Barnes-Jewish St. Peters starts major renovation
The BJC HealthCare board approved $9.2 million to complete the first of a two phase multi-year renovation project of the first floor at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital (BJSPH). Phase one includes a new GI suite, new preoperative and postoperative bays and two new operating rooms. The project includes a 4,869-square-foot building addition to the hospital.
Construction started in late October 2012 and is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter 2014. Rhodey Construction, Inc. is general contractor, Burns & McDonnell is the architectural firm and CJL Engineering will complete the engineering.
“This renovation is part of a multi-year project to continually improve our hospital for the patients we serve. We are committed to providing excellent health care and this is just another example. Our physicians and staff have been involved in the design of the space, ensuring that this project will enhance the patient and family experience,” said John Antes, hospital president.
BJSPH has completed several major projects in the past decade including a larger Emergency Department, an Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center, the Siteman Cancer Center at BJSPH, with an additional expansion in 2011 to add a second linear accelerator, and a Bed Tower that included a new Pharmacy.