Town and Country, MO – July 15, 2014 – For the third year in a row, Missouri Baptist Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in Missouri and the St. Louis region by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
Missouri Baptist ranked as “high performing” in 12 specialties.
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
Its sister BJC hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked No. 1 in St. Louis and Missouri and ranked in the Honor Roll. Another BJC hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County was named No. 6 in St. Louis.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems.
Hospitals are measured based on a number of factors, including outcomes, quality and safety, nursing staffing levels, technology and volume to name a few.
“Receiving this honor really validates the efforts we’ve made recently to advance care by design,” says John Antes, president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “We built a new pavilion featuring 64 private patient rooms, four new, larger, high-technology operating rooms and additional pre- and post-surgery recovery rooms. We opened the Barnes-Jewish Goldfarb School of Nursing on our campus and welcomed new specialties to the hospital as well as advanced technology to provide better patient care.
“Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve, and ranking among one of the best in the state really demonstrates we’re doing the right thing.”
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.