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Our partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, BJC HomeCare and Hospice, Evelyn’s House, and Goldfarb School of Nursing is key to the groundbreaking research and patient care we support. 
 
These partners are pillars of our community that give hope to our patients and families facing the most difficult and complex health challenges. And our donors are critical to the leading-edge care these organizations provide. 

Donors to the Foundation impact patient care in every area, including cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, hospice care, heart and vascular, nursing education, organ transplant, orthopedics and more. By supporting one of these areas, you can change a patient’s life today.  

Cancer add

Siteman Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer centers in the United States and one of the few nationally to receive the highest rating of the National Cancer Institute: “exceptional.” The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is proud to partner with the world-renowned physician-scientists at Siteman to accelerate cancer research.

Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding to spark scientific discoveries that may lead to treatment breakthroughs. Your gifts provide critical seed money for Siteman researchers to hone their ideas, gather pilot data, and ultimately gain broader funding to bring new treatments to patients faster.

With your help, the most significant cancer research in the world will happen right here in St. Louis for generations to come. And better cancer prevention, treatments, and care will be attainable sooner—improving the lives of cancer patients and giving them more time to make memories with their families.

Neurology/Neurosurgery add

Donors to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital support research and patient care that help make the neurology and neurosurgery departments at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine world leaders.

Funding through the Foundation enables physician-scientists to develop better treatments for neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and many others.

For example, physician-scientists are studying new prevention strategies and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and researching new treatments that greatly reduce relapse rates and slow disease progression for multiple sclerosis patients.

Gifts to the Foundation also help neurosurgeons set a new standard of surgical care and give hope to patients with the most complex, difficult-to-treat brain tumors. Gifts have supported the purchase of an Intraoperative MRI facility that allows neurosurgeons to immediately obtain a scan to know whether they have removed all of a tumor during surgery, as well as research into the development of new neurosurgery techniques such as laser-based surgery, which allows surgeons to kill brain tumors from the inside out with precision.

Hospice/Evelyn's House add

Evelyn’s House is a much-needed hospice house in St. Louis that offers more options for specialized end-of-life care for both adult and pediatric patients. Evelyn’s House was made possible by gifts to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

The 16-bed hospice house, located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, is named in honor of Evelyn Newman, a prominent St. Louis community leader and philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 95.

A hospice-specialized care team provides palliative care focused on enhancing quality of life for both patients and their families. The facility features dedicated music and art therapy rooms, a chapel and meditation room, and a sleeping area for family, among other amenities.

Ongoing gifts from donors to the Foundation ensure hospice patients receive the best care in warm, comfortable surroundings with the involvement of family members and caregivers. Donor gifts also support various programs within hospice that make the life journey more fulfilling for patients and families.

Heart and Vascular add

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths each year. The physician-researchers in the Heart & Vascular Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, with the support of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, are working to change these statistics.

Our physician-scientists have pioneered and perfected some of the most significant cardiovascular procedures that are now in use worldwide, including the Cox-Maze procedure, today’s surgical standard for correcting atrial fibrillation.

Our donors make possible research to explore and investigate the most promising ideas, resulting in new technology, procedures, processes and devices that improve the lives of patients with cardiovascular conditions. With your support, physician-scientists can develop and improve interventional technologies to better diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease less invasively and with faster recovery times.

Nursing Education add

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College educates future nurses who are driven to make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital supports this mission by awarding scholarships to students at Goldfarb each year.

The journey to becoming a nurse can be challenging both academically and financially. As we face a growing shortage of nurses in the health care field and rising educational costs across the board, scholarships through the Foundation are more critical than ever to ensure the brightest—and most compassionate—students have the opportunity to pursue their passion for nursing at Goldfarb.

Your support will help ensure students receive the best start possible. By making a gift to support scholarships at Goldfarb, you’re not just advancing the best health care in the region—you’re changing the lives of students.

Organ Transplant add

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transplant Center has one of the oldest and most established transplant programs in the country. It is the only comprehensive transplant center in the region for heart, kidney, liver and lung transplants, with outcomes that meet or exceed national averages.

The mini-nephrectomy, developed at Barnes-Jewish, is just one example of donor-supported research that led to transplant procedures with less pain, decreased risk of infections and shorter hospital stays. The procedure, now used with patients across the country, uses a keyhole incision a fraction of the size of the traditional 10-inch incision.

Physican-scientists in the transplant center continue to pioneer procedures that improve the lives of patients. Exciting developments—supported by donors The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital—are changing the outlook for patients in need of these lifesaving procedures.

Orthopedics add

People come from across the country to benefit from the expertise of the Washington University orthopedic specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, one of the few centers in the U.S. that focuses on the complex reconstruction of nerves, tissues and bones for patients with musculoskeletal conditions or injuries.

These specialists—some of the best in the nation—give hope to patients in need of orthopedic care for a variety of reasons including injuries, accidents, and limb trauma caused by cancer or infection.

With gifts to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, donors support research and physician education on better treatments and understanding of spinal deformity, spinal reconstruction, and knee, hip, hand, and shoulder and elbow surgery. Donor gifts also support visiting orthopedic fellows and surgeons and help cover expenses to attend conferences where research can be shared with other world leaders in orthopedic care.

Endowed Chairs add

Endowed chairs through The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital give Washington University School of Medicine faculty members at Barnes-Jewish Hospital important financial support that enables them to advance ideas and make discoveries that lead to better treatments and new technology to benefit all of us—both now and in the future.

Funding through an endowed chair is critical for top physician-researchers to continue their research collaborations, attract leading faculty to their teams, and build the appropriate infrastructure for further discovery. Chairs also gives faculty more time to conduct breakthrough research and treat patients rather than spend time writing grants.

Areas of Greatest Need add

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital partners with non-profit health care organizations dedicated to making medicine better in our community, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, BJC Home Care and Hospice, Evelyn’s House (hospice), and Washington University School of Medicine.

All of us have been touched by the compassionate, expert care at our partner organizations. Our mission is to ensure as many people as possible benefit from this care.

When you support our areas of greatest need, you help our partners address their most critical priorities and respond as needs arise. Your gifts provide nursing scholarships for the bright students at Goldfarb, support for leading-edge research that benefits our family and friends for generations to come, financial help for patients in need, grants for community organizations who offer care to the community, and so much more.

These programs depend on generous gifts from community members like you to continue to enrich the lives of our community and beyond.