Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital as high performing in orthopedic services overall, as well as in hip and knee replacements and colon cancer surgery.
“Our employees and physicians at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital provide extraordinary care and outstanding service,” says Trish Lollo, president of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. “We are proud that their commitment to excellence was recognized by U.S.News. It also is exciting to see additional BJC hospitals have been recognized. Health care can be complex, but at BJC, each hospital is doing our part to make medicine better in our region and nationally.”
In August, three more BJC HealthCare hospitals were ranked by U.S. News as among the top hospitals in Missouri and their respective regions.
In June, St. Louis Children’s Hospital was the only pediatric hospital within 250 miles to be rated among the Best Children’s Hospitals in all 10 specialties.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
This is the seventh year U.S. News has ranked hospitals within a metro area. The rankings are meant to identify community hospitals that performed nearly as well as the nationally ranked “Best Hospitals” in at least one of 16 adult specialties. Click to access the online “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook.