BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. With net revenue of $3.6 billion, BJC serves urban, suburban and rural communities; and includes 13 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
Home Health Visits
Emergency Department Visits
Charity and Unreimbursed Care
|Medical Education and Research
Educating Health Professionals (residents, interns, fellows, medical students, future nurses and allied health professionals)
Attendees at Community Education Events
Community Health Programs
more than 449,000
Statistics are from year-end 2010. Totals are aggregate figures for the hospitals and health care services that are members of BJC HealthCare.
BJC's affiliated teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine, consistently ranked among the nation's best medical schools and research institutions.
BJC's other major affiliated hospitals are Christian Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis and Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. BJC's affiliated community hospitals include Alton Memorial Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Clay County Hospital, Parkland Health Center and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth are partners in The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. BJC's newest hospital, Progress West HealthCare Center, opened in early 2007 in St. Charles County.
Barnes-Jewish Inc., an urban, academic medical center affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine; and Christian Health Services, a suburban community hospital network, merge to form BJC Health System.
BJC consolidates occupational health services in the St. Louis metropolitan area and later forms BJC Corporate Health Services, serving both mid-Missouri and St. Louis employers.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center in west St. Louis County joins BJC.
St. Louis Children's Hospital, a premier pediatric hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, joins BJC.
BJC establishes the Center for Quality Management to coordinate efforts to enhance the quality of medical care and services throughout the system.
BJC designs and implements a comprehensive patient satisfaction assessment program, which is followed by similar programs to measure employee and physician satisfaction.
BJC and Washington University School of Medicine announce Innovations in Health Care, an internal grant program designed to foster research by employees to enhance patient care.
BJC establishes BJC Medical Group, an integrated group practice comprising primary care physicians, obstetricians and pediatricians.
BJC is among the first participants in MC+, Missouri's Medicaid managed-care program.
Barnes Hospital and The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis formally merge to create Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
BJC establishes BJC Home Care Services with the consolidation of administrative functions of nine certified home health agencies, four hospices and other nursing services.
BJC establishes the division of community health and wellness to create and coordinate health outreach initiatives throughout the organization.
BJC announces major renovation and consolidation at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals to make Washington University Medical Center more accessible and to enhance the quality of health-care services offered.
The state of Missouri awards BJC a contract to operate three mental health centers, thus complementing BJC's existing network of mental health services and forming BJC Behavioral Health.
BJC purchases Group Health Plan's nine St. Louis area medical centers, strengthening the organization's ability to deliver and finance primary care services.
BJC begins offering St. Louis Children's Hospital pediatric services at other BJC facilities, the first being Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Partners HMO transitions to local management and is renamed Health Partners of the Midwest four month later.
BJC and its aligned physicians form a joint contracting and management organization to enhance patient care.
BJC agrees to a request from the city of St. Louis to manage -- for five years -- ConnectCare, the St. Louis metropolitan area's health care program for underinsured and uninsured people.
BJC receives the National Quality Health Care Award -- one of the most prestigious awards in health care -- given by the National Committee for Quality Health Care.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates BJC and Washington University School of Medicine as one of eight Centers of Excellence in Health Care Epidemiology and Infection Control.
BJC Health System changes its name to BJC HealthCare.
Physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine establish the Heart Care Institute on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
The BJC Center for Health Care Quality and Effectiveness partners with the Washington University Medical Informatics Laboratory, enabling BJC hospitals to use, where appropriate, expert medical software such as DoseChecker, PharmADE and GermWatcher.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine receives designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center opens the Women's Center in Professional Office Building D on the Hospital's 55-acre campus.
BJC's newest hospital -- The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis -- opens as a joint venture between HEALTHSOUTH and BJC.
The BJC Center for Health Care Quality and Effectiveness earns two grants of nearly $4 million from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality -- for BJC and Washington University School of Medicine to conduct research to improve patient safety.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital opens the Center for Advanced Medicine, including the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.
