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BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit integrated academic health care systems in the United States, providing services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $6 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 14 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.

As a nonprofit health care organization, BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provided $872.4 million in community benefit in 2020. That includes $459.1 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay.

BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through the formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.


Based on 2021 data, unless otherwise indicated.
Staffed Beds
Hospital Admissions
Outpatient Surgery Visits
Home Health Visits
Emergency Department Visits
Net Revenue
Financial Assistance (at cost)*
Community Health Programs*
    (providing more than 348,921 individual services)

$6 billion
$459.1 million
$11.1 million

Totals are aggregate figures for the hospitals and health care services that are members of BJC HealthCare.
*Based on 2020 data


Alton Memorial Hospital

Since 1937, Alton Memorial Hospital has cared for residents in Alton, Illinois and the surrounding communities in a five-county area. A land gift to the community from the Smith family, Alton Memorial today is a full-service acute-care hospital. Alton Memorial offers patients a variety of inpatient and outpatient services including surgery services, medical imaging, interventional and diagnostic heart  services, cancer care, therapy services, 24-hour emergency care, ambulance services and more.

As COVID-19 spread across the region the past two years, Alton Memorial Hospital effectively treated patients in coordination with BJC HealthCare, and is now gradually moving back toward pre-pandemic operations.

Four Alton Memorial Hospital departments were recognized with top 2021 awards from national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC), including a Top Performer award for the Digestive Health Center, which scored at or above the 100th percentile compared to PRC’s national client database for the prior calendar year.

2021 Highlights
Employees 827
Physicians 392
Staffed beds 158
Admissions 6,522
Emergency Department visits 31,551
Outpatient surgery visits 3,366
Net revenue $171 Million

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region's top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri's largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.

For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2022, Barnes-Jewish ranked 11th among all U.S. Hospitals, with 11 specialties being ranked nationally. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of Medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe. We continue to combine science and medicine to tackle some of the toughest diseases while educating future physicians.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is also a safety net hospital for the city of St. Louis when it comes to caring for the underserved and underinsured. For many in our community, the hospital is the only medical care to which they have access, and they are cared for by some of the country's best doctors and nurses. We also serve an incredibly diverse population, including caring for patients from around the world in over 100 different languages, and conducting a wide range of community health education programs in the St. Louis metropolitan area throughout the year.

2021 Highlights
Employees 9,666
Physicians 2,384
Resident/Fellows 1,163
Staffed beds 1,278
Admissions 52,982
Emergency Department visits 73,409
Outpatient surgery visits 26,227
Net revenue $2.4 Billion

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital 

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital serves the health care needs of families in St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Pike counties.

The 102-bed community hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the Breast Health and Women’s Center, the Cardiology Center and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center.

The hospital has undergone several expansions, which have doubled the capacity of its infusion center and added additional lung cancer screening capabilities. The hospital also added a 35-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, operated by The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, a joint partnership between BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health and is the first in St. Charles County to offer robotic-assisted surgery.

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and carries a Level II stroke certification. Additionally, the hospital’s medical office building houses offices for specialists in primary care, cardiology, obstetrics, dermatology, surgery, and pulmonology. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital also offers outpatient services including physical therapy, a sleep lab, and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.

2021 Highlights
Employees 677
Physicians 520
Staffed beds 102
Admissions 5,628
Emergency Department visits 22,609
Outpatient surgery visits 4,413
Net revenue $167 Million

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital offers highly specialized surgical and medical services in an intimate environment. With 64 private patient rooms, 14 operating rooms and four intensive care unit rooms, the facility was designed to provide a comforting environment that is innovative, efficient and centered on the patient experience. The campus features a park-like setting with landscaping and a walking path that winds through the grounds and connects to Millennium Park.

Patients have access to world-class physicians including Washington University Physicians, BJC Medical Group and private practice physicians, along with the latest research, medicine and technologyThe hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services such as a heart and vascular; pain management; pulmonary function testing; radiology; a Siteman Cancer Center satellite; sleep medicine; and physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures including bariatrics, digestive diseases, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastics, spine, and urology. The hospital has surgical suites for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, an integrated critical care program utilizing a tele-ICU and bedside consulting from intensivists, and an interventional radiology suite.

