Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital is located in St. Louis and is the teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine. It is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare.

Barnes-Jewish is the largest hospital in Missouri and is the largest private employer in the St. Louis metropolitan area. As of 2006, it employs 9,385 people, 1,707 of which are physicians. It is responsible for the education of 914 interns, residents, and fellows annually. Barnes-Jewish has 1,277 beds, 52,605 inpatient admissions a year, and has 7,285 emergency department visits a year.

History of the Hospital

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.