Fast Facts

Nothing but the Best

52% of the physicians on the Best Doctors of 2018 list are on staff at BJC Healthcare Hospitals.

A Magnet for Top Talent

BJC Healthcare has 4 of the 7 Magnet designated facilities in Missouri and the only facilities to be designated in the St. Louis metro area.

The Heart of Healthcare

BJC Healthcare is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States.

Winning Performance

Ten “Overall Top Performer” Awards were given to BJC Healthcare for exceptional quality care.

A+ Report Card

11 out of the 15 major hospitals within the BJC Healthcare system are designated teaching facilities.

Meet an Aya Clinician Who's Been There

Barnes Jewish feels a lot more personal than other hospitals I’ve worked at. There’s a great sense of community here. Everyone literally knows everyone, not only in the operating room where I work, but I know the PACU, the pre-op nurses, some of the staff who clean and sterilize the instruments. You get to know all these different people and you feel like your voice is heard.

I love how welcoming, warm and receptive the staff and management have been to me as a travel nurse. My partner, Natalie, gave birth to our first baby boy a couple weeks ago and we already have two girls, so it’s been an exciting, but crazy time. Natalie dealt with preterm labor and I would have to come home from work to take her to the hospital to make sure she wasn’t having the baby. They were just so understanding and accommodating any time I needed to go.

Clinically speaking, I’ve seen procedures I haven’t seen anywhere else. Patients come from all over not only the United States but the entire world. They’re building a brand-new hospital and we’re going to get up to date ORs and new systems for medication and equipment. To be in a new hospital is an experience I might not get for the rest of my life. It will be really, really awesome.

- Joel

Network Facilities

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Boone Hospital

Christian Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Alton Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Belleville

Know Your Neighborhood

  • Alton, IL
  • Belleville, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Columbia, MO

30 mins to St. Louis, 4.5 hours to Chicago

Population: 27,865

Median Age: 36

Average monthly rent for 1-bedroom: $652

A wonderful small town with a historical community. They were recently on media for being awarded additional funding for their down town night life and upkeep of the downtown public events.

– Current Resident Review from

30 mins to St. Louis, 4.5 hours to Chicago

Population: 42,283

Median Age: 36.6

Average monthly rent for 1-bedroom: $797

Small town atmosphere. Plenty of activities, but close enough to St. Louis for a night on the town or an easy commute to work. Low cost of living, and great place to raise a family!

– Current Resident Review from

3.5 hrs from Indianapolis, 5 hrs from Nashville

Population: 308,626

Median Age: 35.6

Average monthly rent for 1-bedroom: $943

St. Louis is a thriving city with a dynamic mix of history, growth, old neighborhoods, and new things to do. It is one of the best cities in the country for new breweries and distilleries. The city is incredibly ethnically diverse and it’s unique neighborhoods are reminiscent of New York City’s Burroughs. The many colleges/universities in the area make St. Louis a desirable community for young people to live.

– Current Resident Review from

2 hrs outside St. Louis, 2 hrs outside Kansas City

Population: 118,620

Median Age: 27.6

Average monthly rent for 1-bedroom: $1,396

It has everything you could possibly want. There is something for anyone interests. Columbia is always pulling in attractions from, roots & blues, country concerts, book festivals, football games and bike trails all over, there truly is a guarantee that anyone can find something that matches with them.

– Current Resident Review from

Things To Do

Murry's - Columbia, MO

“Good food, good jazz” is the slogan for Murry’s, a local restaurant and live music spot.

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The Blue Note - Columbia, MO

A comedy club, concert arena and movie theater all in one – Blue Note has it all!

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Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary - Columbia, MO

Need some TLC or a creative meditation space? Stop by Bonnie View Sanctuary – an 89.5-acre park dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Missouri.

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Blue's City Deli - St. Louis, MO

A local’s favorite sandwich shop that features famous Po Boys and live music every week.

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Ballpark Village - St. Louis, MO

Hosting an event almost every week, Ballpark Village has everything including live concerts, food festivals and game day watch parties.

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Gateway Arch Park - St. Louis, MO

Take a tour to the top of the Arch or hop on a boat and cruise the Mississippi River at Gateway Arch Park.

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Beast Craft BBQ - Southern IL

Owned by nominated Chef of the Year 2018, David Sandusky, Beast Craft BBQ is home to locally sourced plates and was awarded best BBQ in IL of 2018.

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Art on the Square - Southern IL

Art on the Square – ranked #1 Art Fair in the nation by Art Fair Source Book, this festival features live art performance pieces and sculptures.

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Shawnee National Forest - Southern IL

Take a trip to one of the most photographed locations in the state, Garden of the Gods, in Shawnee National Forest for breathtaking panoramic views.

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