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Our World Made Better - BJC in the Community

BJC HealthCare often hears from community members, patients, family members and colleagues about the ways BJC and its employees have made a difference in their lives, in the lives of their loved ones or in the communities BJC serves.

Here, we’ll share with you some of those stories and words of gratitude, as well as examples of BJC’s ongoing work to benefit the community, support charitable organizations and improve the health of those it serves.

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BJC In the Community

BJC employees lend a helping hand to Boys and Girls Club of Alton

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BJC Employee Service Center administrator Javonte “Jay” Campbell and his colleagues were recently highlighted by, 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.

Modern apartments add affordable housing to Forest Park Southeast neighborhood

Revitalization led by Washington University redevelopment group

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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.

BJC School Outreach supports access to fresh produce

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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.

BJC Scholar Is Off to a Good Start at the University of Illinois

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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. 

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