More than 800 students at Belleville West High School “feeder” elementary and middle schools received fully stocked pencil bags at an Aug. 7 event, thanks to MH emergency department staff. Staff members donated enough school supplies to fill 1,000 pencil bags.
HEALTH FAIR 2019 was held July 20 at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, as area residents stopped by for free health screenings and to visit numerous educational booths. HEALTH FAIR 2019 also included the Siteman mammography van. Educational booths were provided by community resources including St. Louis County Public Health, Washington University Sickle Cell Program and Stop the Bleed, among others.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College welcomed a group of 60 students and chaperones from the Wyman Center June 14 and introduced them to the world of nursing.
Gearing up for a baby has different challenges for military moms. BJC Veterans Connection members supported local military families by collecting items for the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter Women Warriors baby shower, a celebration for 75 active duty and veteran moms and their spouses, June 22, at Jefferson Barracks. Volunteers from BJC also organized gifts beforehand and attended the baby shower.
As the 2018-2019 school year came to a close, graduating high school seniors were busy preparing for the next stage of their life.
Memorial’s environmental services team stepped up to help a fellow employee, media services coordinator Andy Nicholson, collect items for a medical mission trip to Paraguay this summer.
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.
Employees from across BJC once again made a difference in the fight against heart disease — with hundreds of team members turning out for the American Heart Association Heart Walk, May 18, at Busch Stadium.
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.
When second-graders in public school districts served by BJC HealthCare pack up their desks at the end of the school year, they’ll have a brand new book to take home to encourage their summer reading.