Saint Louis University Medical School is affiliated with SSM Health’s Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital. It also has a cancer center, vaccine research center, geriatric center, and a bioethics institute.
Several different organizations operate hospitals in the area, including BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health Care, and Tenet. Several once-independent pillars of the local economy have been purchased by other website analyzer corporations. The May Department Stores Company (which owned Famous-Barr and Marshall Field’s stores) was purchased by Federated Department Stores, which has its regional headquarters in the area.
Artisan bakeries, salumeria, and chocolatiers also operate in the city. For education in the region, see Education in Greater St. Louis. The Washington University School of Medicine is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the world. Both institutions operate the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. The School of Medicine also is affiliated with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s top pediatric hospitals. The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University played a major role in the Human Genome Project.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in downtown is one of two federal reserve banks in Missouri. Most of the assets of Furniture Brands International were sold to Heritage Home Group in 2013, which moved to North Carolina. About fifteen families from Bosnia settled in St. Louis between 1960 and 1970. After the Bosnian War started in 1992, more Bosnian refugees began arriving and by 2000, tens of thousands of Bosnian refugees settled in St. Louis with the help of Catholic aid societies. Many of them were professionals and skilled workers who had to take any job opportunity to be able to support their families. Most Bosnian refugees are Muslim, ethnically Bosniaks (87%); they have settled primarily in south St. Louis and South County.
Bosnian-Americans are well integrated into the city, developing many businesses and ethnic/cultural organizations. In total, 8.95% of St. Louis’s population age 5 and older spoke a mother language other than English. Some 19% of the city’s housing units were vacant, and slightly less than half of these were vacant structures not for sale or rent.