The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center in St. Louis provides a unified, comprehensive approach to transplant patient care in each of our solid organ transplant programs. Our team members have a shared vision and passion to be leaders in the world of transplant.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital has the only comprehensive transplant center in the region offering heart, heart/lung, lung, double lung, kidney, liver, pancreas islet and bone marrow transplants. In addition to achieving outcomes that meet or exceed national averages, the transplant program is known for quality and continuity of care.
The Transplant Center includes:
- One of the busiest heart transplant programs in St. Louis and the Midwest
- A kidney transplant program nationally known for its success rates and innovation
- A liver transplant program that is growing into one of the strongest in the country
- One of the pre-eminent lung transplant programs in the world
Each program provides comprehensive pre- and post-surgical care by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, certified transplant nurse coordinators, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, physical and respiratory therapists, financial coordinators and other staff.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, transplant candidates and their families receive the one-on-one attention necessary to help them prepare physically, emotionally and financially for the major issues involved in transplantation. Transplant team members partner with patients, families and their referring physicians at home every step of the way, from transplant selection to management of the disease prior to transplant, through transplant treatment and vital follow-up care.
A key component of transplant success is comprehensive, personalized education on monitoring and administration of anti-rejection medications, recognizing the signs of infection or rejection, and returning to a normal lifestyle.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, clinical care and research go hand in hand. Many members of the transplant teams lead ongoing efforts to learn more about the diseases that are treated with transplantation, as well as organ preservation, immunosuppressive therapy, immunobiology and alternate therapies. The strength of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital partnership is that, in many cases, these findings can be directly applied to improve patient care.
The adult teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri. The hospital has a 1,700 member medical staff, many of whom are recognized in the "Best Doctors in America." Our medical staff is supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals. The broad range of specialties and subspecialties available at the hospital make multidisciplinary consultation, diagnosis and treatment easily accessible for patients.
Our patients have access to leading-edge treatments as a result of research from the second-ranked medical school in the nation. As the third leading recipient of National Institutes of Health grant money for medical research funding, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are proud of advancements they've developed through bench-to-bedside research and treatment.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a "Magnet Hospital" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet Award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.
Exceptional quality has earned Barnes-Jewish Hospital a place on U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's best hospitals for more than 10 years. As the only Honor Roll hospital within 500 miles of St. Louis, the hospital is home to 16 specialties ranked among the best nationally.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation's largest health-care organizations.
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