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Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital ranked best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Four of the 12 hospitals staffed by Washington University Department of Anesthesiology providers have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as some of the best hospitals in the city, state, and nation. 

Congratulations to Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MoBap), and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) for this incredible honor!

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 10,000 specialists and evaluated data from more than 4,500 hospitals across the U.S. Of these hospitals, 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions were evaluated.

Hospitals are ranked from 1 to 50 in each specialty, with hospitals not in the top 50 but still in the top 10 percent of all rated hospitals receiving a designation of “high performing.” Only 164 hospitals were ranked nationally in at least one specialty.

“High performing” in procedures and conditions indicates ranking in the top 10 percent nationally of all evaluated hospitals for that specialty or procedure and condition. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

BJH ranked #1 in St. Louis and Missouri, and #11 in the nation. This marks the 29th year BJH has been on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. BJH also nationally ranked in 11 specialties and ranked as “high performing” in all 20 Common Care Procedures and Conditions.

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Christian Hospital

Christian Hospital ranked #5 in the St. Louis region and #11 in Missouri, placing Christian Hospital in the top 7% of all hospitals in the state.

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center

For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked MoBap #2 in St. Louis and #3 in Missouri for the sixth consecutive year.

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital

SLCH ranked #1 in the state of Missouri and #15 nationally. This is the 14th consecutive year that SLCH has ranked in the top 10 percent of all children’s hospitals nationwide. Of the 198 children’s hospitals evaluated, SLCH is one of 23 to be nationally ranked in all 10 specialties and is the only one ranked in all specialties within a 200-miles radius.

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The full rankings and methodology are available at