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.”
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.
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.
The first time Michelle Wheeler, RN, met Daniel Theodoro, MD, she introduced herself, and passed out.
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.
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.
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.
Laura Ostrander’s journey to a healthier life has had peaks and valleys. But the human resources coordinator recently reached a new summit when she was able to climb a Colorado mountain, something she could not have done three years ago. Ostrander has lost 50 pounds since committing to a healthier life and is the 2018 Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital’s Health Hall of Fame winner.
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.”
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.