A new five-story, 106,000-square-foot outpatient services building recently opened on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo., which will enable the health facility to expand patient services as the community grows.      

The new $40 million St. Luke’s Outpatient Center Building B adjoins St. Luke’s Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge Jr. Outpatient Center. The structure provides additional space for new physician offices as well as the expansion of St. Luke's physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation services.

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. of St. Louis built the facility and BSA LifeStructures Inc., also of St. Louis, designed it.

Care was taken to balance exterior and interior design elements between the new facility and the existing outpatient center. An indoor walkway allows patients, visitors and staff to travel between the buildings.

A single-loaded corridor creates a wayfinding element with multiple entry points, shortening the distance patients would travel exposed to outdoor elements. Large windows in the corridor allow natural light to enter the clinic spaces and the design embraces the local topography.

To emphasize safety, team communication and overall efficiency throughout construction, McCarthy and its subcontractor partners used electronic tablets and advanced construction software.

The new building, which is under review for LEED certification, integrates sustainability through the use of healthful, regional materials; bioretention basins to slow and treat on-site storm water runoff; and the generation of minimal construction waste.

Other patent services that have relocated to the new building include electroencephalogram/electromyogram diagnostic procedures, the nutrition wellness and diabetes center, the anticoagulation clinic, and wound care and hyperbaric medicine. 

"The dedication of St. Luke's new outpatient services building is a significant event for St. Luke's Hospital and health care in our region," says Christine M. Candio, St. Luke's Hospital president and CEO. "As our community grows and changes, we work to stay ahead of patient needs by continuing to provide convenient access to the highest quality care and services possible."

“McCarthy is pleased to continue our long-term partnership with St. Luke’s Hospital as it continues its expansion throughout the greater St. Louis region,” says Corey Black, the company's project manager.

St. Luke’s Hospital is a 493-bed health facility that offers a wide range of patient care. It also has 26 other locations across the greater St. Louis area.

In other health care facility news:

  • A topping out recently was held to mark the progress of an addition and renovation project for Community Health Network’s Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.  

    The addition and renovation will replace a sizable portion of Community Hospital East’s existing facility with updated patient care areas, radiology, emergency services and a new entry lobby, says architecture firm CallisonRTKL, based in Chicago. The company provided exterior, core and lobby design services to the project.

    The 270,000-square-foot, five-floor addition to and renovation of the existing hospital is being constructed in two phases that will include adding 160 private inpatient rooms. Parking and security for staff, patients and visitors will be reshaped to correspond with the updated campus design and to support future growth.

  • Pacific Medical Buildings, San Diego, and Sawtooth Development Group LLC, Ketchum, Idaho, broke ground on a four-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building in downtown Superior, Colo.

    The new $18.5 million development, Superior Medical Center, includes a four-story, 229-space parking structure that connects to the medical office building by a pedestrian bridge. It is projected to be completed by early next year.

    Intergroup Architects in LIttleton, Colo., is the project designer and Denver-based DSP Builders Inc. will serve as the general contractor.

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