Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Ranked 9th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 15 years in a row, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the only Missouri hospital ranked among America’s best hospitals. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was also ranked number six nationally for respiratory disorders and 19 nationally for cancer treatment.
Barnes Hospital opened its doors in 1914 with 250 beds and 26 patients, and the Jewish Hospital has beginnings in 1902. The two merged in 1996 to form Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which still operates under the pledge to “afford medical and surgical care and nursing to sick or disabled persons of any creed or nationality.”
In the new century, Barnes-Jewish Hospital opened the Center for Advanced Medicine and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and it is the only cancer center in Missouri to hold this designation. Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center offers treatments and services for all types of cancer. The 350 physicians, scientists, and specialists of Siteman provide care for more than 7,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and 32,000 follow-up patients each year.
In partnership with lung specialists at the Washington University School of Medicine, the pulmonary program takes a team approach to the treatment of all different types of cancer including: occupational lung diseases such as mesothelioma, pneumoconiosis, and silicosis as well as lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, tuberculosis, pulmonary indeterminate nodules, emphysema, asthma, adult cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The center also offers advanced lung services in the area of allergies & immunology, as well as lung transplantation, and lung volume reduction.
With an excellent reputation in the area of pulmonary medicine the lung services team also consists of a group of leading thoracic surgeons skilled in pulmonary-related procedures such as anti-reflux surgery, and surgery for patients with malignant strictures, as well as photodynamic therapy for malignancies of the esophagus, trachea, and bronchi. The thoracic surgery team also performs transcervical thymectomy – a minimally invasive procedure developed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Siteman scientists and researchers currently hold $150 million in cancer research and related training grants this means, the results of basic laboratory research are quickly and consistently incorporated into treatment advances. Additionally, Siteman patients have access to more than 350 clinical studies, including numerous collaborative efforts with top cancer centers throughout the nation.