Category: Foundation (Giving)

Honoring the foresight of a great hospital's founder

Honoring the foresight of a great hospital's founder

Did Robert Barnes know what he was starting when he left a bequest in his 1882
will to found a new hospital?
He certainly knew how to make and manage money. He went from store clerk to bank president before the age of 40.
He knew how to change a community. He and his wife,

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Actress and Vocalist Minnie Driver to Perform Saturday at Annual "illumination" Gala — On Bad Ankle

We’re excited to welcome award winning actress and vocalist Minnie Driver this Saturday at our annual “illumination” gala. It’s a great event the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital hosts to raise money for cancer research at the Siteman Cancer Center.
However, Driver won’t be dancing to any of the songs she’ll be performing this weekend. In

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Nurses deal with battle fatigue in the fight against burnout

Being a caregiver for someone who’s ill or injured comes at a cost.
Sometimes that cost is emotional. Sometimes it’s physical. It doesn’t matter if the caregiver is a paid professional or a family member or friend.  
If the caregiver doesn’t take time to take care of themselves, they and the patient can end up

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Using art to bring holiday cheer

If there’s a bigger reason to say, “Bah, humbug!” during the holidays than
having a loved one in the hospital, it might be having a loved one in a hospital far away from home.
The staff of Barnes Lodge, the hospitality house operated by Barnes-Jewish Hospital for patients and family members who live 50 miles outside of

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Giving Honor and Supporting Medical Breakthroughs

When Ronni passed away earlier this year, many of her family and friends gave donations to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to honor her humanitarian spirit and to support her oncologist, Dr. Govindan, in researching better treatment options for lung cancer.
Read Ronni’s story from The Foundation’s recent issue of Tributes newsletter or make a

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KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis Features Arts + Healthcare’s Live Music

When I am in the hospital, I tend to have an acute sense of seriousness. I think it’s hard not to experience this, since we are all aware that people are here, right now, to have their health restored and to be cared for. While this feeling isn’t necessarily a bad thing – over time it

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Surviving a stroke and becoming Bob again

A stroke can happen to anyone, at anytime.
It happened to Bob just a few weeks after he had celebrated the wedding of his son, Joe.
A blood vessel burst in Bob’s brain, and he was rushed immediately to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The immediate outlook was not good. His team of physicians and care givers, which

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Should transplant patients get flu shots?

Should transplant patients get flu shots?

Roll up your sleeves, transplant patients! You need your flu shot – maybe more than other folks.
This comes from Dr. Ramsey Hachem, Washington University pulmonologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
People seem to have excuses every year as to why they don’t need a flu shot – flu shots make them feel sick, they never get

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Raise funds for MS research and enjoy the vocal stylings of Aretha and Jay Leno

The opening gala for the Peabody Opera House looks to be the event of the season! This St. Louis landmark, vacant for over 30 years, has been restored beautifully and is ready to house some of the greatest performers, acts and events the world has to offer.
On Saturday night, October 1, the Peabody Opera

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St. Louis Rams Launch "Text to Donate" Campaign for Cancer Research at Siteman

A new partnership between the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis Rams will allow fans at the Edward Jones Dome to fight cancer – from their seats at the game!
For the 2011 season, Siteman Cancer Center will be the recipient of new a season

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