Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (BJWCH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
St. Louis Blues’ run to the Stanley Cup helps Steve Martak, a lifelong Blues fan and former high school hockey coach, through radiation treatments for prostate cancer. He also credits his “angels” in Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital radiation oncology.
The City of Creve Coeur has honored Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital with the 2019 “Heart of the Community” Award. The Creve Coeur Economic Development Committee determined that the hospital’s commitment to providing highly-specialized care, community benefit services, and educational opportunities in partnership with local schools exemplified this award.
In its fourth year, the BJC Book Brigade provides more than 26,000 books to rising third-graders in over 300 public and charter schools in 63 districts throughout the communities served by BJC hospitals. As part of the program, Trish Lollo, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital president, visited Ross Elementary on May 9 to read to second graders and help give out books.
Barb Crofton, RN, diabetes educator, witnessed advances that made a world of difference to patients in her 42-year career with BJC HealthCare and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. It has been rewarding and humbling to be a part of an institution that is on the cutting edge and pushed the practice of patient care forward.”
February 2019 - Did you know the new hospital is designed to support efficient care delivery, from the layout of departments to the location of supplies? It’s also energy efficient.
Join hospital president Trish Lollo, BJC project manager Mike Hayes and BJC activation lead Raema Howell for a tour of an inpatient floor under construction.
Radiation oncology patients are armed with warmth while receiving treatments at the Siteman Cancer Center located at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Patients’ arms are exposed when they wear gowns, and the fleece arm sleeves are a welcome touch. On April 4, Jossalyn Larson wore the sleeves for the last time during her final radiation treatment.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has received four 5-Star patient satisfaction awards from national health-care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) in April, 2019.
After more than 52 years as a general and plastic surgeon, Dr. Alan Londe retires. He’s not leaving medicine entirely, but the 83-year-old surgeon (he’ll turn 84 at the end of April) will no longer be in private practice at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, his home off and on throughout his long, illustrious career.