BJC, WUSM showcase renderings for campus renewal on Kingshighway

BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine are sharing a first glimpse of the future landscape of the medical center with renderings of the new Barnes-Jewish Hospital north campus tower and St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion.

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,” says Rich Liekweg, president, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and group president, BJC HealthCare. “The years of planning are now showing a changing landscape along Kingshighway Boulevard.”

Joan Magruder, president, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, adds the new look is designed with the patient in mind.

“Our new patient care facilities will be attractive and welcoming for our patients, but more importantly are designed to incorporate the most advanced approaches to patient care, comfort, healing and safety, while supporting the discovery and educational missions of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine,” Magruder says.

Designed by St. Louis-based HOK, the new towers on the north campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital are slated to open in early 2018 as phase one of the Campus Renewal Project.

In addition to the phase one transition of the north side of the campus, the south end of the campus will undergo renovation and construction with a focus on increased critical care capabilities and additional private inpatient rooms, along with development of programs in medical and surgical services.

The entire project will incorporate significant improvements to parking, traffic flow and wayfinding for patients. This project will represent one of the most extensive construction projects in the region, creating hundreds of construction jobs and having a significant positive economic impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area.