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BJC Disability Connections


Disability Connection supports BJC team members living with disabilities. The group champions recruiting and retaining people with disabilities; ensures campus accessibility is a priority; and partners with local and national disability advocates to increase BJC’s visibility in the disability community.

John Antes

John Antes

Nicole Porter

Nicole Porter

Ben Tyler

Ben Tyler

BJC Disability Connection co-leads:

  • Nicole Porter, information services coordinator, BJC HealthCare
  • Ben Tyler, case coordination supervisor, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

BJC Disability Connection ambassador:

  • Karen Gallagher, director, Corporate Communications, BJC HealthCare
  • Deborah Springer, project coordinator, Communications & Marketing, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

BJC Disability Connection executive sponsor:

  • John Antes, president, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

To learn more about the BJC Disability Connection group, please email us. 


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Leadership panel discuss COVID-19 vaccine facts and myths

The BJC Blended hosted a panel of BJC and community leaders on April 28. Watch a replay of the discussion.

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Cherese Collins, physician, BJC Medical Group
  • Dr. Clay Dunagan, clinical officer and senior vice president, BJC HealthCare
  • Brittany Jones, community referral coordinator, St. Louis Integrated Health Network
  • Karen Morrison, manager, advocacy, inclusion & outreach, BJC HealthCare
  • Dr. Jason Purnell, vice president, community health improvement, BJC HealthCare


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