Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.


Recognizing its excellent nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a "Magnet Hospital" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet Award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.


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.


Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals — both nationally recognized teaching hospitals on the campus of Washington University Medical Center.


The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


As part of the School's mission, its clinical and research faculty also direct and administrate the educational programs for resident physicians pursuing training in internal medicine and who are employed by Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine offer comprehensive care through a variety of specialized centers. These include the Siteman Cancer Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Trauma Care, Transplant Services, The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and much more.


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by the Numbers



54,239  inpatient admissions

ED visits  82,754

1,519  physicians

residents/fellows  800+

1,176  staffed beds

consecutive years as  19

 a consumer choice hospital




*2015 figures

Washington University School of Medicine

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