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Focus Magazine

Twice a year, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital publishes Focus, a community magazine, with stories about our patients, physicians, and employees. The articles often describe new advances in medicine, treatment options and the specialized services that are available on our Creve Coeur campus.

Focus: Fall 2016

On the cover:
Challenged in a 'Good Way' After Traumatic Injury
Patient credits plastic and reconstructive surgeons with ability to once again use his hands after experiencing a traumatic injury.

Also in this issue:

> Newman Family Names New BJC Healthcare Hospice House
> In the Comport of Your Own Home: Sleep Disorders Center Now Offers Home Sleep Testing
> Comprehensive Care for Those with Digestive Diseases
> Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center (STAR) Opens Third Location in South County



Focus: Spring 2016

On the cover:
Balloon Therapy Offers New Treatment For Weight Loss
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is the first facility in the St. Louis region to offer both the single and dual intragastric balloon device options for weight loss.

Also in this issue:

> Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Began with "Faith"
Clinical Trial at Siteman Provides Hope
Body Contouring: a natural step after major weight loss
Losing Weight Through Bariatric Surgery Can Be Life Changing for Patients



Focus: Fall 2015

On the cover:
Path to Exceptional Care
Breast cancer survivor finds expert care close to home at the Stieman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
Also in this issue:

> Fall Back to a Good Night's Sleep
Finding Her Voice Again: age-related voice loss
Getting Back to an Active Life: sports therapy and rehabilitation
Breaking the Silence: pelvic floor disorders
We Are Family: world class employees



Focus: Spring 2015

On the cover:
Perfect for an Emergency
Ric found the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital emergency department easy to access, and the care exceptional.
Also in this issue:

> Going the Distance for Joint Replacement Surgery
Staying Vigilant about Prostate Cancer
Restoring a Face and a Life: plastic and reconstructive surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Changes Patient's Life
Exceptional Care is Standard Operating Procedure: Birdie McClain



Focus: Fall 2014

On the cover:
On Her Way: Long Road Leads to Bright Future
With help from ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Couch and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, teenager has bright outlook.



Focus: Spring 2014

On the cover:
Siteman Cancer Center Patient Finds Best Care Close to Home
Breast cancer patient Lois Pfeiffer found the best care is close to home at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. 
Also in this issue:

> Melanoma Scare Changes Habits and Lives
Breathe Easier: Chronic Sinusitis Relief
> Interventional Radiology for Emergency Care
Check Your Diabetes Risk
> Nurse and Patient Connect Through the Power of Hope



Focus: Fall 2013

On the cover:
Two Patients with Chronic Pain, Return to Active, Pain-Free Lives
The Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Pain Management Center helps patients return to active lives. 
Also in this issue:

> Awareness is First Step to Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Don't Ignore the Signs of Colorectal Cancer
> Colonoscopy is the Gold Standard for Screening
Emergency Care Close to Home
Joint Replacements Become a Family Affair
> A Perfect Match: Bone Marrow Donation


Focus: Spring 2013

On the cover: 
Creve Coeur Family Turns to One Physician for Their Care
As a family practice physician, Dr. Jennifer Wessels cares for multiple family members ranging in age. 
Also in this issue:

> Putting the Steps Back into Patients' Lives
A New Focus
> Latest in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment
Learning Outside the Classroom
Employee All Stars


Focus: Fall 2012

On the cover: 
Helping You Rest Easy: The Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Sleep Center
Our sleep team is dedicated to helping their patients get a good night's sleep. 
Also in this issue:

> Ultrasound Not Just for Expectant Moms
'Angels' in Radiation Oncology
> Meet Dr. Jennifer Wessels
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is Honored
Education Means "Empowerment"
Success On and Off the Court



Focus: Spring 2012

On the cover: 
Enjoying the Journey Again
Patient, Sheila Morris talks about a relatively new CT-guided radiology treatment she received at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. 
Also in this issue:

> Our Hospital's Mission and Vision
> Subspecialized Radiology
> Iron Patient
Importance of Colon Cancer Screening
Nurse Thrives in the OR for 35 Years
Pharmacy Tech Starts a Healthy New Life



Focus: Fall 2011

On the cover: 
The Faces and Places of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Showcasing portraits of the people who work here and the nature right outside our windows. 
Also in this issue:

> An Extra Level of Intensive Care
New and Improved MRI Experience
> Physician By Day, Writer By Night
> Edward and Marilyn Schnuck Healing Garden
Screenings Save
It's Going to the Dogs (and birds and kids)
National Recognition for Patient Satisfaction and Diabetes Education





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