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Parkland Health Center’s Barry Hanger Named Our BJC Values Employee for September

(FARMINGTON, MO – September 15, 2022) – Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Barry Hanger was selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for the month of September 2022. Barry has worked for Parkland Health Center for nearly two years as a Courier in Parkland’s Cancer and Infusion Center.
 
His nomination reads, “Every day, Barry shows up with a positive attitude. You will most likely see him in the main hallway of the hospital as he transports medications from the pharmacy to the fourth floor. Barry is always chatting with our patients about their families, pets, and vacations, all while making meaningful connections with them. He will ride the elevator with claustrophobic patients to ease their anxiety, help people to their cars, and hold a nervous patient’s hand as they get their IV started. He keeps patients’ favorite snacks on hand, remembering which cancer patients can’t have cold water and keeping room-temperature drinks stored away for them. He remembers details about each patient and truly cares about each of them.”
 
"This is so nice, but really I am just doing my job and helping my team. They are the ones that do the hard work,” Barry said when he learned he had been selected. “I love being able to interact with people and hear their life stories. Working in the Cancer and Infusion Center at Parkland allows me to be part of the team that cares for our patients and our community.”
 
As part of BJC HealthCare, Parkland Health Center employees exhibit our shared values of compassion, respect, excellence, safety, and teamwork.
 
 
Photo: Barry Hanger (second from right) is presented with the Our BJC Values Employee of the Month Award by members of the Parkland Health Center leadership and Cancer and Infusion Center teams.

 
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri. Services across these two facilities include intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry emergency services, oncology, infusion, cardiac cath lab, sleep lab, wound care, and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center.
 
Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call (573) 756-6451 or the physician finder service at (573) 431-3338 or visit www.parklandhealthcenter.org
 
BJC HealthCare
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions. Serving the health care needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities, BJC includes 15 hospitals and multiple health service organizations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care, and hospice. BJC’s nationally recognized academic hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals are affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine.

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