Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Top 100 Hospitals List Bypasses Our Town

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Top 100 Hospitals List Bypasses Our Town

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WEEK THAT WAS: Not one of our area hospitals made the cut among the "Top 100 Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success" in the December issue of Healthcare magazine. However, kudos to St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., which was recognized. . . .

Remember the item about the 112 faulty furnaces, installed in Phase II of the Clinton Peabody apartments? Well, after they were condemned by Laclede Gas, estimates to bring them up to snuff ranged from $100,000 to $200,000, according to a St. Louis Housing Authority exec. "They were condemned all because of negligence," said the source, "because no one in the development or technical services discovered the improper design. It was supposed to be monitored, but instead it was signed off. If the work isn't done soon, the water pipes will freeze." . . .

Do-gooder Donna Wilkinson is being paged to become a consultant to Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Ill. Wilkinson got her bachelor's degree at Michigan State. . . .

Emerson Electric's vice chairman and chief administrative officer, Bob Staley, has been tagged to head Far East operations for Emerson. He will make one more visit to Hong Kong in January, then he and wife Liz will move there in mid-February. . . .

Dr. George T. Grossberg has been upped to chairman of the department of psychiatry and human behavior at St. Louis University Med. School. He became an instructor in the department in 1978, was named division chief of geriatric psychiatry in 1981 and full professor in 1990. His wife is Darla. . . .

Michael J. Fitzgerald, retired sales exec with The Suburban Journals, is getting more than 15 minutes of fame these days via a mention in "If They Move, Kill `Em," the bio of film director Sam Peckinpah. Fitzgerald served with Peckinpah in the Marines' First Division in China in World War II.

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HOT FLASHES: By now, members of the Missouri Athletic Club should have received letters of the club's intent to buy the Town & Country Racquet Club from John Morrissey for in excess of $3. …

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