Mercy Springfield

A new program being implemented by Mercy Health System is designed to catch postpartum depression in women.  And health experts hope it will lead to more women getting treatment.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

Springfield mom and Mercy employee Kim Crist had a difficult pregnancy.  And when she finally went into labor it lasted 36 hours.  She thinks that’s what led to her developing postpartum depression after her daughter was born.

A four-year-old Springfield girl has a new outlook on life after a successful cataract procedure at Mercy hospital. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on what officials are calling a milestone in pediatric care.

Alyssa Crain twists atop her father’s lap inside a fourth floor office of Mercy Springfield’s Surgery Center. She's bit bashful today, burying her face in dad’s chest, as he fields questions on her recently-completed surgery.

Erin Crain says his daughter’s diagnosis was shocking.

Five southwest Missouri non-profits are to collectively receive $100,000 through Mercy Clinic’s Force for Good grant program, which is funded through the contributions of the company’s physicians and co-workers. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.

As the number of people with cataracts grows, a new laser surgery option is gaining momentum, with Mercy Hospital Springfield set to become the first in the region to offer the bladeless procedure next week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Roughly 30 cataracts surgeries are performed at the hospital’s Eye and Ear Center each day, according to Dr. Shachar Tauber, Mercy ophthalmology section chair. And while the Catalys Precision Laser System won’t necessarily speed up the amount of patients right away, it’ll help with accuracy, he says.

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