The employees and medical staff strive to provide extraordinary care and hold themselves accountable to key quality measures. The Professional Research Corporation survey consistently ranks the patients’ perspective of overall quality care received as excellent or within the top 10 percent nationally. U.S. News & World Report recognized the hospital as high performing in back surgery, hip fracture, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery and pneumonia in the 2022-23 rankings. 

2021 Highlights
Employees 650
Physicians 1,019
Staffed beds 68
Admissions 3,218
Emergency Department visits 14,248
Outpatient surgery visits 8,904
Net revenue $202 Million

Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare

Christian Hospital is a full service acute-care community hospital located on 28 acres in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Christian Hospital is noted for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, breast health services, orthopedic/spine surgery, hyperbaric wound care, pain management, vascular surgery, endocrinology, gastrointestinal care, stroke care, nephrology, therapy, radiology, urology, pulmonary care and treating sleep disorders.

Christian Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2021, one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services received the 2021 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Located six miles west of Christian Hospital is Northwest HealthCare, which offers the community 24-hour emergency care with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital providing pediatric services. Northwest HealthCare is also home to the Sleep Disorders Center and a variety of full-service outpatient diagnostic laboratory and imaging services in a convenient setting to complement hospital services.

2021 Highlights
Employees 1,484
Physicians 862
Staffed beds 233
Admissions 12,563
Emergency Department visits 85,890
Outpatient surgery visits 3,484
Net revenue $345 Million

Memorial Hospital Belleville/Shiloh 

With two state-of-the-art campuses located at both ends of Frank Scott Parkway, Memorial Hospital is the largest provider of health care services in the region delivering advanced care within minutes of your home.

Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed acute care MAGNET designated hospital offering emergency and critical care services as well as medical and surgical services along with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment modalities. Also located on the Belleville campus, The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.

Memorial Hospital Shiloh has 97 private beds and is a MAGNET designated hospital located in Shiloh. Memorial Shiloh offers a 24/7 emergency department; and medical, surgical and diagnostic services including cardiac catheterization, imaging and laboratory. The Family Care Birthing Center features 18 spacious LDRP suites, two dedicated c-section rooms, an OB Emergency Department, 24/7 OB hospitalists and neonatology coverage. The Shiloh campus also has the only Illinois Siteman Cancer Center location.

In addition, Memorial Care Center, located adjacent to Memorial Hospital Belleville, is an award-winning short-term skilled rehabilitation nursing facility managed by Bethesda Health Group.

BJC Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group affiliated with Memorial/BJC, has physician offices conveniently located on both hospital campuses as well as Seven Hills Road, adjacent to the YMCA. Memorial Hospital is a joint venture partner with the YMCA in its O’Fallon location.

Memorial Hospital Belleville is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, with annual net revenues of over $6 billion and more than 30,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeastern Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health organizations.

2021 Highlights*
Employees 1,935
Physicians 505
Staffed beds 200
Admissions 14,625
Emergency department visits 65,232
Outpatient surgery visits 6,957
Deliveries 1,394
Net revenue $351 Million
*Excludes Memorial Care Center  

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer, women and infants, breast health, neurology, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, stroke, therapy, wound and pain management services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Missouri Baptist is the first and only hospital in St. Louis County to be named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. This recognition has been accomplished by less than nine percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist also offers outpatient services at locations in Sunset Hills, Rock Hill, and Ellisville, providing women’s health, cancer treatment, imaging and other services.

The hospital’s Rural Outreach Program has been providing communities throughout Missouri and southern Illinois with access to Missouri Baptist Medical Center specialty physicians since 1993.

Missouri Baptist houses a Select Medical Corporation long-term, acute-care hospital, the first for BJC HealthCare and St. Louis County. This 39-bed hospital-in-a-hospital specializes in the treatment and recovery of patients who require a prolonged length of stay.

The campus includes state-of-the-art patient towers, a nature trail and an extension of the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College to train students to handle health care situations from complex births to post-surgery and critical care.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, with annual net revenues over $6 billion and more than 30,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.

2021 Highlights
Employees 2,470
Physicians 1,372
Staffed beds 425
Admissions 19,954
Emergency Department visits 36,595
Outpatient surgery visits 10,321
Deliveries 3,576
Net revenue $673 Million

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital is a designated critical-access hospital committed to providing quality health care services to residents in Crawford, Franklin and Washington counties.

