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IMEG-designed hospital breaks ground in St. Louis


Officials from BJC HealthCare and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently broke ground on the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur,  Mo. IMEG provided engineering design services for the new, $100 million hospital that will replace the current 77-bed general medical and surgical facility.


The 260,000-square-foot, six-story hospital will include 64 private patient rooms, four intensive care rooms and 14 operating rooms, as well as an adjoining 100,000-square-foot medical office building, parking garage, and space for 32 patient rooms and two ORs to be added in the future. The new facility will have an updated emergency department, a robotic surgical suite, and a 64-slice CT scanner, focusing on shorter surgical and medical stays for joint replacement and reconstruction, gastroenterology, and vascular surgery. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.


For more information, a construction webcam and project renderings, visit the BJC website.