Our performance and our status as national leaders in medicine is frequently recognized by outside organizations. Below is a listing of some of the honors we received in 2014.

University HealthSystem Consortium Rising Star Award

UHC Quality Leadership Award - 2014 Rising Star Award

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, named Barnes-Jewish Hospital recipient of the 2014 Rising Star Award. The award recognizes significant improvements in a hospital's ranking in UHC's annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness and equity of care. In just four years, Barnes-Jewish Hospital went from number 87 to number 17 on UHC's list of 117 academic medical centers.

U.S. News & World Report

America's Top Hospitals

Best Hospitals

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, along with its physician partners at Washington University School of Medicine, has ranked among the country's best hospitals for 22 consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report has included our hospital on its elite honor roll since 1992.

In 2014, Barnes-Jewish Hospital had 13 specialties in the top 50 nationwide and received an overall ranking of 17 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals. Only 3 percent of hospitals nationwide earn even one top-50 ranking.

Click here to see our 2014 ranking.

Best Residency Programs

The internal medicine residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital placed number seven in the country on a survey of internists conducted by U.S. News & World Report's online physician community, Doximity.

Consumer Choice Award

Barnes-Jewish Hospital received the Consumer Choice Award for the St. Louis area. The 2014/2015 award marks the 19th consecutive year our hospital has been recognized as the most preferred hospital in St. Louis for quality and image by the National Research Corporation.

Becker's Hospital Review recognition

Becker's Hospital Review honored Barnes-Jewish Hospital throughout 2014. Along with being recognized as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” and “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” the neurosurgery, spine, women's health, orthopedic and oncology programs also received individual recognition.

PRC National Excellence in Healthcare

The 2014 PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize healthcare organizations that have excelled in creating excellent experiences for patients, as well as making their organizations a better place to work and practice medicine. In 2014, Barnes-Jewish Hospital earned eleven five-star awards, a designation given to facilities, providers, outpatient service lines and inpatient units that score in the top ten percent of the national PRC database for the prior calendar year.

Healthcare Equality Index 2014

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

American Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite

AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite - Gold Achievement 2014

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative making the health and wellness of their employees a priority.

The Joint Commission

Accredited programs:

  • Hospital
  • Nursing Care Center
  • Behavioral Health Care

Advanced certification:

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device


  • Epilepsy
  • Joint Replacement - Hip
  • Joint Replacement - Knee

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