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An Important Update on Covid-19

The safety and well-being of our shared communities remains our highest priority. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in keeping with the recommendations of the CDC and BJC HealthCare, has made the decision to act proactively. 

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Barnes-Jewish, Washington University Concert Hits High Note

Barnes-Jewish, Washington University Concert Hits High Note

For the past nine years, performers from both institutions have been partnering to present a free concert in the lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM). The event is sponsored by the Arts & Healthcare Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and organized by Sarah Colby, the program’s coordinator, and Bradley Fritz, MD, clinical fellow in the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology. The Arts & Healthcare Program is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Thompson Hits Milestone for Rare Vein Compression Surgery

Dr. Thompson Hits Milestone for Rare Vein Compression Surgery

Vascular surgeon Robert W. Thompson, MD, performed the 1,000th operation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to treat a rare type of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), a group of potentially disabling disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves become compressed in the space between the collarbone and the first rib. Dr. Thompson is the only surgeon in the world to perform this number of procedures targeting venous TOS, which is caused by damage to the major veins in the lower neck and upper chest.

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Pilot Program Provides Apartments to Homeless Emergency Department Patients

Pilot Program Provides Apartments to Homeless Emergency Department Patients

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Patrick Center are partners in an innovative pilot program that provides apartments to homeless patients who frequently seek shelter in the hospital’s emergency department (ED). The aim of the program is to move vulnerable individuals into stable, long-term housing along with the critical social and health care services they need, while at the same time reducing hospital costs.

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Surgical Pioneer Dr. Ira Kodner Honored with Achievement Award, New Ethics Education Fund

Surgical Pioneer Dr. Ira Kodner Honored with Achievement Award, New Ethics Education Fund

Ira J. Kodner, MD, a pioneer in colon and rectal surgery and prominent medical ethicist, is the recipient of the 2018 President’s Achievement Award given by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  In addition, an endowed fund has been established at the Foundation to honor Dr. Kodner and support education, research and advocacy in the field of surgical ethics.

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