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 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 established the Ruth Castellano Nursing Scholarship.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 celebrated its 50th anniversary.
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.
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.
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 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 celebrated its 30th anniversary.