Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital
BJC HealthCare
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Geography
Location St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Organisation
Affiliated university Washington University School of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 1,252
History
Founded 1902
Links
Website http://www.barnesjewish.org

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the adult teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, and is located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In 2012-13, it was ranked sixth-best medical center overall.[1]

Capacity[edit]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare and is located within the confines of the Washington University Medical Center. Barnes-Jewish is the largest private employer in Greater St. Louis, employing 9,703 people, including 1,763 attending physicians, in 2011. It is responsible for the education of 801 interns, residents, and fellows. Barnes-Jewish has 1,167 beds and, in 2011, had 54,282 inpatient admissions and 85,994 emergency department visits. The same year, 20,743 outpatient surgeries and 18,437 inpatient surgeries were performed at the hospital.[2]

History[edit]

Barnes-Jewish was formed by the 1996 merger of two hospitals, Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, which were built in proximity to each other on the eastern edge of Forest Park. Barnes Hospital opened on December 7, 1914 at its current location on Kingshighway Boulevard. It was established by the bequest of Robert A. Barnes upon his death in 1892. Jewish Hospital was created in 1902 on a different site on Delmar Boulevard by the leaders of the St. Louis Jewish community. It moved to its current location two blocks away from Barnes Hospital in 1927.

Rankings and Achievements[edit]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s best hospitals for the past 18 years. Barnes-Jewish is home to 15 specialties ranked among the best nationally including cancer; digestive disorders; ear, nose and throat; eyes; gynecology; heart and lung surgery; hormonal disorders; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; psychiatry; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; geriatrics; and urology.[3] The old Barnes Hospital was one of the first to treat diabetic patients with insulin and the first to install an electronic data processing system in a hospital.[4]

Becker's Hospital Review recognized Barnes-Jewish Hospital as one of:

  • "100 Great Hospitals" in March 2012.[5]
  • "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs," along with the affiliated Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, in February 2013.[6]
  • "100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs" in January 2013.[7]
  • "100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs" in March 2013.[8]
  • "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs" in August 2012.[9]
  • "101 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs" in July 2012.[10]
  • "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" in April 2012.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. News Best Hospitals 2012-13: the Honor Roll". U.S.News & World Report. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Fact Sheet". 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University". U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  4. ^ "50 Best Hospitals in America". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "100 Great Hospitals". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  6. ^ "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  7. ^ "100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  8. ^ "100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  9. ^ "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  10. ^ "101 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  11. ^ "100 Great Hospitals". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 

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Coordinates: 38°38′09″N 90°15′51″W / 38.6359°N 90.2643°W / 38.6359; -90.2643