Ron Peterson first came to Barnes-Jewish Hospital
in 1997 for evaluation for a lung transplant. During
that visit, he stayed at the top of Queeny Tower,
which at the time was an option for patients requiring
an extended visit.
Peterson returned in 2000 for his transplant. Although
he doesn’t know the exact number, over the past
12 years he has returned to the hospital more than
25 times for annual physicals and treatment related
to rejection prevention. When the upper floors of
Queeny Tower became office space for the hospital,
Peterson had to look elsewhere for lodging.
“I was looking for a place not too far from the hospital
and something affordable, because I have spent most
of my savings on the transplant,” says Peterson.
Barnes Lodge fit the bill in multiple ways. Located at
the south end of the medical campus, Barnes Lodge is
within walking distance of the hospital. A patient/family
shuttle also runs regularly to and from the hospital.
In 2011 alone, Peterson stayed at Barnes Lodge
12 times. “You could say I’m a regular,” says Peterson.
“My experiences at Barnes Lodge have always been good.
The staff is professional yet warm and considerate, the
rooms are clean and the available kitchen is a bonus.”