Washington University Medical Center

Washington University Medical Center is among the largest academic medical centers in the nation. It is made up of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and BJC HealthCare. The School of Medicine’s 1,300 specialty and primary care clinicians who make up Washington University Physicians — the School of Medicine’s clinical practice group — comprise the medical staffs at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. WashingtonUniversity Physicians is one of the largest academic clinical practices in the nation.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri, with 1,315 beds. It has been ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s best hospitals for 23 consecutive years, holds advanced certification from the Joint Commission on lung volume reduction surgery and ventricular assist devices and is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma center.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in the region, with 264 beds and an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center. It offers comprehensive services in every pediatric medical and surgical specialty and is recognized as one of America’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, which in 2015 ranked the hospital in all 10 specialties surveyed.

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation’s top cancer facilities by U.S. News & World Report. It is among the top five nationally in patient volume.

Multidisciplinary, collaborative research is a hallmark of the school, which is renowned for its work in nearly every area of biomedicine. Interdisciplinary research centers address common pathways to disease; new facilities provide flexible lab space and foster team science. U.S. News & World Report perennially ranks the school’s graduate programs among the nation’s best. Faculty are authors of the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, the most widely sold medical textbook in the world.

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