Portable medical equipment from BJC Home Care Services helps a dream come true

Portable medical equipment from BJC Home Care Services helps a dream come true

Despite being on a ventilator, four-year-old Brian could still experience Disney World thanks to portable home medical equipment provided by BJC Home Care Services. 

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Illinois man gets up and moving thanks to BJC Home Care

Illinois man gets up and moving thanks to BJC Home Care

May 21, 2015

Clarence Davis endured an amputation, a stroke and a heart attack. Undeterred, he was up and moving again thanks to BJC Home Care.

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Driver delivers care with equipment

Driver delivers care with equipment

May 19, 2015

“Home medical equipment drivers are our eyes and ears because they interact with so many people on a regular basis,” says Dave Hosman, BJC Home Medical Equipment director. Driver Kenneth Price is an indispensable example.

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BJC spotlights Nicole Patterson, a social worker with BJC Hospice

BJC spotlights Nicole Patterson, a social worker with BJC Hospice

May 18, 2015

Social workers are the frontline staff members that help patients and their families get on with their lives after a hospitalization or sometimes prepare for the end of life. We salute social workers across the organization and share a glimpse into the world of social worker Nicole Patterson, LCSW, BJC Hospice.

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Specialized nurses throw patients a “lifeline”

Specialized nurses throw patients a “lifeline”

July 8, 2014
Peripherally inserted central catheters, known as "PICCs" or "PICC lines" -- deliver medications, nutrition or chemotherapy that can save a patient’s life or help them return to a normal life.

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Pigging out: Home care manager creates hog heaven

Pigging out: Home care manager creates hog heaven

Porky and Petunia Pig have nothing on Fil Pig and Butternut Pig other than a lot of notoriety. All are comical and have made a good living for their owners. More
Food pantry helps Home Care’s needy

Food pantry helps Home Care’s needy

When you enter Kara Sutton’s office at the Clayton Avenue Building in St. Louis, her office looks like any other - computer, photos, and files. But if you look closely at the gray file cabinet in the corner, you’ll notice bright pink labels that say “pasta, rice, beans, fruit.” 

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Food pantry story leads to employee donations

Food pantry story leads to employee donations

BJC Home Care nurses are free to take what they need for their patients from a food pantry stocked by employees of the St. Louis metro division. Kara Sutton, RN, explains, "Sometimes patients have to choose between paying for their medications or their food, and medications often win." 

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Home Care employee rallies her community to help Oklahoma

Home Care employee rallies her community to help Oklahoma

When watching the news about the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, it was the children that touched Lisa Whitaker, physical therapy assistant, BJC Home Care Services.

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Lifeline gives families the gift of being there

Lifeline gives families the gift of being there

When Joanne “Jo” Vermilye died, it was a huge blow to her family. But her daughter-in-law, Sharon, is convinced that without the Lifeline system, it would have been much worse.

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