As the only Level I trauma center in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital opens the new Charles F. Knight Trauma and Emergency Center, offering the most advanced technology and expert care from highly skilled teams in every medical and surgical subspecialty 24 hours a day (Level I verification from the American College of Surgeons -- the highest national recognition possible).
Missouri Baptist Medical Center earns the inaugural American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize honoring leadership and innovation in patient care quality, safety and commitment.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital opens a new Outpatient Surgery Center featuring a Diagnostic Imaging Center, and a Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is named the first adult Magnet hospital in Missouri -- the highest level of recognition for hospital nursing awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
BJC introduces Help for Your Health, a health literacy initiative to improve understanding of health risks and encourage personal responsibility for health.
Northwest HealthCare, a unique outpatient diagnostic center with 24-hour emergency care, opens in north St. Louis County.
Christian Hospital opens a new Chest Pain Center to serve as a one-stop diagnostic and treatment center for individuals with chest pain and cardiac conditions.
BJC breaks ground on Progress West HealthCare Center, a new 72-bed hospital in southern St. Charles County scheduled to be completed in 2007.
St. Louis Children's Hospital begins construction on a seven-story addition that will double the size of the neonatal intensive care unit and add more private rooms than any other pediatric facility in the region.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital opens new Cardiology, Women's and Outpatient Surgery centers.
Clay County Hospital in Flora, Illinois, completes a 12,000-square-foot medical office building on its campus.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest recognition of excellence by the National Cancer Institute.
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital opens. The 14,055-square-foot facility offers medical oncology and radiation oncology care; cancer education, screening and support programs; and access to leading-edge clinical research studies at Washington University School of Medicine.
St. Louis Children's Hospital earns Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center -- the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence.
Boone Hospital Center earns Magnet hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center -- the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence.
BJC HealthCare President and CEO Steven Lipstein is awarded the Missouri Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award, the association's highest honor. Lipstein's leadership, advocacy and commitment were cited.
St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine initiate The Children's Discovery Institute to accelerate cures for congenital heart disease, cancer, lung and respiratory disorders, and musculoskeletal diseases in children.
Boone Hospital Center opens the Center for Advanced Medicine, an 80,000-square-foot outpatient services facility.
BarnesCare celebrates its 60th year of service in occupational medicine.
BJC Home Care Services, the oldest home care west of the Mississippi River, receives the Overall Top Performer Award in home care from Professional Research Consultants.
Christian Hospital opens its expanded Cancer Care Center and outpatient Diabetes Institute.
Boone Hospital Center opens the 80,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Medicine to house outpatient services in one location for patient convenience.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center is recognized with the VHS Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence for exceeding national performance standards for clinical care in specific areas.
Progress West HealthCare Center, the first newly built hospital in the St. Louis region in two decades, opens in one of the fastest growing areas of St. Charles County.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital completes a 60,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project.
Alton Memorial Hospital opens the Center for Senior Renewal to treat older adults who have depression, dementia and other mental illnesses.
The BJC Institute of Health is initiated by a $30 million gift over five years from BJC. The 11-story research building on the campus of Washington University Medical Center will be home to BioMed 21, the university's initiative to bring medical breakthroughs to the patient bedside faster.
BJC earns the 2007 Corporate Citizenship Award from the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital earns the Primaris Hospital Quality Award, an annual Missouri award honoring continuous improvement and innovative improvement efforts.
St. Louis Children's Hospital is ranked #5 among pediatric hospitals in the United States by Parents magazine
Missouri Baptist Medical Center's Mitchell Cordover, MD, is the only Missouri physician to earn "Hero" recognition from the American College of Emergency Physicians.
For the 16th consecutive year, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the only St. Louis-area hospital or medical institution ranked among America's elite medical centers in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Clay County Hospital in Flora, Illinois, completes a 3,500-square-foot expansion.
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital opens.
Then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama shadows nurses at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the largest hospital in Missouri.
Hollywood mega-star Will Smith visits patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Construction of the Kling Center for Proton Therapy begins at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Proton beam technology can target tumors with great precision, thus avoiding radiation exposure to organs and healthy tissue. This facility will use a very small cyclotron (machine that generates the protons) that has never been used in the United States.
