BJC Blended Connection Group Celebrates Successful Launch
BJC team members from across the organization gathered November 16, at the BJC Learning Institute for the first BJC Blended Connection group event. The newest Connections group offers BJC's employees of color and all team members the opportunity to connect with one another and learn from each other's diverse experiences and perspectives.
The kick-off event included a panel discussion featuring Teresa Brandon, BJC Behavioral Health clinical operations director; Jerry Fox, BJC senior vice president and chief information officer; and Rick Stevens, Christian Hospital president. Each leader, all of whom are relatively new to BJC, spoke about their careers, why they chose BJC, and their keys to developing the next generation of health care leaders in their respective fields. They also emphasized the importance of BJC Connections groups to the organization.
"BJC Connections groups offer people a platform to be included and help people understand the differences about you that are valuable," Fox said to attendees.
Winter Warm Up Collection Drive
The BJC Blended Connection group focuses on building community, connecting with colleagues, networking with leaders and getting involved in the community. For their first community activity, Blended Connection members are sponsoring a Winter Warm Up Collection Drive to benefit Annie Malone Children’s Home and Almost Home (both United Way agencies), as well as St. Louis Children's Hospital’s Healthy Kids Express.
Through Jan. 10, 2018, the groups are collecting the following new, unused items:
Drop-off locations and site contacts are listed below. If you’d like to donate and your hospital or service organization isn’t listed, or for more information about the Blended Connection group, email Karen Barnes, Missouri Baptist Medical Center women and infants services program manager.