Center for Advanced Medicine – South County Opening April 19

Mar 11, 2016

Patients in south St. Louis County and southern Illinois will soon have access to a higher level of care closer to home. The Center for Advanced Medicine – South County is opening April 19. The new outpatient facility jointly owned by Barnes-Jewish and Washington University is located near the Siteman Cancer Center at I-55 and Butler Hill Road.

The two-story, approximately 84,500-square-foot facility will include outpatient surgery, imaging, lab, and physical therapy services. The building will house several Washington University physician subspecialty offices including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, general surgery and OB/GYN. The new surgery suite includes two operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms, all for outpatient procedures. Imaging services will include X-ray, CT, MRI and screening mammography.

CAM_SC construction

An open, two-story vestibule in the lobby provides an example of the evidence-based design concepts incorporated throughout the building. Elements such as natural light and specific color/artwork palettes are proven to promote healing and a positive patient experience.

“We have been able to help many patients at our Siteman Cancer Center facility in south St. Louis County, which opened in 2013,” said James P. Crane, MD, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs and chief executive officer of Washington University Physicians. “Together with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, we are looking forward to providing more convenient access for the residents of south St. Louis County and southern Illinois to physicians in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.”

Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital have announced the leadership team for the CAM –South County.

Surgical co-directors – M. Todd Rice, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, and Steven R. Hunt, MD, associate professor of surgery, will serve as surgical co-directors to lead collaboration and cooperation between sub-specialties at the new facility. Drs. Rice and Hunt will also serve as liaisons between hospital management and surgical departments at the School of Medicine.

WUSM clinical operations lead – Kelley Mullen, RN, senior director of clinical operations for Washington University Physicians, will be responsible for coordination of the physician office practices at the CAM – South County.

Building lead – Tara Hearns, MHA, BJH associate administrator, is responsible for all hospital operations in South County, including within Siteman Cancer Center South County.

Surgery & procedure suite nurse manager – Susan Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR,  will be responsible for the overall operations of central sterile processing, supply coordination and equipment maintenance within the suite.