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Two new towers enhance care for women, infants, cancer patients on Washington University Medical Campus

  • January 19, 2018
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Two new 12-story inpatient towers built by BJC HealthCare on the Washington University Medical Campus are aimed at enhancing the care and comfort of patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Designation

  • October 17, 2016
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Barnes-Jewish is the only hospital in St. Louis and one of only five in Missouri to be designated a Baby-Friendly birth facility. 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly Employer

  • March 26, 2015
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital was recently recognized as a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite through its proactive efforts to support employees who choose to breastfeed their children. Barnes-Jewish joins a growing number of Missouri businesses as a Breastfeeding Friendly employer, which provides private lactation rooms, time for breast pumping and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding after a mother returns to work.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly Employer

  • March 25, 2015
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital was recently recognized as a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite through its proactive efforts to support employees who choose to breastfeed their children. Barnes-Jewish joins a growing number of Missouri businesses as a Breastfeeding Friendly employer, which provides private lactation rooms, time for breast pumping and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding after a mother returns to work.

Fetal Care Center accepted into NAFTNet

  • February 25, 2014
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The Fetal Care Center has now been accepted into the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet), a group of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada that perform advanced in-utero fetal therapeutic procedures.

Breast Health Outreach Program Impacts Breast Cancer Rates

  • May 9, 2010
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Soon after Mario Schootman, PhD, an epidemiologist, came to Washington University in 1999, he reviewed data from the Missouri Cancer Registry and noticed a disturbing trend among patients with breast cancer:  from 1996 to 1998, women who were 50 and older were twice as likely to have late-stage breast cancer if they lived in certain ZIP codes in the northeastern part of St. Louis.

The Face of Personalized Medicine

  • May 9, 2010
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Six years ago at age 32, Becky Lorts found a lump in her left breast. She opted to fight her cancer with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove both breasts, and she came out clear.

Ringing in a New Life After Cancer

  • May 9, 2010
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Because cancer runs in her family, 54-year-old Lisa Facer had always been diligent about getting annual mammograms. But in 2006, she missed her mammogram as she and her sister cared for her dying mother in Hawaii. In 2007, the company where she was a corporate bond trader was in turmoil — so she missed her mammogram again. In May 2008, Facer lost her job. So with time on her hands, she finally went for a mammogram. On D-Day – June 6 – she got the news she dreaded: breast cancer.

Barnes-Jewish, Children’s Hospital and Washington University Launch Fetal Care Center to Treat High-Risk Mothers and Infants

  • April 22, 2010
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A combination of medical expertise, technology and geography will converge as Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine launch in April a new “Fetal Care Center” for the care and management of high-risk mothers and births.

Barnes-Jewish OB/GYN treats West African women with fistulas

  • November 2, 2009
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Dr. Wall has devoted his life to helping these most voiceless of the voiceless, promoting the $300 surgeries that repair fistulas and typically return the patients to full health.

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