Washington University Medical Center

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Washington University
Medical Center
Established 1962
Type Non-profit hospital center
Location St. Louis, Missouri, USA
38°38′13″N 90°15′54″W / 38.637°N 90.265°W / 38.637; -90.265Coordinates: 38°38′13″N 90°15′54″W / 38.637°N 90.265°W / 38.637; -90.265
Campus Urban; 230 acres
Website http://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/page.aspx?pageID=33

The Washington University Medical Center (WUMC), located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a large scale health-care focused commercial development located in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood. The Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (http://wumcrc.com/) focuses on developing public-private partnerships that promote infrastructure and housing development in the WUMC area. The executive director of WUMCRC is Brian Phillips.[1] Although many of the institutions are affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis, most of the institutions of WUMC are independent of the University.

History[edit]

The Washington University Medical Center was incorporated in 1962. Today it is located on over 230 acres (93 ha)[2] directly to the east of Forest Park. It serves as the anchor of the Central West End community, a dynamic commercial and residential neighborhood with numerous shops, restaurants, and night spots.[3]

Today, WUMC is accessible from the Kingshighway at I-64/US 40 or the Central West End station of the St. Louis Metrolink. Regular transportation is provided by rail and bus between WUMC and the other campuses of Washington University.

Institutions[edit]

The institutions of the Washington University Medical center are frequently ranked among the most prestigious and renowned hospitals in the United States.[4] The major institutions in the Washington University Medical Center include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff |Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation". wumcrc.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Washington University Medical Center - Washington University Physicians in St. Louis, MO". Wuphysicians.wustl.edu. 2003-03-17. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ "The Central West End Association". Thecwe.com. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Best Hospitals 2011-12: the Honor Roll - US News and World Report". Health.usnews.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-09-13.