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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:01

BJC offering free flu shots

   Health officials are reminding residents, there is still time to get a flu shot. Due to the high number of cases in the region, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is providing free flu shots to people 18 year old and older next week. The shots will be offered at a two-day clinic.
   This year’s vaccine is well-matched to protect against the strain of H1N1 hitting relatively young and middle-aged adults particularly hard this winter.
   Barnes-Jewish has reported 9 deaths from the flu so far this year and the peak flu season is just getting underway.
   The shots will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21, at the O’Fallon Park Rec Complex, 4343 West Florissant, St. Louis.
   For more information, visit www.barnesjewish.org/flu-shots or call 314-867-3627.
 
Published in Local News
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:13

Barnes Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots

   Flu season is just around the corner, and now is the time to protect yourself against the disease...for free.

   This weekend, Barnes Jewish Hospital will be offering free flu shots clinics.

   A clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in North County at the Shalom Church City of Peace Health Fair.

   Another is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2.

   It is recommended that anyone over six month old get a flu vaccine. 

Published in Health & Fitness

   Part time employees at one of the metro area's biggest healthcare providers may soon lose their health insurance.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that BJC Healthcare is preparing to cut health insurance benefits for employees who work less than 24 hours each week.  

   The paper cites two part time nurses as saying that managers and Human Resources representatives recently began informing certain employees of the plan.  Hospital official declined to comment on any planned changes, but did tell the paper that they are in the process of sharing their 2014 benefits plan with employees.  

   The change of policy could affect thousands of workers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Christian Hospital and other BJC hospitals, outpatient centers and clinics. 

Published in Local News
Thursday, 13 June 2013 04:16

BJC Health Systems laying off 160

   The BJC Hospital group is laying off 160 employees from it's 13 hospitals.  

   BJC officals say the lay-offs necessary because of a decline in in-patient care.  The problem, they say, is that people are delaying treatments, some for lack of insurance, others because of high co-pays.

   Layoff notifications started going out Wednesday.  

   Most of those affected work in administrative and management positions.  BJC says those laid off will receive severance pay based on years of service.

Published in Local News
An ambulance stolen outside Barnes Jewish Hospital in the Central West End has been found in East St Louis.

St. Louis police say around 3:00 a.m. Monday morning a MedStar ambulance was taken from the parking bay outside Barnes Jewish hospital, possibly by a woman.

Few details have been released, although police and MedStar officials say the ambulance was found near 15th and College streets in East St. Louis just before six this (Monday) morning.

A quick search reveals no damage to the vehicle, the keys were left inside and nothing appeared to be taken.
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