BJC joined with CoxHealth of Springfield, Missouri; Memorial Health System of Springfield, Illinois; and Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City, Missouri, to create the BJC Collaborative. The group’s goal is to reduce overhead expenses while achieving even higher quality care for the patients served by the four independent nonprofit health care organizations.
Alton Memorial Hospital
Alton Memorial Hospital celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012.
Consumer Reports ranked Alton Memorial Hospital the safest hospital in Illinois and the third safest in the United States.
BJC Hospice hosted the first annual Daybreak grief retreat for couples who have experienced the death of a child.
The Ruth Castellano Nursing Scholarship was established and given out to 17 nursing students pursuing their associate degree in nursing or bachelor of science in nursing degree.
U.S.News & World Report ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital No. 1 among St. Louis-area hospitals and No. 1 in Missouri and sixth nationally on its annual list of “Best Hospitals.”
The new 36-bed 4400 surgical, burn, trauma intensive care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital debuted as among the largest ICUs in the United States.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital -- through a partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University -- began participating in an accredited stroke network, which speeds stroke assessment and treatment.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters & Progress West Foundation
The Barnes-Jewish St. Peters & Progress West Foundation was launched in 2012 to support the mission of BJSPH and PWHC as the two hospitals work together to personalize the patient care experience, and meet the growing health care needs of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties and western St. Louis County.
Boone Hospital Center
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Boone Hospital Center’s new patient tower LEED Gold status for environmentally friendly construction and design, placing the hospital’s tower among the state’s greenest health care facilities.
The Christian Hospital/Northwest HealthCare emergency department received the 2012 Emergency
Medicine Award from HealthGrades for excellence across the board, based on patient outcomes, and ranked among the top 263 hospitals out of 5,000 nationally.
Christian Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. CH also achieved a two-year Joint Commission re-certification as a Primary Stroke Center in August.
Clay County Hospital
Clay County Hospital’s emergency department participated in a Code STEMI Drill, surpassing by two minutes the goal time of 30 minutes from arrival to ED to transporting the patient to a cardiac cath lab facility.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Missouri Baptist Medical Center was approved to be one of the few centers in the country to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a new heart valve procedure to treat aortic stenosis. The TAVR procedure allows a team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to replace a diseased aortic heart valve without open-heart surgery or the use of a heart-lung machine.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College partnered to open a $12.6 million, state-of-the-art education, research and training facility on the MBMC campus. It houses seven classrooms and four advanced simulation labs.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center’s OB department implemented the nursery telemedicine unit, linking obstetricians and pediatricians at PHC with leading physicians at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, allowing a specialist to examine an infant immediately when needed, and in real time.
Progress West Hospital
The Progress West Hospital emergency department gained a telemedicine robot named STAN (System To Assist Neuro stroke team), that enables BJH stroke and cerebrovascular faculty to extend acute stroke consultations to PWHC.
After a devastating health diagnosis, major spinal surgery, paralysis and an eight-month recovery, orthopedic surgeon Ted Rummel, DO, returned to the operating room, performing hand and elbow surgeries at Progress West Hospital from his electronic wheelchair. In December 2012, PWHC purchased a standing chair that allows Dr. Rummel to stand upright to perform shoulder surgeries. He performed his first shoulder surgery in the new chair on Dec. 13, 2012.
Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis added an in-house dialysis service, eliminating the need to transport patients off site for care and enhancing its ability to care for an increased number of dialysis patients.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The 2012 U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll included St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as the facility ranked in all 10 specialties covered by the annual report. Only 12 children’s hospitals nationwide qualified for the Honor Roll distinction.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital was verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric hospital to receive this designation in Missouri and Illinois. The designation means SLCH offers the highest level of staffing, skills and facilities to provide pediatric surgical care to injured patients.
The Heart Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provided Quadrox -- an experimental lung assist device -- to 10-month-old Eleni of Florissant, Missouri, who was suffering from a fatal and extremely rare disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV). Quadrox performed the work of the baby’s lungs for four days until her lung transplant.
Village North Retirement Community
Village North Retirement Community celebrated its 30th anniversary.