Barnes-Jewish Hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org en An Update On the 'Bittersweet Progress' At The Site Of The Old Jewish Hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-bittersweet-progress-site-old-jewish-hospital <p>Back in May, hundreds of former employees of the old Jewish Hospital gathered at the complex &nbsp;along Kingshighway&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bittersweet-progress-demolition-st-louis-old-jewish-hospital" target="_blank">to say goodbye</a>. Three of the four &nbsp;buildings - some of which were built in the early 1900s - were schedule to come down as part of a <a href="http://www.bjcconstruction.org/About/Facts.aspx#.UxDW6vldV8E">multi-million dollar project</a> to upgrade the Barnes-Jewish medical facilities.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:35:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org An Update On the 'Bittersweet Progress' At The Site Of The Old Jewish Hospital Cardiologist Speaks On Snow, Sugar And Other Dangers To The Heart http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardiologist-speaks-snow-sugar-and-other-dangers-heart <p>With this winter’s prolific snowfalls, slippery streets and biting cold aren’t the only dangers to be concerned about. According to cardiologist Andrew Kates, people should also think twice about shoveling snow if they aren’t accustomed to exercise. That’s because shoveling snow can cause heart attacks.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:12:31 +0000 Camille Phillips 33494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardiologist Speaks On Snow, Sugar And Other Dangers To The Heart Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/answering-your-questions-about-st-louis-regions-flu-outbreak <p>In the past few weeks,<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-cases-rise-young-people-hard-hit" target="_blank"> the St. Louis region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases</a>. The dangerous H1N1 strand that appeared in 2009 is back, and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus" target="_blank">nine people have already died</a> of the illness at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:52:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 33005 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak Nine Deaths Linked To H1N1 Flu Virus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Officials at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis say nine people have died from the H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu, over the past six weeks. Another 35 patients were sick enough to be treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit, although, many were transported from outside the area.</span></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:25:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32939 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nine Deaths Linked To H1N1 Flu Virus Barnes-Jewish Hospital Combats Compassion Fatigue With Training Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barnes-jewish-hospital-combats-compassion-fatigue-training-program <p>Caring for people experiencing pain and suffering day in and day out can be trying for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Especially when they feel like the work is never done. That feeling is called compassion fatigue and at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, they've developed a program to help.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:58:33 +0000 Camille Phillips 31068 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barnes-Jewish Hospital Combats Compassion Fatigue With Training Program The 'Bittersweet Progress' Of The Demolition Of St. Louis' Old Jewish Hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bittersweet-progress-demolition-st-louis-old-jewish-hospital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On May 16, 1901, workers laid the cornerstone for a new hospital committed to caring for the St. Louis Jewish community when other institutions wouldn’t.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exactly 26 years later, on May 16, 1927, officials gathered to dedicate the first building of a new Jewish Hospital at the corner of </span>Kingshighway<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Forest Park. The complex would eventually become part of Barnes-Jewish Hospital following <a href="http://www.barnesjewish.org/about/history">a 1995 merger</a>.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26413 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The 'Bittersweet Progress' Of The Demolition Of St. Louis' Old Jewish Hospital Barnes-Jewish Gets Initial Approval For Major Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barnes-jewish-gets-initial-approval-major-expansion <p><strong>Updated 10:15 a.m. March 27 to note that one building of the old Jewish Hospital complex will remain.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A planned expansion of the Barnes-Jewish medical complex could be underway later this year, now that the city has given its initial approval.</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:05:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24862 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barnes-Jewish Gets Initial Approval For Major Expansion Urgent mental health services slowly returning to St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/urgent-mental-health-services-slowly-returning-st-louis <p>In 2010, the slumping state budget forced the Missouri Department of Mental Health <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/04/12/daily43.html">to close</a> the emergency room and 50 short-term beds at the Metropolitan Psychiatric Center.</p><p>The move saved $16 million. But it also forced those in need of immediate mental health treatment into local hospitals, which are not designed for those in crisis.</p><p>With the help of the area’s two largest hospital systems and some state support, there are now 16 beds available for patients with psychiatric needs who have already been screened at other hospital emergency rooms. Beginning this fall, patients needing urgent mental health care should be able to go straight to the new Psychiatric Stabilization Center.</p><p>The PSC is a temporary fix - but its creators are also hoping it helps shift the treatment paradigm.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:04:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Urgent mental health services slowly returning to St. Louis Morning headlines- Thursday, July 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-5-2012 <p><strong>Federal government will not fund reservoir repairs</strong></p><p>The federal government has rejected a request from Ameren Missouri to receive stimulus funds for rebuilding the Taum Sauk reservoir that ruptured in 2005.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:58:59 +0000 KRCU & The Associated Press 4056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, July 5, 2012 Busted water main by Barnes-Jewish Hospital blocks roads, affects hospital power http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/busted-water-main-barnes-jewish-hospital-blocks-roads-affects-hospital-power <p><strong>Updated 11:29 a.m. July 5:</strong></p><p>A Barnes-Jewish Hospital release says that no surgeries were canceled today, even though power is still intermittent to Queeny&nbsp;Tower. Full power to the building is anticipated to return today.</p><p>Most of the patients who were moved to other areas of the hospital are also expected to return to their original rooms Friday.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Original story:</em></p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 23:12:22 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Busted water main by Barnes-Jewish Hospital blocks roads, affects hospital power