Nov 8, 2017
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital medical imaging technologist Meaghan Frank is grateful for care from her BJC HealthCare family. Two days after giving birth at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, her infant son Blaine had a seizure and was transferred to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Tests showed Blaine had suffered a stroke. Frank's mission is to raise awareness of pediatric stroke. “I had no idea newborns could have strokes, and most people I’ve talked to didn’t know either,” she says. “I really want to educate people.”
Oct 11, 2017
Herman Celestine, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital employee for 20 years, is the only MSK-registered sonographer in Missouri who isn’t a physician. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are conditions that can affect muscles, bones and joints. MSK ultrasound is rapidly evolving as a non-invasive tool in diagnosis and assessment for managing joint and soft tissue disorders.
Oct 2, 2017
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital’s bariatric (weight-loss) surgical program has been recognized with national designation as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Sep 28, 2017
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is making access to care and treatment more seamless and effective for those patients most at risk for developing lung cancer.
Sep 11, 2017
Terri Barr’s co workers threw her a surprise, healthy pot luck to celebrate her 2017 BJC Health Hall of Fame Award. The outpatient surgery nurse at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital credits co workers, family and Weight Watchers with helping her through 4 a.m. walks and achieving a 60-pound weight loss.
Aug 8, 2017
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, has been ranked #7 out of nearly 160 hospitals in Missouri and #4 in the St. Louis metro region by U.S.News & World Report. U.S.News also ranked Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital as high performing in orthopedic services overall, as well as in hip and knee replacements, and colon cancer surgery.
Jun 1, 2017
Hospital, physician and community leaders break ground for the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur.
May 2, 2017
Michelle Arthur, RN, vowed to return to Curundu, Panama, after her first mission trip there in 2012. The Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital interventional radiology nurse kept that vow and recently returned from her third trip.
Apr 18, 2017
In June both adult and pediatric hospice patients in St. Louis will soon have much-needed options for end-of-life care with the opening of Evelyn’s House, a 16-bed hospice house located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
Mar 30, 2017
For those who face health concerns that prohibit joint replacement surgery or who have found surgery did not eliminate their pain, a new procedure is available at the Pain Management Center at Barnes-Jewish West County to help alleviate pain and provide better quality of life.