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14 March 2014

BJC HealthCare Reveals First Phase of Expansion with HOK-Designed Towers


BJC HealthCare and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shared renderings of the new Barnes-Jewish Hospital north campus tower and St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion.

As executive architect for the 16-block campus renewal project, HOK designed the two towers.

“Two 12-story medical towers on Kingshighway Blvd. make up the first phase of BJC HealthCare’s skyline-altering expansion program in the Central West End.”

“Clinical care at the Siteman Cancer Center will be consolidated and expanded at one of the new buildings, along with new obstetrics facilities. The new building — at least for now — is called Barnes-Jewish Hospital North. Twelve operating rooms and 182 adult patient beds are part of the building’s plan.”

“The other building is an expansion of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It will have 96 pediatric patient beds, plus 97 neonatal intensive care unit beds. Occupancy of both buildings is scheduled for early 2018.”

“‘We had one clear objective when we embarked on our Campus Renewal Project — create an environment of making medicine better by providing exceptional patient care and an exceptional patient experience,’ Rich Liekweg, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a BJC group president, said.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Healthcare Design

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