Category: Nursing

Recognize Nurses Who Go Above and Beyond During Nurses Week 2012

Recognize Nurses Who Go Above and Beyond During Nurses Week 2012

Sunday marked the beginning of Nurses Week 2012. It’s a time to show our nurses how much we appreciate the hard work they do. 
The value of the thousands of nurses who keep Barnes-Jewish Hospital and all BJC HealthCare hospitals running smoothly is something to be appreciated. These men and women, from first-year nurses to

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Joplin Tornado Victim Helps ICU Patients Tell Their Stories

The patient was like many others who came to Michele Gatzert’s ICU – elderly, heavily sedated and on a ventilator. He was seldom conscious and when he was, he couldn’t speak.
What set him apart? This particular patient led Gatzert to find a way for her staff to better connect with their patients and patient

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Barnes-Jewish Nurse Returns 68 Pounds Lighter After NBC's "The Biggest Loser"

A week after being voted off the NBC reality show “The Biggest Loser,” Barnes-Jewish Hospital operating room nurse Kim Stone, RN, is back at work and discussed her journey this morning on the NBC “Today Show.” Stone survived 12 weeks on the show and was voted off by her fellow contestants after losing 58 pounds

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Barnes-Jewish Nurse Competes on "The Biggest Loser"

A few months ago, I got a call from one of our nurses asking permission to shoot video in the hospital. She said she was making a video application for “The Biggest Loser” and wanted to include some video of her working at the hospital. I work in media relations here at Barnes-Jewish and am tasked with

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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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Why? Because ICARE.

Why? Because ICARE.

If you were at Barnes-Jewish Hospital last Wednesday or Thursday, you may have noticed what looked like a celebration for employees. And it was, in a way.
This celebration was to kick off our ICARE campaign. This campaign is a way of making the hospital’s core values – Integrity, Compassion,  Accountability, Respect and Excellence – tangible for  employees. 
Many of

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50 years with the same employer and going strong

Celebrating your 50th anniversary with the same employer is almost unheard of these days. But not here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
We have many employee who’ve worked here 20, 25, even 30 years.
Yesterday we celebrated with Martha Huff, RN, on her 50th anniversary of her employment with Barnes-Jewish.
And get this – she still works

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Our little sparklers for the Fourth

Everybody ready?
I’m a Yankee Doodle dandy,

Yankee Doodle do-or-die!

A real, live nephew of my Uncle Sam,

Born on the Fourth of July!

Happy birthday, America!  … from the staff of Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Women and Infants service….

Sarah Kinkade, Kathryn Holleman

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It's Nurses Week – and they light it up like it's dynamite!

We love our nurses! And what’s Nurses Week without a new video showing off our nurses special skills, aside from excellent patient care?
Be sure to watch until the VERY end….you don’t want to miss a thing!
 

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Program gives students an inside look at hospital careers

We entered the Pheresis Center and it was standing room only. The students lined the walls as they listened intently to Debra Pierce, Donor Recruiter for the Pheresis Center, explain what pheresis, or platelet donation, was and why it was so important to patients. Many of the students raised their hands with questions, and once

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