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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Overview

Saint Louis, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the flagship of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest employers in Missouri. BJC HealthCare has ranked as one of the top workplaces among large employers in the seventh annual St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for 2018 program. BJC is one of ... Read more

Mission: We take exceptional care of people.

-By providing world-class healthcare
-By delivering care in a compassionate, respectful and responsive way
-By advancing medical knowledge and continuously improving our practices
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Company Updates

  • Weather didn’t stop over 2,000 runners and walkers from honoring their loved ones and celebrating life at the Mid-America Transplant Celebrate Life 5K this morning! What a wonderful time supporting our partner and the transplant community! #CelebrateLife5K #donatelife

  • Recently, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Diversity Fair, BJC team members, including BJC CEO Rich Liekweg, celebrated our commitment to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which serves as a public commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Why Work With Us?

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest health-care organizations. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.

Recognizing its excellent nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a "Magnet Hospital" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet Award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.

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Why Work at Barnes-Jewish?

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri and consistently earns distinction as one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll - only a handful of institutions each year receive this elite designation. Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center fosters an environment like no other - a culture of excellence that promotes continuous learning, growth and innovation. Our clinical staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. 

ICARE - Our core values

Our mission is to take exceptional care of people by delivering world-class health care in a compassionate, respectful and responsive way. Our team members are committed to upholding these values and behaviors: 

  • Integrity - I will be positive, honest and committed to our mission.
  • Compassion - I will provide exceptional service to patients, visitors and colleagues by listening and responding with empathy.
  • Accountability - I will have a strong sense of commitment and ownership. 
  • Respect - I will treat all patients, visitors and colleagues with dignity and value their diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellence - I will be committed to a culture of excellence.

What Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees are saying..


Homer Robinson
Homer  Robinson

Compliance Manager / HIPAA Resource

Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides continued development and career mobility. It celebrates the value of human potential and employee diversity. I am proud to be a part of this organization. 


Rebekah Cowin

Rebekah  Cowin

Senior Media Relations Coordinator

My leadership team has challenged and supported me as I finished school and advanced through 3 different roles in the last 9 years. A good leadership team is the greatest asset an employee can have.


As a member of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest employers in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that includes a dedicated focus on the health and well-being of employees and their family members. These include programs and services to support and strengthen your physical health, such as medical and pharmacy coverage, dental and vision coverage, and also numerous well-being programs.

Employees’ financial health, including retirement, is also important. Through our close partnership with Vanguard and Mercer, BJC offers a pension plan or 403(b) plan, plus a 401(k) retirement plan with numerous investment options.

Our employees can also take advantage of BJC’s tuition assistance program from day one, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)disability and life insurance, plus many other benefits and services – even entertainment and retail discounts.

BJC encourages all employees to explore the Benefits section and the entire Total Rewards website, to fully understand the value of BJC Total Rewards. If you are new to BJC, be sure to visit the New Employees page.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital is committed to facilitating and promoting an environment of diversity, inclusion and equality.  We embrace and support an environment of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, ages, lifestyles and physical abilities.

Our employees come from a diverse mix of perspectives, cultural and spiritual values and beliefs. By bringing different perspectives and approaches to the workplace, our employees contribute to creating the rich cultural experience that helps make Barnes-Jewish Hospital one of the best places to work.

The importance of attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is reflected in the educational and development programs and services that support employee networking and professional growth.

Our benefits are also inclusive of people of all backgrounds – for instance, domestic partner benefits provide coverage to same-gender domestic partners and their eligible dependents including medical, dental, vision and pharmacy benefits

As a tertiary, urban medical center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital treats a diverse population of patients. To support our vision of being national leaders in medicine and the patient experience, we are committed to treating every patient with respect by taking into account their culture, values and language barriers. Our Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence provides rigorous cultural competence training for our staff and manages a service that can provide interpretive services for our patients in 104 languages.

As a national leader in the healthcare industry, we also choose to lead the industry in diversity and inclusion. Through recruitment and retention efforts, by welcoming diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and by fostering a culturally aware workforce, we will further build Barnes-Jewish Hospital as a world-class organization.



For 26 years straight, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have ranked among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, including a place on the prestigious Honor Roll in the 2018 Best Hospitals edition. To date, Barnes-Jewish is the only hospital in St. Louis or the state of Missouri to be recognized among the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Barnes-Jewish was ranked nationally in all 12 data-driven specialties and received the highest rating in 8 common care procedures.


In addition to being the best hospital in St. Louis and the only hospital ranked by U.S. News in Missouri, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the recipient of additional awards and designations.

Magnet Hospital

The highest honor for excellence in nursing. Barnes-Jewish, the first adult hospital in Missouri to receive the designation, was initially recognized in 2003 and redesignated in 2008 and 2013.

Level I Trauma Center

Barnes-Jewish Hospital's trauma program has earned the distinction of Level I verification from the American College of Surgeons, the highest national recognition possible. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is one of three hospitals in the State of Missouri to earn this prestigious honor.

Top-five Highly Prepared Trauma Center

Received in 2006 from the National Foundation for Trauma Care and given to acknowledge trauma centers prepared to provide care in the event of a disaster.

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Received from the National Cancer Institute in acknowledgement of the hospital’s Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.

Epilepsy Center of Excellence

Received from The Joint Commission. One of the nation’s first three epilepsy centers to receive this certification for its care of patients with seizures.

Primary Stroke Center

Received from The Joint Commission. Barnes-Jewish was the first hospital in St. Louis to earn this certification for having the critical elements in place to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Received in 2006 from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

Lung Volume Reduction Center of Excellence

Received in 2007 from The Joint Commission in acknowledgement of the hospital’s longstanding clinical excellence, outstanding patient care and leadership in thoracic surgery.

National Cancer Institute “exceptional” Rating

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis an “exceptional” rating, based on a rigorous review of Siteman’s research programs.

Excellence in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Recognized as having “Excellence in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Reviews

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    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (More than a year)


    Support of my team members, forward-thinking, great benefits and furthering education, great interdisciplinary communication


    there could be more/closer parking options

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


    HR contacts first, then Modern Hire interview with rehab director and lead PT, next then they provide offer. Back ground check required and references utilized. I enjoyed the process and it was all smooth.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll, U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2018
  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll, U.S. News & World Report, 2013
  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll, U.S. News & World Report, 2014
  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll, U.S. News & World Report, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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