Annual Salute to Excellence Recognizes BJC Employees

The St. Louis American recognizes two BJC employees in its annual salute to excellence: Kel Ward, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and CoKeisha Van Hook, RN, BSN, OCN, Christian Hospital.

Kel Ward is manager of community relations for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and manager of community engagement for Raising St. Louis at BJC HealthCare. As manager of community relations for St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a position he has held since 2009, Ward is responsible for building community partnerships with the Hospital throughout Missouri and Illinois that improve patient care for children.

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CoKeisha Van Hook, RN, BSN, OCN, is nurse navigator/clinician at Christian Hospital. Van Hook was the first nurse navigator at the Hospital to work with cancer patients. As a nurse navigator, Van Hook advocates for patients by getting them the support and information needed to navigate the health care system.

Read more about CoKeisha Van Hook, RN, BSN, OCN and her recognition >