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Making medicine and laboratory services better


BJC Institute of Health at Washington University School of MedicineMany of the professionals who work across BJC HealthCare are improving people’s health outside of patient rooms and office buildings. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) Department of Laboratories at the Institute of Health is a new 135,000 square foot, state-of-the-art clinical laboratory located on the Washington University Medical Center campus in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to serving the patients of BJH, the department serves as a reference laboratory for other BJC hospitals and health service organizations, including Alton Memorial, Christian Hospital, Northwest HealthCare and Parkland Health Center.  

The new lab is an investment in BJC HealthCare’s commitment to making medicine better through innovation, leadership and clinical excellence. Designed using lean principles, focused on efficiency and quality, the BJH Department of Laboratories uses the latest technology in automation, which includes the Roche 8100 automated work flow system. The system connects three Roche Cobas 8000 lines to a Sysmex XN 9000. The lab team also installed the latest in total lab automation in microbiology – the BD Kiestra. Their Roche 8100 and the BD Kiestra TLA are the largest systems implemented in the nation.

More than 450 laboratory professionals oversee lab operations. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of laboratory medicine. Together, the team produces more than six million billable tests a year. They also use their skills and knowledge to support clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations, such as Washington University School of Medicine.

Laboratory professionals, students and educators are invited to attend an open house Jan. 18 to tour the BJH Department of Laboratories at the Institute of Health and learn more about career opportunities at BJC HealthCare’s hospitals and health service organizations.

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