Jewish Hospital

The hospital performed the first successful in vitro fertilization in Missouri in 1983, and opened St. Louis' first Multiple Birth Center, offering medical support for women having more than one baby.

Orthopedic surgeons at Jewish Hospital were renowned for taking care of the athletes on St. Louis's professional sports teams -- the baseball and football Cardinals and St. Louis Blues hockey team.

Jewish Hospital's tradition of care extended to its own staff. It was the first hospital in the city to adopt a 40-hour work week for its employees and offer them Social Security.

Barnes Hospital

In 1980, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner was developed at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and housed in the Barnes cardiac care unit, where it was used to determine the extent of patients' heart damage.

The first heart and liver transplants were performed at Barnes Hospital in 1985.

In 1987, the lung transplant team was created at Barnes Hospital.