Week of Oct. 15, 2018
The Bradley University volleyball team lifted the spirits of a 10-year-old Pekin, Illinois, girl being treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital for a rare inflammatory disease of the skin, muscles and blood vessels by having her sign a "national letter of intent" to join the team, according to the Peoria, Illinois, Journal-Star Oct. 14.
A child was recently diagnosed at SLCH for a rare, polio-like illness that has seen a spike in recent years, according to an Oct. 13 story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Ladue News featured the specialized care at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in its latest issue Oct. 11.
The city of Murphysboro, Illinois, honored one of its city workers for donating a kidney to his co-worker at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in May, reported WSIL-TV Oct. 13.
Despite hefty tariffs on goods, including construction materials, imported from China, BJC HealthCare doesn't plan to delay or scale back any planned construction projects, according to a report in Modern Healthcare Oct. 15.
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10/16/2018 2:05 PM
I would like to report that Elizabeth Brockland, RN at Parkland Hospital ER has completed a full IRONMAN Competition (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a full 26-mile marathon, which she completed in under 13-hours!!!!!) This is an amazing accomplishment for one of our most valued and adored staff RN's here at Parkland ER, Farmington, MO. She has inspired multiple other staff members to begin exercising, take control of their health and in some instances attempt to complete their own competitions (5-K runs, 10-K runs and the Tough Mudder Competition). I feel that this amazing accomplishment deserves recognition so that it may continue to inspire others across the BJC Family to set health and fitness goals both big and small. For further information about Liz please contact Kathy Ferguson, RN (Emergency Department Manager, Farmington, MO)
10/16/2018 2:10 PM
Thanks for the heads up! We'll be talking to Kathy and then Elizabeth - great story!