BJC en Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' <p>If you are a regular listener to our radio airwaves, you may have noticed that St. Louis Public Radio has been asking for your financial support &nbsp;to help keep our station up and running.</p><p>There are a million reasons to become a member and if you enjoy reading this Rundown, then that is one of the reasons. If you haven’t yet contributed, I encourage you to do so.</p><p>That’s the end of my pitch to try to get you to contribute… so read on!</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:49:58 +0000 Shula Neuman 34292 at Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' The 'Bittersweet Progress' Of The Demolition Of 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="">a 1995 merger</a>.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26413 at The 'Bittersweet Progress' Of The Demolition Of St. Louis' Old Jewish Hospital BJC, SSM working to re-open emergency psychiatric services <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="240" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src=";q=5351+Delmar%2F&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=5351+Delmar+Blvd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63112&amp;gl=us&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.653088,-90.275061&amp;panoid=lQ1gJ4kzlbIDJ58zY-Yhgg&amp;cbp=12,337.13,,0,0.25&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.64845,-90.27513&amp;spn=0.016088,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;output=svembed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href=";q=5351+Delmar%2F&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=5351+Delmar+Blvd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63112&amp;gl=us&amp;layer=c&amp;cbll=38.653088,-90.275061&amp;panoid=lQ1gJ4kzlbIDJ58zY-Yhgg&amp;cbp=12,337.13,,0,0.25&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=38.64845,-90.27513&amp;spn=0.016088,0.036478&amp;z=14" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p><em>The Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis. </em></p><p>Almost exactly a year ago, the state of Missouri <a href="">shuttered the emergency room</a> at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center because of cost overruns.</p><p>Now, officials with BJC and SSM - two of the largest health care systems in the state - say by the end of October, they hope to<a href=""> replace at least some</a> of that capacity.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:13:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1672 at For Dying People, A Chance To Shape Their Legacy <p>Imagine that you&#39;ve just been told you have only a short time to live. What would you want your family and community to remember most about you? In St. Louis, a hospice program called Lumina helps patients leave statements that go beyond a simple goodbye.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:03:00 +0000 Julie Bierach & Kelsey Proud 711 at For Dying People, A Chance To Shape Their Legacy Autobiographies at Hospice <p><a href=""></a></p><p>Suzanne Doyle sits quietly thumbing through a stack of books and photo albums she helped create. She's a middle-aged woman with a soft spoken demeanor. Doyle is the founder of <a href="">Lumina</a>, a program at <a href="">BJC Hospice</a> that helps patients leave statements that go beyond a simple good-bye. Her eyes begin to moisten as she recalls a recent patient, Courtney Strain, who died of brain cancer last summer at the age of 25. In the months before Strain died, she met weekly with Doyle where she revealed one constant frustration. Strain said she felt like an outcast, that people didn't know what to say to her, so they said nothing at all.</p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 13:22:06 +0000 Julie Bierach 481 at Autobiographies at Hospice