Boone Hospital Center introduces the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot that provides a minimally invasive approach to complex surgery.
Missouri Baptist Medial Center celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1884.
Boone Hospital Center achieves re-designation as a Magnet hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center -- the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence.
The BJC Center for LifeLong Learning ranks No. 1 in health care and No. 8 overall among 93 companies in the American Society of Training and Development’s 2009 BEST Awards -- the second time the CLL has been honored by the ASTD.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is named one of the top five children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents magazine and among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report. It also is named among the most beautiful hospitals in the nation by hospital staffing agency Soliant Health.
U.S.News & World Report again ranks Barnes-Jewish Hospital among the nation’s best. BJH earns honors as part of the new magazine’s Honor Roll, ranking ninth nationally while ranking in 15 individual specialties.
Boone Hospital Center earns the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. BHC is the only hospital in Mid-Missouri to achieve this certification and offer this leading care in the treatment and prevention of stroke in its 26-county service area.
For the second year, Parkland Health Center ranks in the top 20 of small hospitals in the country and was selected for the 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success Award by Thomson Healthcare.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital receives the 2009 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award -- the only Missouri hospital in the St. Louis Metropolitan area (and one of only nine in the state) to receive this national award.
Alton Memorial Hospital is recognized with a 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index: Best in Value Award as a result of a study conducted by Data Advantage, the nation’s leader in measuring health care value.
Progress West HealthCare Center is presented with the Top Performer Award for the second consecutive year by PRC. This was the first time in PRC history that a hospital won top honors back to back. For 2009, PWHC was awarded with four Top Performer Awards and six 5-Star Awards.
BJC Hospice’s Lumina program earned the Heart of Hospice Award.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center received honors from Thomson Reuters top 100 hospitals in the U.S. The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmarks study recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical process and outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency.
BJC Corporate Health Services won the Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award honoring BJC as the top nonprofit organization nationwide for its efforts to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to workers.
Surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital took part in the largest multicenter domino kidney transplant in the United States. Washington University surgeons at BJH removed a kidney from a southern Illinois woman and transported it to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to be transplanted into a waiting recipient. This transplant closed a series of “paired kidney exchanges” that involved 16 patients at four transplant centers that also included Integris Baptist in Oklahoma City and Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.
Village North Retirement Community formed an aphasia conversation group to encourage and further develop speaking skills among patients recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders.
BJC Behavioral Health clients displayed and sold their own artwork through the Director’s Creativity Showcase. One entry won a third-place award.
The H1N1 influenza outbreak dominated news reports throughout 2009. BJC infectious disease and emergency preparedness experts helped BJC hospitals respond with efforts to protect patients, employees and the public. BarnesCare became the H1N1 resource for local employers.
Alton Memorial Hospital added a 64-slice CT scanner, and Twin Rivers MRI Center, on the AMH campus, expanded. AMH will now offer a clearer view of breast tissue, thanks to two new digital mammography machines. The Liebel Flarsheim Imaging System is a dedicated digital urology imaging system used in the operating room.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center added $2.5 million in cardiac cath labs, the $3 million Rapid Arc Linear Accelerator added in the Cancer Center and the flow cytometry testing capability added in the lab.
Clay County Hospital emergency services were enhanced with the addition of an advanced telemetry system. CCH also added a new Dexa bone density scanner in radiology.
John Antes is named president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in November. His role as president of Progress West HealthCare Center expands to assume this new responsibility and enable better coordination of health care services by leading both St. Charles County hospitals.
Richard Liekweg becomes president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in September. He joined the hospitals after serving as chief executive officer and associate vice chancellor for the University of California San Diego Medical Center.
The newest location of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital begins offering radiation oncology with the installation of a linear accelerator in February.
