St. Louis – An organization representing Missouri's 140 hospitals says physicians are providing the right care to treat certain diseases most of the time.
The Missouri Hospital Association says between April and September 2003, hospitals met international standards for treating heart attacks 89 percent of the time, 79 percent for heart failure and 74 percent for pneumonia.
MHA president Mark Smith says the data is a valuable gauge for both providers and patients.
The flags of three nations flew above the Mississippi River Sunday.
Thousands gathered at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to mark 200 years since the United States took control of the Louisiana Terrority from France.
The 1804 treaty was a pivotal moment in the histories of the United States, Spain, France, and also for countless American Indian Nations. KWMU's Kevin Lavery prepared this report on the legacy of the Louisiana Purchase.