A new $550 million academic medical center in St. Louis moves closer to reality as SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SLUCare Physician Group share renderings of the facilities.
The new 550 million dollar SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and ambulatory care center features more than 800,000 square feet of space, 316 private patient rooms, an expanded Level 1 trauma center and emergency department, larger intensive care units, expanded patient parking, green space, and areas for any future campus expansion.
“This is an exciting time for our hospital,” says Kate Becker, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital president. “For the past year, design teams have worked closely with our leadership, physicians and hospital teams to create an exceptional experience for our patients and staff. The new campus upholds our vision of providing outstanding quaternary and tertiary services and supporting the needs of our patients for decades to come.”
The new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital campus will be located on 15 acres adjacent to the current facility off Grand Boulevard between Rutger and Lasalle streets. The project is expected to total more than 2.2 million workforce construction hours and a peak workforce team of more than 600.
“Building upon our tradition of collaboration, SSM Health St. Louis, SLUCare and Saint Louis University have worked closely together in planning the new facilities,” said Robert M. Heaney, MD, SLUCare Physician Group CEO. “We are united by the common goal of providing patients with the best possible experience and I know the new facilities will strengthen medical research and enhance the education of future medical and health care professionals at SLU.”
The new hospital will continue to focus on high-acuity patients, cardiovascular care, oncology, stroke, transplant and trauma.
The project is part of a commitment made by SSM Health President/CEO William P. Thompson on the first day the organization assumed ownership of the hospital, Sept. 1, 2015. He announced an ambitious five-year plan to construct a new hospital and ambulatory care center that incorporates national best practices in patient-centered design while delivering an improved patient experience.
Groundbreaking is planned for Aug. 31, 2017 with a projected completion date of Sept. 1, 2020.
About SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
SSM Health (www.ssmhealth.com/system) is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356-bed quaternary and tertiary hospital specializing in organ transplants and home of the Mid-America Stroke Network. A teaching hospital, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is home to SLUCare physicians and students of Saint Louis University Medical School. An ACS Level I trauma center for both Missouri and Illinois, Saint Louis University Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and designated as a Primary Stroke Center.
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About SLUCare Physician Group
SLUCare Physician Group is the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, with more than 500 health care providers and 1,200 staff members in hospitals and medical offices throughout the St. Louis region. SLUCare physicians are among the most highly trained in their fields — more than 50 specialties in all — and are national and international experts, renowned for research and innovations in medicine. For more information, visit www.slucare.edu.