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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

Creve Coeur awards BJWCH with Heart of the Community

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The City of Creve Coeur has honored Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital with the 2019 “Heart of the Community” Award. The Creve Coeur Economic Development Committee determined that the hospital’s commitment to providing highly specialized care, community benefit services and educational opportunities in partnership with local schools exemplified this award.

BJC team members inspire youth to pursue heath care careers

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BJC team members helped inspire more than 500 seventh-grade girls at the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) event, held March 13 at Saint Louis University. The event, organized by STEAM Education, is designed to provide STEAM-related experiences and opportunities for seventh-grade girls from across the state.

AMH, board member honored by city

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AMH is being honored by the City of Alton in the third annual Altonian of the Year Awards. AMH is receiving the Business of the Year award for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the Alton community through free educational programs and continued donations to various organizations throughout the community.

BJC, BJWCH honored for teaching high schoolers about health careers

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​BJC and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital received the Special School District of St. Louis County’s (SSD) Community Partners Award March 12 during the SSD’s monthly board of education meeting. The award recognized BJC’s partnership with SSD, Parkway School District and BJWCH on the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy (PPHSA), a program for high school seniors hosted at BJWCH.

Employee nominators help ‘unsung heroes’ shine

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“Some would say you are the unsung heroes of our communities, but I say you are the heroes upon which many songs should be written.” Those were the welcoming words from BJC senior vice president June Fowler at the March 20 reception bringing together 13 nonprofit organizations selected to receive a special BJC donation, along with their employee nominators.

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