New West County Hospital
IMEG provided engineering design for a new replacement hospital for BJC West County Hospital. The facility replaced an existing 77-bed general medical and surgical hospital.
The new, six-story hospital includes 64 private patient rooms, four intensive care rooms, and 14 operating rooms, as well as an adjoining medical office building, parking garage, and space for 32 patient rooms and two ORs to be added in the future.
The 31-acre campus will be redeveloped in several phases, with plans also calling for four new medical office buildings sized from 75,000 to 100,000 square feet. Just more than 200,000 square feet of additional future development would bring the total to 1 million square feet. An 875-space parking garage also is planned; surface parking will replace the current hospital site, with a total 2,640 spaces planned.
The 1969 facility was formerly known as Faith Hospital, andmwas purchased by BJC in 1989. The existing hospital currently features an intensive care unit, gastroenterology and orthopedic departments, and a Siteman Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center within 240 miles of St. Louis.
IMEG provided MEP, fire protection and technology design, along with construction administration services for the project.