Get-Acquainted Reception
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ellen S. Clark "Hope Plaza" (adjacent to EPNEC)

Please join us for a summer reception in the recently dedicated Ellen S. Clark Hope Plaza. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres as you listen to beautiful music and mingle with colleagues. This evening will provide attendees the opportunity to gather information and ideas from exhibitors regarding the management of complex medical conditions, as well get further acquainted with other conference attendees and the staff and employees of St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Washington University School of Medicine.

Facility Tours-St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
5:00-5:45 p.m.
Meet at 4:50 p.m. in the lobby of the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC)
Forty-five-minute tours will be offered — Meet in the EPNEC lobby at 4:50 p.m.; tours commence at 5:00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to tour either St. Louis Children's Hospital or Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital is a nationally recognized hospital for the care of children from infancy through young adulthood. Founded in 1879, the hospital is ranked by Parent magazine and U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 pediatric facilities in the country.

A child with a failing organ presents multifaceted medical complexities. Some of the most challenging cases-including fragile newborns, children requiring combined transplantation and high-risk patients turned down by other programs-come to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Children's provides a complete transplantation program supported by every pediatric medical specialty. It's here where the heart, lung, bone marrow, liver and kidney transplant teams have achieved exceptional results on every front and given children from all over the country and the world a chance to survive and thrive.

Critical Care Medicine-Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICU)
Tour the intensive care units, including the state-of-the-art CICU, equipped with the latest technology in patient monitoring and rooms that can serve as operative suites.

Olson Family Garden
Not to be missed is the 8,000-square-foot Olson Family Garden, an interactive rooftop oasis designed expressly for children and families who want a place for privacy, solace, and healing.

SLCH Family Gardens

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri, with 1,800 medical staff members, many of whom that are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report honor roll of America's Best Hospitals for more than 18 consecutive years, and recognized in 2010 for providing 15 top-ranked medical specialties.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has the only comprehensive transplant center in the region offering heart, heart and lung, lung, double lung, kidney, liver, pancreas islet cell and bone marrow transplants. In addition to achieving outcomes that meet or beat national averages, the transplant program is known for its quality and continuity of care. Its lung transplant program is one of the world's largest, its surgeons having performed more than 800 transplants, including the world's first double-lung transplant.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital was created by the 1996 merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. Each hospital brought a rich tradition of excellence. Barnes Hospital opened in 1914 and became one of the first medical teaching centers in the United States. Jewish Hospital opened in 1902 to care for St. Louis' growing immigrant population. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation's largest health-care organizations.

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