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Facts About Missouri Baptist

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women's and infants' services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital.

In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist continues to redesign and expand its services to better meet the community's needs, including recent renovations to its Childbirth Center, Breast HealthCare Center, Center for Outpatient Therapy and Wellness and Surgical Evaluation Center, which is part of a new Surgical Home program to improve the continuum of care for surgical patients. The hospital has implemented new services, including a lung cancer screening program and the opening of its Wound Healing Center. Missouri Baptist also offers outpatient services at Sunset Hills and Rock Hill facilities, providing women's health, cancer, imaging and other services closer to home.

The hospital's Rural Outreach Program has been providing communities throughout Missouri and southern Illinois with access to Missouri Baptist Medical Center specialty physicians since 1993.

The campus includes state-of-the-art patient towers, a nature trail and an extension of the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College to train students to handle healthcare situations from complex births to post-surgery and critical care.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health care organizations, with annual net revenues of $4.3 billion and more than 27,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center 2015 Statistics:

  • Employees — 2,631
  • Physicians — 1,117
  • Staffed Beds — 480
  • Inpatient Admissions — 20,773
  • Outpatient Surgery Visits — 9,568
  • Emergency Department Visits — 41,726
  • Net Revenues — $506 million

Research at Missouri Baptist

In keeping with the Hospital's mission "to improve the health of the people and communities we serve," Missouri Baptist Medical Center has an active clinical research program which allows physician investigators to pursue new and innovative treatments in the care of their patients. Through these research initiatives, Missouri Baptist Medial Center provides patients with alternative methods of treatment when conventional methods have failed.

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