Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

May 05, 2017

After nearly two years of planning, Barnes-Jewish West County has broken ground on a replacement hospital scheduled for completion in 2019. The design team has worked closely with physicians and staff to create a modern patient care environment that further enables clinicians to provide the very best care and support the needs of patients.

The new hospital will continue BJWCH’s focus on low acuity, short-stay surgical and medical cases, including colorectal, gastroenterology, joint reconstruction/replacement, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastics, spine, thoracic, urology and vascular surgery.

It will provide a healing environment that is innovative, modern, efficient and designed to enhance patient care. The new hospital will be centered on the patient experience: intimate, welcoming and rejuvenating, focused on the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers.  For physicians, the new hospital will have state-of-the-art technology and facilities that further enable them to advance the world-class medicine they already provide.

What We’re Building


  • 260,000 square feet
  • Three levels of private patient rooms
  • 64 rooms will open in 2019
  • Capacity for 32 additional rooms in response to future growth
  • 14 operating rooms
  • Capacity for two additional operating rooms in response to future growth
  • Four intensive care unit rooms
  • Separate elevators for staff, patients and visitors, and supplies
  • Welcoming lobby, waiting areas, guest services and café
  • Interventional radiology
  • New emergency department

Medical Office Building

  • 100,000 square feet
  • Connected to the hospital
  • Convenient parking directly under the building
  • Four floors of physician office space

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