BJC in the News, Week of Dec. 3, 2018
As a leader in health care, BJC and its hospitals and service organizations are frequently featured in the media, both locally and nationally. Following are some recent highlights:

Week of Dec. 3, 2018

A lobbying group formed when the University of Missouri Hospital was in talks to merge with Boone Hospital Center has been hired to help prevent a health care monopoly in Jefferson City, according to a Dec. 1 story in the Columbia Tribune.

Mark Halstead, MD, Washington University pediatrician who directs the St. Louis Children's Hospital Sports Concussion Clinic, explained the new concussion guidelines he co-authored for the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control to several news outlets Dec. 3, including NPR

Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune columnist Hank Waters suggested Dec. 5 that BHC's best hope for viability in the future is collaboration/partnership with University of Missouri Hospital. 

The Columbia Missourian reported Dec. 6 that Boone Hospital Center is preparing a statement to address medical marijuana, which will become legal in Missouri beginning Jan. 1. 

KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported Dec. 6 on a 4-year-old who'll be coming to SLCH for dorsal rhizotomy surgery. 

Marcos Rothstein, MD, was featured in the the "Jews in the News" column of the Dec. 6 St. Louis Jewish Light for being awarded the 2018 Neville Grant Award by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association. 

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