Tag: liver transplant coordinator

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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On anniversary of her liver transplant, patient shares her story

On anniversary of her liver transplant, patient shares her story

Doris Firnkes is celebrating the first anniversary of her liver transplant today. She generously agreed to share the insightful story of her transplant journey. From all of us here at Barnes-Jewish,  happy “new” birthday and continued good health, Doris!
On June 16, 2010, I received the call at 6:30 a.m. telling me they had a liver
for me!! 

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Coordinator spotlight: Pam’s excellent, but cold, adventure

Coordinator spotlight: Pam’s excellent, but cold, adventure

In addition to being a Barnes-Jewish Hospital liver transplant coordinator, Pam Thurston, RN, CCTC, is an avid cyclist and hiker. Last spring, she and her boyfriend hiked from the rim to the floor of the Grand Canyon and back – a grueling trek under the best conditions. A couple of weeks ago, Pam, her boyfriend and

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