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Environmental Services Hero Continues To Keep Us Safe

Environmental Services Hero Continues To Keep Us Safe

Darryl Braxton's positive attitude and warm smile is an inspiration to his team and the entire hospital.

Radiation Therapist is a Health Care Hero

Radiation Therapist is a Health Care Hero

May 20, 2020 - Jessica Williams, radiation therapist at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, is a genuine example of the health care heroes who work throughout BJC.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Names New President

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Names New President

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital welcomes longtime BJC HealthCare executive Ann Abad as its new president.

Retiring Diabetes Educator Calls Advances Seen in 42-Year Career a Gift

Retiring Diabetes Educator Calls Advances Seen in 42-Year Career a Gift

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.”

They’ll Miss His Stories, and He’ll Miss the People

They’ll Miss His Stories, and He’ll Miss the People

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.

High Polyp Detection is Factor in Preventing Colon Cancer

High Polyp Detection is Factor in Preventing Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. High polyp detection during colonoscopy is an important factor in preventing colon cancer. The dedicated, highly-trained gastroenterology team at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is key to high detection rates, including Dr. Elizabeth Huebner and Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, Washington University gastroenterologists at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Nurse Works Alongside Doctors Who Helped Save Her Life

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Nurse Works Alongside Doctors Who Helped Save Her Life

The first time Michelle Wheeler, RN, met Daniel Theodoro, MD, she introduced herself, and passed out.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Medical Staff Association Honors Memory of Long-Time Employee

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Medical Staff Association Honors Memory of Long-Time Employee

When Sharon Baker passed away May 26, 2017, she left behind not only a 27-year career devoted to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital but also a legacy as a pillar of the hospital because of her warmth, optimism and compassion. Now, the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Medical Staff Association is establishing a patient care fund in her memory at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, helping to provide a financial lifeline for years to come to patients who are unable to pay for critical medical treatments and other daily necessities including food, rent and utilities.

BJC HealthCare Sisters Make Return Visit for Hall of Fame Family Feud

BJC HealthCare Sisters Make Return Visit for Hall of Fame Family Feud

The Patterson family, including two sisters who work for BJC HealthCare hospitals Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Christian Hospital, return to television for "Family Feud Hall of Fame Week." The Patterson family was among ten families selected to compete in the "Hall of Fame" series. Selection was based on ratings from initial "Family Feud" appearances. The Patterson family's Family Feud appearance had gone vital on social media in 2016.

Nurses are key members of the project team

Nurses are key members of the project team

October 2018 - On a chilly October day, Diane Desmond, RN, and Raema Howell, RN, activation leads for the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (BJWCH), geared up for a working meeting on the construction site. Wearing hard hats, safety glasses and high visibility vests, they met Susan Freet and Carolyn Evans, BJWCH nurse managers, near the construction gate.

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