The Washington University Medical Campus comprises an interdisciplinary community of institutions and individuals dedicated to preparing the next generation of health-care leaders and providing solutions that advance human health locally, nationally and globally.
Covering 186 acres over 18 city blocks, the Medical Campus is positioned at the intersection of St. Louis’ Central West End and Forest Park Southeast (also known as the Grove) neighborhoods. The Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC) has invested heavily in these neighborhoods to improve quality of life for its residents and visitors. A partnership between Washington University School of Medicine and BJC Health Care, WUMCRC develops and funds programs focused on economic and housing development, human and social service opportunities, security improvements and public art projects.
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, BJH has a 1,700-member medical staff. Like St. Louis Children’s Hospital, BJH holds the Magnet Award for nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Bernard Becker Medical Library provides information resources and technology in support of the educational, research and patient-care objectives of the School of Medicine. The library serves the medical school, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Holdings consist of physical and digital books, journals and databases, many available remotely. The library has a staff of 50, including librarians and information technology specialists. Becker librarians maintain several informational blogs, and a rare books archive is home to one of the nation’s finest collections of historical medical materials.
The Center for Advanced Medicine is the outpatient clinic location for many of the adult specialties represented at Washington University School of Medicine. Here patients receive multidisciplinary consultation, diagnostics, medical treatment, same-day surgery and other support services — all in one setting. This building houses the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Siteman offers the expertise of more than 350 Washington University research scientists and physicians who provide care for more than 7,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and more than 32,000 follow-up patients each year. These scientists and physicians currently hold nearly $150 million in cancer research and related training grants.
The Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) is a premier meeting and event facility on the Washington University Medical Campus. EPNEC is easily accessible by car and only a 20-minute ride from Lambert St. Louis International Airport. EPNEC is a 21,000 sq ft, full service, ADA accessible conference center. Equipped with ergonomically appointed furnishings to make your attendees comfortable for 1-hour or all day long.
Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is one of the premier children’s hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.
Life in St. Louis
New residents and natives alike praise St. Louis for providing the career and cultural opportunities of a big city with the convenience and low cost of living often found in smaller towns.