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St. Joseph Medical Center – Heart patient Angela Persinger press release

Uncategorized / March 19, 2020

Media Statement 03-19-2020 from St. Joseph Medical Center 

St. Joseph Medical Center currently has its first positive case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The patient is hospitalized in isolation where our clinical teams are following CDC protocols. 

St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to protecting the safety of our hospital patients, healthcare providers and community and remains in close contact with the Jackson County Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure proper precautions are followed. 

Our hospital has identified the staff who encountered the patient while providing care and is following all guidelines regarding potential healthcare work exposure. At this time, our top priority remains protecting public health and ensuring the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers, and community.

If you would like additional information, you may contact Missouri Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-877-435-8411 or emailing


About St. Joseph Medical Center

Founded in 1874, St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 274-bed acute-care hospital serving Kansas City area communities. St. Joseph has grown to meet the community’s needs, becoming the first hospital in Kansas City to launch comprehensive senior care services, and it is among an elite group of providers having earned the Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Services offered include emergency care, cardiology, wound care, and orthopedics. St. Joseph Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare. For more information, visit