More than 1,100 meals served at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Summer is the hungriest time of year for many of the 13 million children who rely on school for food through the free or reduced-price meal program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
BJC and The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis honored the 2018-2019 class of BJC Scholars during a luncheon and orientation July 17 at the BJC Learning Institute.
BJC Employee Service Center administrator Javonte “Jay” Campbell and his colleagues were recently highlighted by riverbender.com, a news website covering the Alton, Illinois, area, for giving a helping hand to the Boys and Girls Club of Alton. Campbell and his colleagues in human resources painted the fences at the Club’s new home on Washington Avenue.
Revitalization led by Washington University redevelopment group
For more than 20 years, Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corp. (WUMCRC) — a partnership between Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare — has worked diligently to improve the quality of life for residents in neighborhoods surrounding the Medical Campus. The latest culmination of these efforts is the recent opening of Adams Grove, a 50-unit affordable housing development in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Kids Express Asthma program was one of five programs honored with the American Hospital Association (AHA) NOVA Award for hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health. The awards were given July 28 at a ceremony during the AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego.
The new Cortex MetroLink stop opened July 31 to speeches, music and food trucks — 25 years to the day after the first MetroLink trains took to the rails in St. Louis.
In some communities, access to an abundance of fresh foods and produce is something many take for granted. In stark contrast, there are other communities where grocery choices are limited to corner stores and gas stations. For some living in these communities, a quick run for fresh food simply doesn’t exist, and a journey for produce on public transit may take an hour or more with multiple transfers.
More than 400 Saint Louis Public School (SLPS) students, staff and faculty took steps — dance steps — to improve their health and combat obesity at the fourth annual Let’s Move! STL Move Your Body Flash Mob, May 4 at Busch Stadium.
Christian Hospital team members were out in full force the first weekend in May — bringing health awareness and resources directly into the neighborhoods around the hospital — as part of the hospital’s mission to serve as a pillar of the community it calls home.
In 2016, BJC HealthCare created a scholarship opportunity in response to community needs identified by the Ferguson Commission. Open to high school seniors planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at a public Missouri or Illinois state college or university in their state, the BJC Scholars Fund offers need-based awards of $10,000 per academic year.