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The Foundation Hosts Third Annual Nicholas T. Kouchoukos Research Day

Because Dr. Kouchoukos feels so passionately about research and training the next generation, he established The Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD, Endowed Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2018.

“We need to train cardiothoracic surgeons who are both good surgeons and good clinical investigators,” Dr. Kouchoukos says. “It’s critical to have people in the field who are innovative, continue to push the limits, and make advances that enhance patient care.”

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Breast Cancer Impact Report

Our generous donors are changing the trajectory of a breast cancer diagnosis. This commitment to innovative research and equitable medicine supports our physician-scientists in providing extraordinary care. Learn more about the progress made possible by our generous community!

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Supporting Health and Wellness through Housing Stability

A healthy community requires a holistic approach to health, including support beyond the walls of the hospital. To address the growing number of non-medical patient visits to the emergency department, Hospital to Housing was launched in 2019 through a partnership between several community organizations and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with initial and ongoing funding from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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The Foundation Awards Eight Grants to Local Nonprofits

We are proud to announce the distribution of $215,500 this August through the Foundation’s Community Support Grants Program. Because of visionary donors, we award these grants to local nonprofit organizations focused on reducing health care disparities; fostering strong community health care networks; promoting adult health, wellness, and disease prevention in the community; and providing quality health care education.

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BJC Classic Drives Change

It was a beautiful day for philanthropy as golfers lined the fairways at Forest Park for the BJC Classic on October 6. In partnership with BJC Community Health Improvement and BJC IT, the golf tournament raised more than $155,000 to address health disparities in the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis County. 

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Donor Gift Supports Women with Cancer

At the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, survivorship support is a critical part of treatment and recovery. On August 24, women with cancer participated in a Live Better Workshop with Chef Ryan Callahan, author of Cooking for Chemo. The event was funded through the generosity of Robert Ashton, who made this program possible with a generous gift to the Together Support Fund in memory of his wife Pauline.


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Annual Flu Shot Clinic Turns 20

Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation has proudly funded BJC HealthCare’s annual free flu shot clinics for the past 20 years, amounting to more than 275,000 vaccines administered to St. Louis area residents. These clinics help prevent the spread of influenza, ease the strain on health care resources, reach underserved populations, and promote public health awareness.

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Meet Harry Ratliff

Harry Ratliff has been a strong advocate for health care through volunteering and board memberships for over 20 years. He’s continuing this mission in his new position on the board of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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