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Meet Our Team

The Post-Acute Care Team


BJC Accountable Care Organization’s (ACO) post-acute care team provides continuity of care as patients transition from the hospital to post-acute care/skilled nursing facility and then back to their home setting.

Lara Kerwin, PharmD, clinical pharmacist, BJC Medical Group

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Lara Kerwin, PharmD, is a registered pharmacist through the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy with a Medication Therapy Services (MTS) certification. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, MO and then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. During residency, she spent time specializing in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, professional advocacy, clinical pharmacy service development and expansion, teaching, and implementing quality improvement initiatives in health care.

Mweemba Chipepo, NP

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Mweemba Chipepo, NP, is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Mweemba has a unique passion for serving the elderly and provides compassionate care to all his patients.

Gina Uzendu, NP

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Gina Uzendu, NP, has been practicing since 2007. She attended nursing school at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and completed a preceptorship with Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

Care Partners


Amy Eime, MHA, BABA, care partner

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Hello, my name is Amy. I provide support over the phone to patients with a variety of needs and help patients transition from the hospital and emergency room to home. I assist in communicating with patients providers, ensure patients have a follow-up appointment scheduled, answer patient questions and concerns and provide education and resources to help patients manage their health.

Barbara Hommel, BA, RN, care partner

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Hello, my name is Barbara and I a nurse care manager with BJC Accountable Care Organization. In my role, I interact with patients by telephone to assist them in managing their medical conditions, medicine and ways to the patient to take control of their own health. I am a liaison between the patient and their physician to facilitate communication.

Bethany Miller, RN

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My experience as a registered nurse has been in cardiology, inpatient case management and management for the past 6 years. I believe I share a common goal with the team and that is to meet our patients’ needs by delivering high quality, collaborative care. 

Brittany Wooten, LPN, care partner

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I am a patient advocate and reach out to patients that have been discharged from the emergency department and/or the hospital. I provide health education, involving their medications and answer any questions they may have, in regards to the recent visit. I also will reach out to any providers that need to urgently reach the patient, along with scheduling. My main objective in this job/position is to care for my patients and not let any concerns or questions go unanswered.