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Awards and Honors

Vizient's Award for Quality Leadership Performance

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has won Vizient’s 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award recognizes Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for demonstrating superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study, which has been conducted annually since 2005. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, presented the award on Sept. 29 during the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas.

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Professional Research Consultants 

Professional Research Corporation (PRC) recognized Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in 2016 for excellent patient care.  PRC, a nationally known research company, recognizes health care providers that put patient services first and build upon the previous year’s patient satisfaction scores. Departments earning these five-star awards included: 

  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Medicine / Surgical Services 
  • Outpatient Therapy

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital also received PRC's 4-Star Award for inpatient and outpatient services.  

#1 in Missouri on Patient Engagement - Becker's Hospital Review

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital placed #1 in Missouri on a new hospital ranking report based on patient engagement produced by Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange in January 2015. Top performers include hospitals that have achieved low readmission rates, high patient satisfaction, support patients in self care and provide patients with online interactions such as a patient portal or social media. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital achieved a total score of 73, the highest score of all hospitals in Missouri.

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2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures - The Joint Commission

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for surgical care, VTE (venous thromboembolism) and immunization. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. We also are one of only five hospitals in the St. Louis area and 20 in Missouri to achieve this honor.

In order to be named a Top Performer, a hospital must:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit

One of the Safest Hospitals in Missouri & St. Louis Metro Area - Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports rated Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital as one of the safest in the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the state of Missouri based on their review of publicly available patient safety and quality data in 2014. We are consistently recognized for our top patient satisfaction scores because of our excellent staff and physicians, and personalized approach to patients, families and each other. In the 2014 report, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital received the highest scores in Patient Outcomes (surgical and medical); Overall Patient Experience (doctor-patient communication, nurse-patient communication, pain control and hospital cleanliness and quietness); Hospital Practices (appropriate use of chest and abdominal scanning). Click here to view hospital ratings

Honored for delivering high-quality, safe patient care - American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

In July 2015, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) granted a three-year renewal recognition for quality and safety to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. The ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program honors those that have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety and quality in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s rigorous criteria, which includes following the ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.


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