The Quiet Storm
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the adult teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, and is located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In 2011-12, it was ranked 6th-best medical center overall.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare and located within the confines of the Washington University Medical Center. Barnes-Jewish is the largest private employer in Greater St. Louis. As of 2009, it employs 9,438 people, 1,845 of which are physicians. It is responsible for the education of 803 interns, residents, and fellows. Barnes-Jewish has 1,228 beds, 54,733 inpatient admissions a year, and has 83,997 emergency department visits in 2009. Nearly 18,351 outpatient surgeries and 19,160 inpatient surgeries were performed at Barnes in 2009.
The doctor that is the head of the ER is somewhat in the pocket of Benjamin Craig, as Craig has known him since he was a boy. It is well known that Craig paid for the doctor’s education. Rumor has it that he is the son of a guard that was killed at the Craig estate. His name is Dr. Reid Washburn. People have tried to intimidate him, only to receive a bouquet of flowers featuring the Peony flower.