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Washington University Medical Center

Washington University Medical Center

In addition to the School of Medicine, Washington University Medical Center includes Barnes-Jewish HospitalSt. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

The medical center generates an annual economic impact of nearly $4.4 billion for the St. Louis area, according to an economic model maintained by the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association. With more than 21,000 employees, the combined medical center institutions are among the largest employers in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Covering 164 acres over 17 city blocks, the medical center is located along the eastern edge of Forest Park in St. Louis’s Central West End neighborhood. At the western boundary of the park is Washington University’s historic Danforth Campus, home to most of the university’s academic divisions.