The employees and medical staff at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital strive to provide extraordinary care and outstanding service each day. Ensuring patient safety is our top priority and we hold ourselves accountable to key quality measures to provide the best care.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
For the 2017-18 rankings, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has been ranked #7 out of nearly 160 hospitals in Missouri and #4 in the St. Louis metro region by U.S.News & World Report. U.S.News also ranked BJWCH as high performing in orthopedic services overall, as well as in hip and knee replacements and colon cancer surgery.
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Excellent Patient Care - Professional Research Consultants
In 2018, Professional Research Corporation (PRC) recognized Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for excellent patient care. Departments earning awards included:
- Top Performer Award: Pain Management
- 5-Star Awards: Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (STAR) in Chesterfield and South County
- 4-Star Award: Emergency Department
PRC performs more than two million patient surveys each year for health-care organizations across the country including BJC. Annually they recognize hospitals who score exceptionally well in patient surveys with the Excellence in Healthcare Awards. The 2018 awards represent data collected from patients discharged between January and December 2017.
Quality Leadership Performance - Vizient
In 2018, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has received Vizient’s 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. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital was number 3 out of 93 participating health systgems in the community hospital category.
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#1 in Missouri on Patient Engagement - Becker's Hospital Review
In 2015, 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. 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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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 jointcommission.org/accreditation/top-perfomers.aspx
Honored for delivering high-quality, safe patient care - American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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.