Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Our Trusted Link for August 2022


Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis is Missouri's largest hospital and ranked #1 in the state by U.S. News. It was created in 1996, when two nearby hospitals merged. Jewish Hospital, a community hospital, was founded in 1902. Barnes Hospital, created by a bequest from businessman Robert Barnes, opened in 1914 as a teaching hospital for Washington University. 

Barnes-Jewish is ranked No. 11 on U.S. News' 2022-23 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. It is also nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties, including

  • #3 for Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • #8 for Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • #10 for Cancer. 

It is affiliated with Washington U. Medical School, which is tied for 11th place in U.S. News ranking for medical school research. The School of Medicine is also tied for #4 in Radiology and #7 in Anesthesiology. It's famous for its Macllinckrodt Institute of Radiology, which spearheaded the development of PET technology

In addition to its Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides nationally recognized care for

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Bariatric surgery

Medical Milestones

1925 - Dr. Evarts Graham co-developed the first procedure for imaging the gallbladder.

1933 - Researchers at Barnes Hospital and Washington University discovered that a virus carried by the Culex mosquito causes encephalitis. 

1947 - Drs. Carl and Gerty Cori (married medical researchers) won the Nobel Prize for research on the catalytic conversion of glycogen. Among the people they trained, six of them won a Nobel Prize. 

1950 - First large-scale research on the carcinogenic effects of cigarettes published by Dr. Evarts Graham and Dr. Ernst Wynder. 

1980 - Early PET scanner used to determine extent of a patient's heart damage. 

1993 - Washington U. physicians developed lung volume reduction surgery as a treatment for emphysema. 

2003 - Dr. Randal Paniello performed the 1st U.S. reconstruction of a patient's voice box using muscle from her arm. 

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