BJC in the News, Week of Feb. 12, 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 Feb. 12, 2018

Teamwork is the most important factor for improving patient outcomes, F. Sessions Cole, MD, St. Louis Children's Hospital chief medical officer, told MedPageToday in a story posted Feb. 9.

Anirudh Prabu and Ishaan Shah, students at Washington University, citied Barnes-Jewish Hospital high-risk ob/gyn Ebony Carter, MD, in an op-ed piece in the the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Feb. 8 calling for a coordinated state effort to cut maternal mortality rates.  

An editorial in the Columbia Daily Tribune Feb. 11 called for Boone Hospital Center to try to re-establish partnership negotiations with MU Health in light of BJC HealthCare's desire to not renew its contract with BHC. 

A Feb. 12 KSDK-TV story told how Carlos Martinez's foundation partnered with other foundations and St. Louis hospitals to help a Dominican teenager get to SLCH for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. 

BJH cardiac nurse Jodi Kuhn learned what her patients were going through after she suffered a heart attack at age 38. Now she advocates for women's heart health, says a Feb. 13 story on KSDK-TV. 

A story in the February issue of Facility Executive noted that architects consulted with mechanical engineers to make sure the exteriors of new buildings at BJH and SLCH are functional and comfortable for patients and staff, as well as being beautiful. 

Three Rivers Publishing posted a story Feb. 14 about the Beta Club at Sullivan High School donating stuffed animals to be given to children visiting Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital emergency department. 

John Pieper, St. Louis College of Pharmacy president and CEO, has been a great collaborator with BJC, along with being a great leader for the school, BJC president and CEO Rich Liekweg told the St. Louis Business Journal Feb. 16.

WKYT-TV in Harlan, Ky., reported on an area 12-year-old who was called to SLCH for a heart transplant on Valentine's Day.


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