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Celebrating Nurses Week: Hats Off to Our Health Care Heroes

As health care workers across the globe face the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership of our nurses is more important than ever. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, along with our partners across the system, would like to thank these professionals and encourage the community to support their work.

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Restaurant Remains Open to Provide Free Meals to Health Care Workers

Restauranteurs Phil and Tracy Czarnec have been serving food for two decades to loyal customers in the St. Louis Central West End neighborhood, home to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine campus. Although the COVID-19 stay at home order pushed them into temporarily closing their 25-year-old Wild Flower Restaurant, they decided to keep their second eatery, BBQ Saloon, open for curbside delivery.

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Foundation Supports Crucial Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Drugs

Thanks to the generosity of donors, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is supporting Washington University School of Medicine’s critical trial of antimalarial and antibiotic drugs to treat COVID-19 patients. Express Scripts, a Cigna company, donated these medications for the clinical trial being conducted at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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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