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A Brief Guide to Women’s History Month 2024 in Missouri

Spring isn’t the only thing blooming in Missouri this March. It’s also Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the amazing women who’ve shaped our state and the entire nation.

This year, we’re casting light on Missouri’s unsung healthcare heroines, past and present. Join us as we explore their stories, honor their legacies, and find inspiration for our own journeys.

Victoria J. Fraser, MD

As a healthcare epidemiologist, she helps combat infections and other biological threats. Her leadership and research have made a big difference in preventing these threats. This ensures a safer healthcare environment for patients and healthcare workers.

Dr. Fraser’s work goes beyond protecting the vulnerable. It has helped shape better practices and policies in primary healthcare.

Laura Henderson Kelley, MD

She embodies compassionate care in her practice of internal medicine and pediatrics. This dual expertise allows her to offer families the support they need as they grow and evolve.

Dr. Kelley’s work helps bridge the gap between child and adult healthcare. She continues to impact the lives of many families in Missouri residents and beyond.

Brandi French, MD

Dr. French’s fascination with the brain led her to become a neurologist. With her expertise in vascular neurology, she helps patients battling stroke and other brain vessel diseases.

Dr. French doesn’t just treat; she educates her patients, giving them the knowledge they need to embrace their conditions. Her passion for advancing stroke care has saved lives and improved countless recovery journeys.

Elizabeth Garrett, MD

Dr. Garrett, a family medicine doctor, sees the bigger picture: keeping communities healthy.

Outside the clinic, she works with communities to prevent illness and promote well-being at all ages. Her work is integral for building healthier communities for everyone.

Anne T. Neff, MD

Even though she’s retired now, Dr. Neff was a key player in Missouri’s healthcare network including at women’s health clinic facilities. As a hematologist, she helped ensure safe blood transfusions. This was crucial for patients in dire need of blood.

She also helped diagnose, treat, and manage blood-related issues like anemia, clotting problems, and even blood cancers.

Dr. Alison G. Cahill, MD

Dr. Cahill is a shining star in Missouri’s maternal and fetal medicine scene. She guides expecting mothers through pregnancy’s ups and downs with expertise and compassion. Her unique blend of advanced medicine and personalized touch has revolutionized maternal-fetal care.

Dr. Cahill’s impact goes beyond the women’s health center walls. She’s a research leader, pioneering studies to improve outcomes for high-risk pregnancies. Her passion for keeping moms and babies healthy has left a lasting mark on the state’s healthcare.

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2024 by Getting Your Health Checked

The importance of women practitioners in the Missouri healthcare system cannot be overlooked. Women’s History Month 2024 is a great time to applaud their efforts while spotlighting specific women’s health issues.

At Compass Health Network, we help improve the physical and emotional health of Missourians. We achieve this by providing them with compassionate, quality care.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need help with your specific health issues.