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 General Information: 314.996.7020 | 844.996.7020

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


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Barbara Hommel, BA, RN, care partner

Barbara Hommel, BA, RN, care partnerAbout Me

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.

My Qualifications

I have been working for BJC Health Care for 37 years in various roles. I have 12 years of experience in home health care, 5 years in CHF disease management and the last 10 years as a nurse coordinator with cardiothoracic surgery.

What Inspires Me

Assisting my patients in managing their own health by education of their disease process and what they can do to manage and maintain their best health.  

What I Would Like My Patients to Know 

My goal is to educate my patients and provide them the tools to take control of their health. 

Phone: 314.996.7729 or toll-free 844.996.7020
Email: barbara.hommel@bjc.org

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