Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Address: One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, Mo. 63110 | Phone: 314-747-3000 | website:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is a nonprofit, 1,315 licensed-bed, tertiary-care, teaching hospital that is consistently ranked on the Honor Roll as one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital’s 1,700-member medical staff is supported by a house staff of more than 800 residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses and other health care professionals. Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s unique services for the Jewish community include the presence of a rabbi to attend to the diverse religious and spiritual needs of affiliated and unaffiliated Jewish patients, families and staff. Kosher meals are available upon request, and the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence provides case consultation and interpreter services to all refugees and immigrants that come to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for care. 

Bob Cannon is hospital president. Rabbi Laurence Glestein serves as Chaplain Rabbi and Jewish Care Coordinator of Barnes-Jewish Hospital through the Spiritual Care Department.