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2010 Report to the Community



Megan Moss Was Too Young to Die of a Heart Condition ?
Megan Moss, 25, of Ferguson, Mo., is one of the best-known patients in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital heart transplant program’s 25-year history. Throughout her illness, heart transplant surgery and recovery, Moss’s parents kept friends and family updated through a blog...

Paired Kidney Exchange Helps Patients Obtain Organ Match ?
St. Louisan Ken Crowder needed a kidney after his kidneys had failed from undiagnosed hypertension. His fiancée, Rebecca Burkes, wanted to give him her own kidney. A dialysis nurse, Burkes knew that Crowder’s best shot to regain health was a living donor kidney transplant. Unfortunately, she was not a match.

Neurologists Expand Expertise To Region Through Stroke Network ?
The Washington University stroke team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is nationally renowned for its work in treating acute stroke. Patients throughout the region benefit from their expertise through the network of smaller community hospitals that consult with the team on complex stroke cases.


Siteman Cancer Center Brings Comprehensive Cancer Care Closer to Home ?
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine enhanced access to unparalleled care by announcing in 2010 a new location in south St. Louis County.


Residents Take Care of Community Members ?
“I believe in the saying ‘from those who have been given much, much will be expected,’” Henish Bhansali, MD, says. “And I have been very blessed. I give back to others because I had the most incredible parents, and I have a lovely fiancée. This is my one small way to continue giving back.”

 

Lean Work Presentation At International Quality Conference ?
Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s operational excellence team was chosen as a finalist to compete at the annual American Society for Quality conference. The team was chosen as one of 24 improvement teams internationally to present on the sustained lean work in its organization.

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