Replacement Children’s Hospital
IMEG Corp. provided engineering design and services for the new, 90,000-sf Shriners Hospital for Children, located on the BJC Healthcare campus. The new pediatric orthopaedic hospital replaced the former, 50-year-old Shriners hospital. The new facility includes 12 inpatient beds, three surgical suites, 18 clinic examination rooms, central sterile, lab, outpatient clinic and radiology. The project also features enhanced space for the clinical research center for metabolic bone diseases and more room for same-day surgery patients.
Other additions to benefit patients are nine rooms for outpatient family housing, a state-of-the-art interactive and educational activity area and dedicated space for collaborative research with Washington University scientists. The three-story facility features brightly colored rooms and has interactive elements where children can play.
IMEG provided MEP, fire protection and technology and security engineering design; medical equipment planning, budgeting, and procurement; and construction administration services. A major challenge for medical equipment planning on this project was to maintain equipment costs within pre-project budgets. Also challenging was brokering local requests with Shriners International equipment standards.