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Barnes-Jewish Hospital given high rankings

U.S. News & World Report rates hospitals on a scale of High Performing, Average or Below Average in 21 common procedures and conditions. Parkland Health Center in Farmington, part of the Barnes-Jewish family of medical centers, scored high in one of them. (PHC)

ST. LOUIS —Multiple BJC HealthCare hospitals have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report, led by Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine on the prestigious national Honor Roll of “Best Hospitals” and ranked as No. 1 in Missouri and No. 1 in the metro St. Louis area.

Parkland Health Center is part of the BJC HealthCare group.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a BJC HealthCare facility, secured No. 2 rankings in both Missouri and the metro St. Louis area. BJC’s Christian Hospital also achieved high marks locally and regionally, ranking No. 5 in metro St. Louis and No. 9 in Missouri. In the pediatric rankings announced in June, BJC’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital was recognized among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country and ranked No. 1 in St. Louis.

“We are pleased to once again have several BJC hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Rich Liekweg, BJC HealthCare president and CEO. “This well-deserved recognition is a testament to our caregivers’ dedication to delivering extraordinary care throughout BJC’s hospitals and the legacy our hospitals have built in the region. We are proud of Barnes-Jewish, Missouri Baptist, Christian Hospital and all of our caregivers for serving our patients when they need us most.”

In addition to the 2023 Honor Roll, Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked nationally in 11 specialties: cancer; cardiology, heart and vascular surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was also recognized as high performing (top 10% of all evaluated hospitals) in the rheumatology specialty. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated, only 164 were ranked nationally in at least one specialty.

“Our team is grateful to be recognized as a national leader on this prestigious list for the 30th time – coinciding with BJC’s 30th anniversary,” said Dr. John Lynch, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “It’s been an honor to serve our community as a system for the last 30 years, with our legacy dating back more than a century. We are grateful for our team’s steadfast commitment and compassion and our strong partnership with Washington University as we continue to deliver extraordinary care to our patients.”

Missouri Baptist Medical Center was also recognized as “high performing” in three specialties and Christian Hospital was recognized as high performing in one specialty.

U.S. News & World Report also rates hospitals on a scale of High Performing, Average or Below Average in 21 common procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, spinal fusion, stroke, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and uterine cancer surgery. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was rated high-performing in 18 categories, Missouri Baptist in 15 categories, Christian Hospital in seven, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in six, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in three, Memorial Hospital Belleville in three, Parkland Health Center in one and Alton Memorial Hospital in one.

The rankings have been published on U.S. News & World Report’s website,, and will appear in the magazine’s August issue.

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