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Building for Exceptional Care

Building for Exceptional Care

It’s not news that things are changing on the Washington University Medical Center campus, where Washington University School of Medicine, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and other patient-care facilities are situated. If you drive along Kingshighway Boulevard, just east of Forest Park in St. Louis, the changes are obvious:

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Repurposing Fitbits To Track Improvement in Patient Care

Repurposing Fitbits To Track Improvement in Patient Care

A change in how nurses are assigned patients not only saved thousands of steps each shift but also led to a significant improvement in patient satisfaction on 17300 GYN oncology. When Martha Rahm came to the floor as clinical nurse manager in 2014, patient satisfaction scores were not where they should have been. “We were

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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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Kidney transplant patient Jack spends every day thankful for his gift

Kidney transplant patient Jack spends every day thankful for his gift

Jack Lusk knows how lucky he is, and spends each day thankful to be able to spend time with his wife & family and doing the things he loves to do.
We went to film Jack’s story at his house, and as soon as we walked in the door we could feel the positive energy.

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Gifts come in all shapes and sizes – in Jack's case, it came in the form of a kidney

Jack Lusk knows how lucky he is, and spends each day thankful to be able to spend time with his wife & family and doing the things he loves to do.
We went to film Jack’s story at his house, and as soon as we walked in the door we could feel the positive energy.

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More employees sharing their thoughts about patient care!

A few team members from surgical services gathered around the video booth at our ICARE Celebration to share what they like about working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and how ICARE values play a part in patient care.
 

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Physician of the Week: Dr. Gregorio Sicard, vascular surgeon

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sicard on a few occasions, and one of the things that impressed me about this man is his approach to patient care. He stands behind the belief that Barnes-Jewish Hospital uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients. While a patient may be dealing with heart disease, they may

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Check out our team members enjoying our new video booth!

Again, I can’t say enough about the fantastic team members who make up the extended family here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. During our ICARE Celebration last week, SO MANY of them lined up to use our new video booth so that they could share their thoughts about our hospital’s values – integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital President Rich Liekweg sheds light on readmission rates and medicare payments

Barnes-Jewish Hospital President Rich Liekweg sheds light on readmission rates and medicare payments

Dear BJH Team Members and Physicians:
Today’s Post-Dispatch featured a front-page article focusing on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s readmission rates. The story reflects the data updated on August 5 on the “Hospital Compare” website by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This data, from July 2007 through June 2010, measures hospitals’ readmission and mortality rates.

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How our employees feel about working for a "Best Hospital"

We wanted to know what our employees think about being named to the U.S. News Honor Roll for the 19th year in a row, so we took to the halls of our great hospital and this is what they had to say:
 

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