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St. Louis hospital ranked among nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report

Barnes-Jewish Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s newly released honor roll ranking of the nation’s best hospitals.

Barnes-Jewish, the St. Louis area’s largest hospital and part of BJC HealthCare, came in at No. 12 on the publication’s 2017 honor roll, which ranks the 20 hospitals that deliver exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care.

Barnes-Jewish was the highest ranking hospital in the St. Louis region and across Missouri, ranking in 12 different adult specialties. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City came in at the No. 2 spot in Missouri, while Missouri Baptist Medical Center, also a BJC hospital, came in at No. 3 in Missouri and No. 2 for the St. Louis region.

To compile the ranking, U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Hospitals were primarily judged on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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