Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,737-bed teaching and research facility, is the largest hospital in the Medical Center. It provides clinical experience for medical students for all clinical departments except Pediatrics. The medical staff is composed exclusively of members of the faculty of the School of Medicine.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the result of a merger between Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. By combining the strengths and traditions of these two national leaders in health care, Barnes-Jewish created a single center of medical excellence with a nationally renowned medical staff. The combined organization has a premier reputation in patient care, medical education, research, and community service. By combining their resources and areas of expertise, high-quality care is maintained while allowing for greater efficiency and eliminating duplication of services.