Patient satisfaction at St. Louis Children’s Hospital rises to nearly 80 percent “top box,” which corresponds to the number of families who check the top box — excellent — in rating their experience at SLCH. This places the Hospital among the top 3 percent of children’s hospitals nationally in patient satisfaction.
BJC Medical Group experienced significant growth in 2009, with the addition of more than 45 physicians, and 10 nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Since its inception three years ago, the Christian Hospital HeartWatch team has served as a model of success by unifying the different modalities that treat heart attack patients to realize a health care delivery milestone — 100 percent of all CH heart attack patients received door-to-balloon treatment in less than 90 minutes for six consecutive months.
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis hosted its first continuing education conference in October in collaboration with the Washington University department of neurology and programs in occupational and physical therapy.
Northwest HealthCare celebrates its opening five years ago with a celebration attended by more than 400. The event included free health screenings, food, games, prizes and tours of the facility.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital celebrates a $4.5 million lower level completion. The new 16,758-square-foot space is home to the cafeteria, kitchen, pharmacy, occupational health, medical records, housekeeping and other support services.
In June 2010, Boone Hospital Center babies got a new home with the opening of the Labor and Delivery Unit at the Boone Family Birthplace. The unit has 18 rooms and a greatly expanded waiting area.
A 2-year-old St. Louis Children’s Hospital patient is the youngest in the world to benefit from artificial lung technology.
BJC charity and unreimbursed care reached nearly $200 million.
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital broke ground on a $7.2 million that will add 5,425 square feet to the 14,055 square-foot facility in addition to a second linear accelerator and a brachytherapy unit.
Christian Hospital is certified as a primary stroke center.
Alton Memorial Hospital celebrated in March 2010 the opening of the Duncan Wing, featuring 76 private rooms, six observation rooms, a spacious new main lobby, a new pharmacy and lab.
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital received full Cycle III Chest Pain Center accreditation in May 2010. The three-year certification ensures the Hospital meets or exceeds strict quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.
Clay County Hospital held its first Move for the Cure through which more than $3,000 was raised to donate to a local cancer support group. Since then, the Hospital has added in-house digital mammography and become a certified Pink Ribbon Facility.
Boone Hospital Center completed its Emergency Department renovation and expansion -- now with 16 rooms, a second nurses station, a larger waiting room and a much improved triage area.
The community benefit work of BJC, its hospitals and health services was recognized with the 2011 VHA Leadership Award for Community Benefit Excellence.
BJC earned top honors for employee wellness in the St. Louis Business Journal’s first survey of the area’s healthiest employers — winning the “Healthiest Employer” award in the large company category.
The BJC Center for LifeLong Learning ranked #1 in health care and #6 overall among 32 winners in the American Society for Training & Development’s 2011 BEST awards.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University was again named among the nation’s elite pediatric hospitals on the Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 listing of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. It was the only hospital in Missouri and the surrounding eight-state region to receive Honor Roll status.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University was the only St. Louis-area hospital listed among America’s elite medical centers in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Hospitals,” while also ranking as the No. 1 medical center in the St. Louis area.
The Christian Hospital/Northwest HealthCare Emergency Department ranked in the Top 5 percent nationally with the 2011 Emergency Medicine Award from HealthGrades for excellence across the board, based on patient outcomes. This Emergency Department is the busiest in the St. Louis region, with more than 100,000 visits in 2011.
Alton Memorial Hospital and its Digestive Health Department, along with five other BJC hospitals, was honored by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine’s first-ever ranking of St. Louis-area hospitals.
The Institute for Health and Productivity Management presented BJC with the Value-Based Health Award for providing significant health opportunities for employees. The award recognizes corporations that encourage and appreciate their employees’ health and encourage employees to lead healthier, more productive lives. BJC’s Help for Your Health program also was one of only six Workplace Award entries chosen as a finalist in the International Health Promotion Awards competition.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center received certification as a NICHE hospital that specializes in geriatric care — the only BJC hospital and the only hospital in the St. Louis region to hold such a designation. Missouri Baptist is also one of only four hospitals in Missouri to have the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation.
