Washington University Medical Center is one of the nation’s largest clinical and biomedical facilities. The campus includes more than 60 buildings and covers portions of 12 city blocks. The largest hospital components of the Medical Center are Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which have a combined total of more than 1,350 beds. Both are members of the BJC HealthCare system, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital was formed in early 1996 with the merger of Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is consistently on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Washington University School of Medicine has a rich history of success in research, education and patient care that dates back to the 19th century and is consistently ranked as one of the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Its teachers were pioneers in bedside teaching and leaders in the early transformation of empirical medical knowledge to scientific medicine. Since its founding in 1891, the school has trained thousands of physicians and has contributed ground-breaking discoveries in many facets of medical research. The School of Medicine is internationally known for research in immunology, neuroscience, genetics, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, diagnostic imaging and many other areas. Eighteen Nobel laureates have been associated with the School of Medicine; 23 faculty are members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.