By Tricia Massey
On March 30, 2011, BJC Medical Center will host a special celebration. The purpose of the event will be to celebrate 50 years of service to the community and to reveal the new name of the hospital.
The story of the hospital is inspiring in that it was founded by a group of concerned citizens a little over fifty years ago. And, one year ago, BJC Medical Center was acquired by Restoration Healthcare and nine physicians. Fifty years later, the owners of the facility recognized the need for positive changes and are already making a difference in the community by restoring a sense of pride, trust, credibility, professionalism, and top quality care. According to Restoration Healthcare’s President and Interim CEO for BJC, Steve Clapp, “The change in ownership now brings closure to the question of the organization’s future. We can now begin to focus on the future and the possibilities … We look forward to being here and working with the area communities.”