Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital are strongly committed to creating a more equitable future for our employees, our patients and our greater community.

We know that to improve upon our present, we must understand our past. This online exhibit depicts the historical experiences of Black and African American individuals — doctors, nurses, patients, students and staff — on the Medical Campus. Its purpose is to inform, acknowledge past injustices, and serve as a reminder of our commitment to racial equity. 

Our ongoing work

The desegregation history timeline depicts just one segment of the larger history of racial justice and is part of broad, ongoing efforts to ensure that our institutions and communities are places where all people feel included, are treated fairly and justly, and are recognized for their meaningful contributions.

Across BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine, work is ongoing to increase diversity in medicine and biomedical science, offer professional development programs on DEI for faculty and staff, address health disparities, support health care equity in the region and much more.

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