Charles “Chuck” Scholz, 62, of Quincy, Illinois, has always been an active member of his community and served as the town’s mayor for three terms, from 1993 to 2005. After receiving a liver transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in early 2015, his community involvement has focused on a specific cause: spreading the word about the lifesaving
Dyke Foster, 55, a longtime mail carrier from Assumption, Illinois, has had a problematic heart his entire life. Afflicted with a congenital heart condition, he had his first surgery at age six. In 2000, at age 41, a failing heart valve was replaced with a harvested human one. By 2014, this replacement valve was failing,
Few expect to find themselves in the waiting room at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Trauma Center. None of them want to be there. Yet once they arrive, often they stay. Sometimes they stay for hours. Sometimes they stay for weeks.
For Cindi Silvey, it was exactly 12 days. For those 12 days in September
Stroke has become the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year. A stroke occurs when there is a blockage of vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Fast, accurate treatment for stroke victims is critical for preserving
Six Barnes-Jewish Hospital nurses have been selected as winners within their respective disciplines in St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing program. The honored nurses are:
Emily Dodd, cardiovascular
Corri Payton, community care/ambulatory care
Tracey Mouser, emergency department
Jane Puszkar, neurology/psychology/behavioral health
Sarah Kozak, orthopedics
Donelle Sherman, orthopedics
You can learn more about the nurses in the May
As you might imagine, the process of organ transplantation is complex. Fortunately, patients in need of a new heart or kidney or new bone marrow don’t have to go through it alone. In addition to offering patients surgical expertise and post-transplant care with exceptional outcomes, the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center offers specialized help
You’ve felt that drain of energy that often comes mid-day: Your eyelids feel weighted, your body listless, and a cat nap seems to be the best solution. Though sitting at a desk for hours on end can certainly zap energy, the likely cause of the crash is what you ate earlier in the day—or even
If you ask anyone who was part of Rick Bales’ care team, they’ll all agree his story is rather remarkable. In January, Bales underwent a heart transplant procedure. The surgery only lasted a few hours, but his journey to a new heart began more than two years ago, after he survived a massive heart attack.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital wants to remind people that brain injuries can affect anyone. Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and are the result of a blow, jolt or bump to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Since anyone can sustain
Today is the day medical students have been waiting for. Today is Match Day – the day the results of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) are announced. Earlier today, graduating students across the country learned where they will continue their medical training as resident physicians for the next three to seven years.