Defining Moments

Defining moments in people’s lives are often launching points. From these moments, one’s journey in life has the propensity to change.

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we put all that we are– national leaders in medicine, a world-class academic medical center, and 9,300 patient care and support team members–behind making these moments a positive launching pad for our patients. With our physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine, we strive to bring the best in innovation, treatment and care to our patients.

Some of the highlights in this report to our community include:

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure pioneered at the Washington University and Barnes- Jewish Heart & Vascular Center in November.
  • 75 lung transplants were performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, placing the hospital fifth in the nation for volume of lung transplants.
  • The Stay Healthy Clinic opened in September, which helps patients who may need additional assistance with medications, diet or general follow-up.
  • Construction began on the new Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center in south St. Louis County, where cancer care will be multidisciplinary with physicians from radiation oncology, medical oncology and surgery, all practicing together in the same location.

This report features stories from patients and families, and defining moments in their lives that we are proud to have shared with them. Look for the defining moments throughout this report, designated with this icon.

Your support of The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a direct impact on our patients and families. Often, the defining moments they experience are due to advanced research, innovative treatment or programs that have been made possible by you.

Thank you for your continued support of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Together we can continue to create defining moments in patients’ care and their lives.

Richard J. Liekweg
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Group President, BJC HealthCare

Patrick T. Stokes
Chairman, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Board of Directors

Kenneth B. Steinback
Chairman, The Foundation
for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Board of Directors

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