Christian Hospital was designated as a Start! Fit-Friendly Company! at the Gold level by the American Heart Association. As a recipient, CH was recognized as taking the steps to create a wellness culture by providing support to employees and implementing physical, nutritional and cultural changes within the organization.
Alton Memorial Hospital won several national Professional Research Consultants awards, along with several other BJC hospitals.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Boone Hospital Center were ranked among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” by Thomson Reuters, marking MBMC’s third consecutive year and BHC’s second consecutive year.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital was designated as an Illinois Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Previously, the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers in Illinois were in the Chicago area.
Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of transcatheter aortic valve replacement allowed cardiac specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to perform open-heart surgery without the “open” for patients previously unable to have surgery.
Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, BJC Medical Group provider and director of the Arrhythmia Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, performed a CryoAblation Balloon Catheter procedure to treat recurrent atrial fibrillation. The non-surgical procedure was recently approved by the FDA.
A BJC Home Care Services program aimed at keeping patients stable and at home was successful in reducing hospital readmission rates.
More than 600 sponsors and guests attended the Art Takes Flight Auction Gala May 21 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The event was the culmination of Wings in the City, a public art project sponsored by Emerson, which raised $1.3 million for the BJC Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care program, Wings.
The BJC Home Infusion Services team provided comprehensive drug therapies and support in patients’ homes, caring for an average of 675 active patients every month and filling an average of 4,500 prescriptions in a safe, effective and less costly manner than inpatient care.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital partnered with Advanced ICU Care to bring telemedicine and board-certified intensivists to the intensive care unit.
A new MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T MRI machine, the first of its kind in Missouri, was installed at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, offering a full range of services, including neurological, vascular, cardiac, abdominal, pelvic, cancer, breast and orthopedic imaging, as well as enhanced comfort for patients.
Clay County Hospital launched a new electronic medical record. After 7 a.m. August 16, everyone admitted to the hospital was admitted on an electronic medical record.
The St. Louis-region’s first full-lung lobectomy using da Vinci surgical robotics to effectively treat lung cancer was performed at Christian Hospital.
Village North Retirement Community earned a certificate of achievement from the American Association of Wartime Veterans.
For the 13th year, BJC Hospice provided Stepping Stones camp — a three-day-long bereavement camp where children ages 6-12 explore grief, anger and fear — balanced by plenty of fun. This year, 50 children came together at Camp Wyman in Eureka, Missouri.
TOUCH Therapy Dogs provided encouragement and joy to cancer patients at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.
BJC Hospice once again held Labyrinth, a one-day retreat for teens who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Fifteen teens ages 13-19 attended this year’s camp.
Clay County Hospital raised more than $6,600 during the 2011 Annual Move for the Cure event. The money was split equally between the Clay County Cancer Support Group and the Clay County Cancer Crusaders. There were 125 participants and 55 sponsors.
The Biggest Winner program — a weight-loss contest to fight overweight and obesity statistics in St. Charles County — brought community benefit to St. Charles County through Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center. Overall, participants lost a combined 1,566 pounds.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital hosted CAMP for a Cause.
Oncology and orthopedics practices were the first to move into the new doctors office building on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus.
BJC Medical Group welcomed 55 new physicians, including primary care doctors and specialists, as well as 11 new nurse practitioners/physician assistants, to meet the growing needs of the communities served.
Boone Hospital Center opened its new patient tower.
The Northwest HealthCare Emergency Department expanded and a new Medical Office Building opened.
A 6,000-square-foot cardiac catheterization lab opened at Progress West HealthCare Center.
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration to unveil the new Alta Farris and Don King Healing Garden, a 6,000-square-foot sanctuary for cancer patients and their families.
Progress West HealthCare Center opened an Outpatient Infusion Center, and celebrated the first full year of Safety Stop-St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Progress West.
It was a record year for organ transplant at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Boone Hospital Center marked the hospital’s 90th anniversary of service in mid-Missouri.
Bonne Terre Hospital, one of Parkland Health Center’s predecessors, marked its 100th anniversary.