Overview

Challenge

In order to meet the increasing needs of the community, SSM Health needed to expand its Lake Saint Louis campus. The team was challenged with adding three patient floors on top of the existing hospital, while still maintaining existing operations at the highest level of care.

Solution

During pre-planning, the team conducted multiple visioning sessions with physicians, staff and community members to define strategies and inform the initial design. Full-size patient mock-up rooms further refined design concepts for this 90,000-square-foot patient tower. The team’s careful consideration to the project phasing and constant communication helped minimize the disruption to daily operations.

Winner of the Front End Planning Best Practice Award by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC).