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Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

The below message was sent to all BJC HealthCare employees today from President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Lipstein. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare.
 
BJC Colleagues:

 
Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as health care

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Love our nurses? Tell BJC about it

Love our nurses? Tell BJC about it

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we love our nurses. The Rare Gift has an especially warm place in our heart for transplant nurses – from operating room nurses to the ICU and floor nurses to the transplant coordinators.
This week is national Nurses Week and to honor nurses in the BJC HealthCare system, our sister website, MakeMedicineBetter.org, has a forum just

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Short Wait for Free Flu Shots

After an initial wave of people getting their vaccination early, we have short wait times for those interested in getting a free flu shot as part of our annual campaign.
Remember, over 50,000 people die annually from the flu and the vaccine is the best way to prevent it, so it’s highly recommended you get

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Fight against leukemia is personal for Siteman nurse

Susie Frassato, RN, BSN, is accustomed to helping patients who are battling cancer. The Siteman Cancer Center nurse coordinator has nearly 20 years of clinical experience — many of those years in the division of oncology at Washington University School of Medicine and on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s bone marrow transplant unit. But when her 19-year-old son,

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U.S. News "Best Hospitals" Rankings Released Tomorrow

When you drive around, it’s hard not to see billboards that say a hospital is “top-ranked” by so-and-so or “#1” according to someone you might not be familiar with.
The ranking we hang our hat on is from “U.S. News & World Report” and their annual “Best Hospitals” list. A few years ago, I had the opportunity

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Lean Principles Help Reduce Falls, Improve Patient Safety at Barnes-Jewish

Lean Principles Help Reduce Falls, Improve Patient Safety at Barnes-Jewish

About a week ago, I participated in a three-day Lean event focused on patient fall prevention. Prior to the event, BJC HealthCare’s Center for Clinical Excellence had identified the units within our 13-hospital system that had the highest number of falls and these included three oncology units at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Because of this, intervention teams

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Wanted: Your Breast Cancer Questions for Tomorrow's Wednesday Webinar

Wanted: Your Breast Cancer Questions for Tomorrow's Wednesday Webinar

Does all the controversy about screening mammography confuse you? Do you wonder if a woman should still get a mammogram at age 40? Are there times someone should get a mammogram earlier than 40?
Breast cancer screening is a topic with a lot of questions and we’re here to answer them for you. Tomorrow at

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Larry Bonds Patient Update

I got a call yesterday from one of my favorite patient success stories, Larry Bonds of Florissant. In 2008, Larry was slowly dying of congestive heart failure when a donor heart became available for transplant just before Thanksgiving. Larry was interviewed by KSDK and FOX2 that day and I met him for the first time.

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Grateful Patient Rewards Barnes-Jewish Valet Attendant

For people who arrive at our Center for Advanced Medicine, the first person they usually see is Phillip Wheelington. Wearing his orange “Traffic Control” shirt, he directs over 400 cars every day in our valet area. He stands out due to chivalrous deeds he does for passerbys. He tips his cap and offers any sort

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Photos Show New Heart and Vascular Center Lobby

Earlier today, we posted the artist rendering of the new entry point to our Heart and Vascular Center and promised photos. We would never break a promise so here you go.
We’re getting warmer:

 
 
 
 
 
 
One sign is done:

 
 
 
 
 
 
Logos are in

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