The hospital has enhanced and expanded the health care services available to the greater Sullivan community. Between 2003 and today, Missouri Baptist Sullivan completely rebuilt the hospital, creating a state-of-the-art emergency department, modern childbirth center, critical care unit, multi-room surgical suite, expanded cardiac rehab services, and a cancer center. A 25,000 square-foot medical office building provides offices for primary care providers as well as space for a variety of visiting medical and surgical specialists from the St. Louis area.

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital operates four additional rural health clinics providing quality health care to surrounding communities. In addition, the hospital operates a comprehensive Therapy and Rehabilitation department and an award-winning Wound Care Center with two hyperbaric chambers.

2021 Highlights
Employees 406
Physicians 425
Staffed beds 35
Admissions 2,144
Emergency Department visits 17,928
Outpatient surgery visits 700
Net revenue $62 Million

Parkland Health Center

Parkland Health Center includes two locations in Missouri — a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington as well as a three-bed critical access hospital in Bonne Terre. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri.

The Parkland-Farmington campus offers a full continuum of inpatient medical-surgical and intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry and emergency services, along with a wide variety of outpatient services including oncology services, an infusion center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center. The Parkland Bonne Terre campus includes emergency services, inpatient services for patients meeting specific criteria, and a sleep study lab.

2021 Highlights
Employees 566
Physicians 277
Staffed beds 107
Admissions 4,573
Emergency Department visits 38,204
Outpatient surgery visits 2,092
Net revenue $124 Million

Progress West Hospital

Opened in 2007, Progress West Hospital is BJC HealthCare’s newest hospital in St. Charles County, featuring modern private rooms. It offers 24-hour emergency services, and has partnered with St. Louis Children’s Hospital to provide world-class pediatric emergency care.

Progress West Hospital also provides surgical services; endoscopy services; a cardiac catheterization lab; medical/surgical inpatient services; diagnostic imaging; lab services; and the Advanced Wound Center, a specialty wound treatment facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Progress West Hospital Childbirth Center offers enhanced services for at-risk mothers and babies, with a Newborn ICU that provides care for babies born as early as 32 weeks.

Progress West Hospital is a Certified Level II Stroke Center. The hospital’s medical office building houses offices for specialists in primary care, cardiology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and orthopedics. St. Louis Children’s Hospital has a permanent Safety Stop location at Progress West to educate and assist families with car seat, helmet, sleep and home safety.

2021 Highlights
Employees 444
Physicians 662
Staffed beds 77
Admissions 3,696
Emergency Department visits 22,511
Outpatient surgery visits 2,421
Deliveries 917
Net revenue $105 Million

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”

Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2022, St. Louis Children’s ranked number 15 in the nation, number one in Missouri and in all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC). The ANCC recognizes hospitals that provide quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. In 2020, St. Louis Children’s was redesignated for a fourth consecutive term, one of only 76 other hospitals worldwide to achieve this accomplishment. Patients and families across the region have access to services and treatments found only at St. Louis Children’s including an inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit, MIBG therapy suite for cancer patients and Level IV pediatric epilepsy program. 

2021 Highlights
Employees 3,762
Physicians 959
Residents/Fellows 130
Staffed beds 349
Admissions 11,063
Emergency Department visits 41,760
Outpatient surgery visits 10,790
Net revenue $861 Million

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis provides a full range of acute inpatient rehabilitation services for patients with stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries; cancer; and neurologic and orthopedic conditions. The first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the metropolitan area, the facility features a structured care unit and classrooms for patient and family education.

Opened in March 2001, the state-of-the-art facility was designed by patients, physicians and rehabilitation experts. A joint partnership between BJC HealthCare and Encompass Health, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis is dedicated to maximizing patients’ ability to return to their homes, workplaces and communities.

The rehabilitation team consists of the patient; the patient’s family; internal case managers; physicians; rehabilitation counselors; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists; nurses; infection control practitioners; dietitians; pharmacists and recreation therapists. The clinical team holds specialty certifications including: Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Wound Care Certified Nurse, Neurologic Clinical Specialist, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Services include gait training, partial body weight supported walking, specialized swallow evaluation and treatment, and functional electrical stimulation.

The hospital and its medical staff also conduct major rehabilitative research and education programs through an affiliation with Washington University School of Medicine. The Rehabilitation Institute holds five disease-specific care certifications through The Joint Commission in stroke, brain injury, amputee, wound care and spinal cord injury rehabilitation as well as accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program.

2021 Highlights
Employees 403
Physicians 143
Staffed beds 136
Admissions 2,549
Net revenue $52 Million
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