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Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital open Chesterfield orthopedic center

By Jim Dryden

Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have completed construction of a new $13 million outpatient orthopedic facility. The new Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center opens with its first full clinic day July 30. The first surgical procedure took place on July 25.

Photo by Robert Boston

The lobby of the new Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center.

The new building, at 14532 South Outer Forty Drive in Chesterfield, is a 60,000 square foot facility offering comprehensive, one-stop outpatient care, including physician offices, examination rooms, ambulatory surgery suites, diagnostic radiology (including magnetic resonance imaging and X-ray services) and rehabilitation together with hand therapy services.

The center relocates physician offices and expands services offered previously at 1020 North Mason Road in West County. It is the practice's primary facility for sports medicine, hand surgery, shoulder surgery, foot and ankle surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation, although the complete spectrum of orthopedic services will be offered at the Chesterfield location.

"This facility provides a one-stop location for orthopedic needs, including minimally invasive surgical procedures that will allow patients to be admitted and discharged the same day," says Richard H. Gelberman, M.D., the Fred C. Reynolds Professor and head of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine and chief of orthopedic surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "Patients also have on-site access to physical therapy and rehabilitation services."

Exterior photo of the new building

Photo by Jason Merrill

Exterior photo of the new building

All surgeons, physiatrists, radiologists and anesthesiologists at the new center are Washington University Physicians, employed by the University and on the faculty of the School of Medicine. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, affiliated with BJC HealthCare, owns the ambulatory surgery center, including pre-operative, operative and post-operative services and radiology.

The services offered in the new location will complement the department's existing clinical practice at the Center for Advanced Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, where spinal, joint replacement, trauma and orthopedic oncology services are based.

The new facility also was selected to receive a LEED award from AmerenUE in recognition of green building practices and energy and environmental conservation.

"At the new outpatient orthopedic center, we remain committed to our core values of providing outstanding patient care, and now we are attempting to do that in the most convenient, patient-friendly environment possible," says Charles A. Goldfarb, M.D., assistant professor and medical director of the new center. "Outpatients can have different needs than inpatients, and we want to be mindful of their time by providing all of the services they need under one roof."

"Watching the team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals working together to create a truly unique environment has been inspirational," says David Jaques, M.D., vice president of surgical services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "Their attention to respecting the patient's time and care needs and focusing on a common set of acknowledged service goals will surely lead to great success."


Washington University School of Medicine's full-time and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine are ranked 14th in the nation in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report and are the official team physicians for the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Blues.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,374-bed nonprofit academic hospital, is the largest hospital in Missouri and is consistently ranked among the Honor Roll of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The adult teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish has a 1,784 member medical staff with many who are listed in America's Top Doctors. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital for its nursing excellence. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health-care organizations in the United States.

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