St. Mary's Medical Center

  • As a division of Carondelet Health and a member of Ascension Health, St. Mary's Medical Center is a JCAHO-accredited, 139-bed medical center offering a full array of acute care, outpatient and extended care services.

    Included in the center services are a 24-hour emergency department, The Birthing Center, the medical mall, radiation oncology, rehabilitation center, and Affiliated Therapies of St. Mary's and Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. The Medical Mall at St. Mary's Medical Center provides outpatient services at a convenient location, including outpatient surgery, the GI Lab, bronchoscopy, outpatient infusion, radiology including mammography, ultrasound and MRI, cardiovascular services, cardiac rehabilitation, admitting, patient scheduling, laboratory services and pain clinic.

    Located adjacent to the medical center campus, St. Mary's Manor is a 146-bed long-term care and 57-bed residential care facility.

    Residency Program: Orthopedic Surgery

    Medical Education Department 

    St. Mary's Medical Center
    Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc.
    Orthopedic Residency Training Program
    203 NW R.D. Mize Road, Suite #250
    Blue Springs, MO 64014  

    Director of Medical Education 

    Steve Gialde, DO

    Program Director

    Charles Orth, DO

    Program Coordinator 

    Melody Johnson

    Program Description

    St. Mary’s Orthopedic Surgery Residency program is an AOA-approved Option 1 five-year residency program which allows residents to participate in orthopedic cases based upon the progressive development of their individual abilities and skills. The program is designed to provide each resident the opportunity to exercise clinical judgment and to develop surgical techniques, achieving an optimal level of competence in the practice of orthopedic surgery. This orthopedic surgery training program is under the direction of Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc., and located in Blue Springs, Missouri at St. Mary’s Medical Center, is cosponsored by KCU-COM, and a member of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Educational Consortium (OPTI).

    OSI has two metropolitan offices and three clinics in rural area hospitals. The OSI Surgeons have been trainers in orthopedics since 1969, initially thru the University Hospital at the University of Health Sciences, now known as Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

    The St. Mary’s program has affiliations with multiple area hospitals, including: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Cameron Regional Medical Center, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Excelsior Springs Medical Center, Menorah Medical Plaza, North Kansas City Hospital, Ray County Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Center. There are also affiliations at several surgical centers in the metropolitan area.

    Residents participate in weekly didactics and lectures, hospital grand rounds, tumor conferences, pediatric orthopedics lectures presented by Children’s Mercy Hospital preceptors, the Department of Orthopedics at Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill as well as Journal Club.

    Residents participate in out-rotations during their second, third and fourth years, including Pediatrics, Hand, Spine, Oncology and Trauma.

    • Pediatric Orthopedic Rotation (3 months) at Children’s Mercy Hospital
    • Hand Rotation (2 months).
    • Spine Rotation (1 month).
    • Orthopedic Oncology Rotation (2 months)
    • Orthopedic Trauma (2 months) at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

    Additional benefits include a high case volume with a broad scope of pathology and surgical treatment including Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Hand. Residents actively participate in surgeries as they progress in their skills. This program is approved for 17 orthopedic surgery residency positions.

    Program Benefits: FY 2011-12 


    OGME Salary Vacation
    OGME 1  $44,000  15
    OGME 2  $45,000  15
    OGME 3  $46,000  15
    OGME 4  $48,000  15
    OGME 5  $49,000  15 

    Hospital Information

    St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs

    201 West R.D. Mize Road
    Blue Springs, MO 64014

    Hospital bed size: 146
    Occupied bed size: 58%
    ER visits per year: 33,043

    OPTI Affiliation(s): Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Briarcliff Surgery Center
    4150 North Mulberry Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64116
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery
    Blue Springs Surgical Center
    201 West R.D. Mize Road
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery

    Creekwood Surgery Center
    211 NE 54th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64118
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery
    Cameron Community Hospital
    1600 East Evergreen
    Cameron, MO 64429
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery   
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital
    1502 North Jefferson
    Carrollton, MO 64633
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery

    Excelsior Springs Medical Center
    1700 Rainbow Boulevard
    Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery

    North Kansas City Hospital
    2800 Clay Edwards Drive
    North Kansas City, MO 64116
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery 

    Ray County Memorial Hospital
    904 Wollard Boulevard
    Richmond, MO 64085
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery 
    St. Mary’s Medical Center
    201 West R.D. Mize Road
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
    Rotation: Orthopedic Surgery
    South KC Surgical Center
    10730 Nall
    Overland Park, KS 66211
    Rotation: Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Menorah Medical Center
    5719 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66209
    Rotation: Orthopedic Oncology