Mercy has officially opened its four-story, 125,000-square-foot Virtual Care Center—the world’s first. The facility not only houses the nation’s largest single-hub electronic intensive care unit, but also provides a center for telemedicine innovation and a testing ground for new health care products and services. Mercy will enable some of the nation’s best providers to use technology to deliver care to patients 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year when and where they need it.
GRANDPARENTS HONORED—The halls of Guardian Angel School, in Oran, MO, were filled with love on Thu., Sept. 17, when students celebrated Grandparent’s Day. The festivities began with Mass at 8 a.m. with pastor Fr. Randy Tochtrop, followed by cookies, coffee, and milk for all the students, grandparents, special friends, teachers, and staff in the school cafeteria. (Submitted photos)
With assistance from one of their school’s alumnus, students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Sikeston will receive a technology boost in their education this school year.
Charles B. Luber, chief executive officer of the Lay Family Foundation, presented a check for $45,000 to the Sikeston school during a back-to-school open house Aug. 17. The funds will be used to purchase 72 iPads for all teachers and students in the upper grades.
In addition to the iPads, the school received a charging cart for the iPads, a traveling classroom set of iPads, cases for each iPad, Apple Care, and projectors. St. Francis Xavier currently has 122 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you …” —Rom 1:8
On Tue., Sept. 15, 2015, it was publicly announced in Rome, and here in Missouri, that Pope Francis has appointed me to be the next Bishop of Kansas City—St. Joseph. My installation there will take place on Nov. 4, 2015, the feast of St. Charles Borromeo.