BJC team members inspire youth to pursue heath care careers

 BJC team members helped inspire more than 500 seventh-grade girls at the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) event, held March 13 at Saint Louis University.

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Building a culture of health in our communities

Being active in your own health and taking an active role in the health of BJC’s communities is what the BJC HealthCare mission is all about. 

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BJC Diverse Nurses Connection members mentoring high school graduates

BJC School Outreach and Youth and Development (SOYD) and BJC Workforce Diversity have partnered with the BJC Diverse Nurses Connection group to provide mentoring to seven high school graduates who recently received their certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification. 

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Each year the camp is more of an adventure

 Once again this year, BJC employees’ children came together for the annual Adventures in HealthCare Camp. Camps were held July 10-14 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The campers spent the week exploring a variety of careers, touring multiple departments and participating in many interactive career-related activities.

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Barnes-Jewish nurses continue their 'adventure'

“I realized from this camp that health care was an interesting and exciting field,” says Katie. “The camp taught me about all the different professions and what they involved, which is something I probably wouldn’t have learned on my own until much later in life.”

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BJC inspires more than 800 girls at STEAM event

Global research shows that women are underrepresented in STEAM industries. For example, according to the National Science Board, despite making up half of the college-educated workforce, women in recent years accounted for less than one-third of those employed in science and engineering. Research also shows that engaging girls in STEAM activities between ages 10 and 14 influences them to seek careers in one of the five fields.

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