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Former heart transplant patient helps others

Former heart transplant patient helps others

Yesterday, Gene Ridolfi, MHA, RN, executive director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center, was invited to speak at the dedication of a new apartment in St. Louis dedicated to transplant patients. A heart transplant recipient at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Larry Bonds created a foundation to fund community initiatives such as apartments for patients who

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Why I Walk: Transplant Center team captain shares thoughts on Heart Walk

Why I Walk: Transplant Center team captain shares thoughts on Heart Walk

Gene Ridolfi, MHA, RN, is the executive director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center and is one of the hospital’s American Heart Association Heart Walk team captains. He explains why participating in the 2014 Heart Walk at Busch Stadium May 10 is important to him.
When my brother was just 48 years old,

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Recognizing Transplant Nurses Day 2014

Recognizing Transplant Nurses Day 2014

Transplant programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of patients and their families each year. What we do requires a team of very dedicated individuals. Today, in honor of Transplant Nurses Day, we would like to recognize our nurses and the ways they help

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Barnes-Jewish liver transplant nurse is patient’s “Guiding Light”

Barnes-Jewish liver transplant nurse is patient’s “Guiding Light”

The Guiding Light was the longest running drama in television history. The show’s title came from a lamp shining in the window of one character’s house  as a beacon to guide people looking for comfort or advice.  A Barnes-Jewish Hospital transplant nurse, Pam Thurston, RN, CCTN, was honored on Transplant Nurses Day, April 18, as

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Transplant coordinator Jean Bowe is pure gold

Transplant coordinator Jean Bowe is pure gold

One of the most important relationships a transplant patient forms – at Barnes-
Jewish Hospital, at least – is with their transplant nurse coordinator. 
The transplant coordinator not only acts as a liaison between the patient and the medical team caring for them, but also educates the patient and their family about transplant, guides the patient through

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Yes, Jonathan did get his wish

Yesterday we told you how excited we were about the reunion today between heart/kidney transplant patient Jonathan Sadowski and his care team.
The reunion was wonderful – many of Jonathan’s nurses were in attendance, as well as his heart transplant specialist Dr. Greg Ewald, his coordinator Cindy Pasque, and Gene Ridolfi, who is Director of

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Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center recognized as 10th largest in the country

Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center recognized as 10th largest in the country

St. Louis Magazine’s “Best Docs” issue couldn’t include every single story due to the enormous amount of health news coming out of St. Louis, so they saved this article as a web-exclusive piece.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced in Aprial that Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the 10th largest solid organ transplant center by

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Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center recognized as 10th largest in the country

St. Louis Magazine’s “Best Docs” issue couldn’t include every single story due to the enormous amount of health news coming out of St. Louis, so they saved this article as a web-exclusive piece.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) announced in Aprial that Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the 10th largest solid organ transplant center by

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Gene Ridolfi, Director of the Organ Transplant Center

Gene Ridolfi, Director of the Organ Transplant Center

There are many moving parts to our Organ Transplant Center, and someone’s got to keep them all in play to ensure success. And that someone is Gene Ridolfi.
Gene is the director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center, and he’s been in that position for well over 10 years. The center has seen tremendous growth

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2010 Milestone: First Combined Heart/Kidney Transplant at Barnes-Jewish

2010 Milestone: First Combined Heart/Kidney Transplant at Barnes-Jewish

In June, Jonathan Sadowski became the first patient at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to receive a combined heart/kidney transplant.  It’s a relatively rare procedure in that fewer than 500 have been done nationally, and it can avoid dialysis for heart transplant patients.

As we get ready for the calendar to turn and look

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