Update

CH2020 Progress Report

Christian Hospital 2020, the $60 million initiative we introduced in 2017, is becoming a reality. We've come a long way in making good on our commitment to Revitalization, Community, People and Care.

Read our brief progress report on Christian Hospital 2020 to learn more about how we've been upgrading our facitilites and how we are becoming a true community partner. Many projects have already been completed, some are still underway, but all will be finished by 2020.

 

Revitalization

Christian Hospital’s lobby renovation and expansion was completed on October 15th, 2018, as part of the main tower enhancements. The lobby now includes a new community room.

In addition, all of the hospital’s main tower windows have been replaced and upgraded.

And we now have new large Christian Hospital signage at the top of the main tower that also reflects the changes happening.

The 9th floor renovation project and conversion to private patient rooms will be completed on December 7th.

Next on the list is the 10th floor as we continue to renovate floor-by-floor in our transition to all private patient rooms.

The new 3rd floor new AMCU unit with all private patient rooms opened in February 2018.

 

Community

Pathway to Health was established this summer at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, which is built on the site of the former QuikTrip.

Pathway to Health is our partnership with The Salvation Army – as part of a one-million-dollar grant over the next three years from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

We are now able to assist families and individuals in Ferguson and surrounding zip codes who are experiencing poverty and barriers to physical wellness.

Christian Hospital was honored Nov. 1, 2018, with the “Doing the Most Good Award” at the Salvation Army Tree of Lights luncheon in recognition of the much needed work we’re doing out in the community as part of the Pathway to Health program.

Our School Based Health Centers are now open at Hazelwood East and Riverview Gardens High Schools, and we held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at both schools on Monday of this week.

The centers aim to increase access to primary and behavioral health care, improve student attendance and academic achievement, and help students improve their health and wellness.

Through the financial support of the Christian Hospital Foundation, CareSTL Health is providing care to students in the health centers.

The Career Resource Center opened last month at the Siteman Construction site on the Northwest HealthCare campus.

Christian Hospital and BJC HealthCare have partnered with Tarlton Corporation to create a community resource at Northwest HealthCare for high school students and community agencies to gain knowledge on career opportunities within these industries.

This includes recruitment, training and career development through technology and real-life interaction – while also highlighting the potential of these careers. This is a program we can all be proud of, as we guide and groom the future workforce.

Construction Forum St. Louis honored Christian, BJC and Tarlton on Nov. 15, 2018, with the Building Tomorrow Award in the Diversity category for the Career Resource Center and its commitment to inclusion.

 

People

The people who make it all happen on a daily basis include our dedicated employees, volunteers, donors and auxilians, our expert medical staff, our supportive civic leaders and our beloved community residents.

THANK YOU to every single one of you for your contributions to the continued successes we’re experiencing.

And the great work we’re doing is not going unnoticed.

In March 2018, Christian Hospital received the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s 2018 Arcus Award for Achievement in Health – their highest honor – in recognition of our commitment to ongoing growth, improvement, community outreach and economic opportunity – as part of our CH2020 accomplishments and vision.

 

Care

Christian Hospital opened Convenient Care at Hazelwood in July 2017 – in partnership with the BJC Medical Group – to offer walk-in care with extended hours for patients of all ages – with a co-pay that is often less expensive than urgent cares.

We completed our conversion to the Epic universal electronic medical record December 2017. This new e-record improves patient safety and better delivery of care, as well as better patient outcomes.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatricians are now at Northwest HealthCare, seeing pediatric patients 24/7 in the Northwest ED since July 2017. This is a great enhancement to our pediatric emergency care, and has been well-received by the community.

The Siteman Cancer Center Groundbreaking was July 2018 on the Northwest campus to mark the start of building our new $27 million Siteman Cancer Center that will be completed by December 2019.

Siteman will continue seeing patients on our Christian Hospital campus until the new facility is opened.