Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center was established in 1996 with the merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. Both Barnes Hospital and Jewish Hospital brought their own rich history to the table. Barnes Hospital opened in 1914 and became one of the first medical teaching centers in nation. Jewish Hospital opened in 1902 to care for St. Louis' growing immigrant population.
Today, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a member of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare, is Missouri's largest hospital and one of the nation's largest healthcare organizations. As of 2013, the hospital had 1,315 beds. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also the largest private employer in the St. Louis region, with a 1,800-member medical staff. Additionally, the hospital is home to one of the world's largest lung transplant programs. Barnes-Jewish and Washington University thoracic surgeons perform up to 60 lung transplants each year.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital has received widespread recognition for excellence. In 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 1 in the St. Louis metro area and No. 1 in Missouri. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was also the first adult hospital in Missouri designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has earned Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award and its America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award for three straight years, most recently in 2016.
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