – A general discussion of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, the two most common arrhythmias and the most often associated with stroke. Presented by electrophysiologist Peter Mikolajczak, MD.
Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 pm -- “Reducing Your Risk for a Heart Attack” -- Preventive cardiologist Dr. Michael Twyman reviews steps for optimizing your cholesterol and decreasing your risk of metabolic syndrome without medications.
RiverChase (Fenton, MO) Health Fair -- Saturday, March 8, 8:30 - 11:30 am Des Peres Hospital will offer free blood screenings as part of the RiverChase community center health fair. By appointment only. Please register at 1-888-457-5203.
Screenings will involve a finger stick. Individuals planning to have these screenings are encouraged to fast from midnight the night before and drink only plain water, black coffee or tea. Always follow your doctor's instructions. If in doubt, call your doctor.
Health screenings are not conclusive, but may be indicative of health problems. Individuals should always consult their physician.
MAKOPlasty Partial Knee Resurfacing -- Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm Tired of putting up with debilitating knee pain due to osteoarthritis? A new minimally invasive treatment may be right for you. MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing. With surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology, it saves as much of your original knee as possible while delivering the potential for a more rapid recovery and natural feeling knee. Only available at Des Peres Hospital. Call 1-877-874-1967 to RSVP
Surgical Weight Loss Seminars -- Multiple times during the month. Learn more about weight loss surgery options with the team from MyNewSelf and a surgeon. Call 1-866-573-5673 to register for these free seminars.