Barnes Jewish Hospital

Patient Resources

The Barnes Jewish Hospital offers a Comprehensive Cancer Center for patients diagnosed with cancer. The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, education and community outreach.  Within a 240 mile radius of St. Louis, the Barnes Jewish Hospital is the only hospital to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center recognition given by the National Cancer Institute. It was also given membership in the national Comprehensive Cancer Network.  Additionally, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Center among the best in the nation.

Siteman offers the expertise of more than 350 Washington University research scientists and physicians who provide care for more than 8,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients annually. State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services are available for patients with all types of cancer. Many of these treatments are provided in the Center for Advanced Medicine outpatient facility that opened on the Barnes Jewish Hospital campus in 2001.

Additionally, Siteman has support services available to patients and their families. These programs are located near the campus of Barnes Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur.


The Barnes Jewish Hospital has more than 165 million dollars in annual cancer research and related training grants. These results from the laboratory research are quickly incorporated into treatment advances in the hospital. Also, this hospital, rich in research and clinical studies gives patients access to participate in more than 250 therapeutic clinical studies. Some of these studies include collaborative efforts from other leading cancer centers from around the country, giving patients the best resources and access to new cancer drugs.

About Barnes Jewish Hospital

The largest hospital in Missouri, Barnes Jewish Hospital is also the largest private employer in the St. Louis region.  Barnes Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff as well as its status as being an affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine.

Many of the staff are recognized as “Best Doctors in America.” These doctors are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.  Barnes was the first hospital to be certified as a “Magnet Hospital” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The magnet award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.