Trail of Tears Bar and Grill open in former Ed's Bar

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trail of Tears Bar and Grill is now open at 519 Good Hope St. in Cape Girardeau. It is open daily at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Closing time will vary depending on the crowd, said Rodger Brown, commander of USA Veterans, a not-for-profit veterans group that operates the restaurant.

The building was most recently home to The Pink Squirrel nightclub, but most locals know it as the former Ed's Bar, which occupied the building for more than 50 years.

Trail of Tears Bar and Grill has a limited menu featuring cheeseburgers, ribblet sandwiches, hot dogs and brats. Plans are in the works to add a buffet eventually.

Proceeds from the restaurant will help fund the USA Veterans projects, including the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks at Arena Park.

"When we have revenue stream large enough, funds will go toward establishing and maintaining a rehabilitation center for military amputees in Cape Girardeau," Brown said.

There have been an estimated 230 new military amputees per year for the past 10 years as wars were fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, Brown said. Details are still being worked out for a grand opening celebration at Trail of Tears Bar and Grill on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9 to 11.

* Orthopedic Services at Saint Francis Medical Center is in the top 5 percent in the nation and was named one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery," according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.

The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.

For its 2013 hospital quality outcomes analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare hospitalization records for services performed at short-term, acute care hospitals nationwide. Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving 5 stars had, on average, 75 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals receiving 1 star (across 18 common procedures and diagnoses, such as heart bypass surgery, stroke and pneumonia). Healthgrades also found that 235,378 lives could have been saved during 2009-2011 if all hospitals performed at a 5-star level.

Healthgrades' ratings for Saint Francis are:

* America's Best 100 Hospitals

* One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)

Cardiac

* Ranked No. 5 in Missouri for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013

* Ranked No. 4 in Missouri for Cardiology Services in 2013

* Ranked No. 5 in Missouri for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 10 in Missouri for Overall Cardiac Services for two years in a row (2012 and 2013) (Ranked fifth in 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 5 in Missouri for Cardiology Services in 2013 (Ranked fourth in 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 5 in Missouri for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013 (Ranked fifth in 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for three years in a row (2011 to 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2013

* Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2013

Orthopedic

* Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for two years in a row (2012 to 2013)

* Ranked No. 2 in Missouri for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2013

* Ranked No. 7 in Missouri for Joint Replacement in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 10 in Missouri for Overall Orthopedic Services for five years in a row (2009 to 2013) (Ranked second in 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 10 in Missouri for Joint Replacement for four years in a row (2010 to 2013) (Ranked seventh in 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 10 in Missouri for Spine Surgery for two years in a row (2012 and 2013) (Ranked fifth in 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Overall Orthopedic Services for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Spine Surgery for two years in a row (2012 and 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for four years in a row (2010 to 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for two years in a row (2012 and 2013)

Neurosciences

* Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosurgery Excellence Award in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Neurosurgery in 2013

* Ranked No. 5 in Missouri for Spine Surgery in 2013

* Ranked No. 5 in Missouri for Neurosciences in 2013

* Ranked No. 2 in Missouri for Neurosurgery in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 5 in Missouri for Neurosciences in 2013 (Ranked fifth in 2013)

* Ranked Among the Top 5 in Missouri for Neurosurgery in 2013 (Ranked second in 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery in 2013

* Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2013

Vascular

* Recipient of the Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2013

* Ranked No. 3 in Missouri for Vascular Surgery in 2013

* Ranked Among the Top 5 in Missouri for Vascular Surgery in 2013 (Ranked third in 2013)

* Five-Star Recipient for Vascular Surgery in 2013

* Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery in 2013

* Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2013

Critical Care

* Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2013

Healthgrades independently measures hospitals based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being measured, and no hospital pays to be measured. Healthgrades risk adjusts for patient demographic characteristics and clinical risk factors, thereby taking into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.

* LeBounce Too, an indoor fun arena designed for children ages 8 and older, will open inside West Park Mall this holiday season in the former movie theater location.

LeBounce Too will feature more than 11,000 square feet of activity space, including separate zones so all activities can be enjoyed at the same time.

It will offer an arcade, zip lines, inflatable bouncers, bazooka ball, paintless paintball, dodgeball and more. It can also be reserved for private parties.

LeBounce Too will host a Halloween open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. "Like" LeBounce at Facebook.com/lebouncecape or follow on Twitter @lebouncecape to stay up-to-date with the new location's progress.

The original LeBounce location will remain open inside the City Centre at 2502 Tanner Drive, offering all day play and private party functions.

Southeast Missourian Business Editor Melissa Miller can be reached by email at mmiller@semissourian.com or by phone at 388-3646.

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