Ribbon Cut on New Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Constructed by KAI Build/PARIC Corporation
St. Louis, MO – KAI Build and joint venture partner PARIC Corporation have completed construction on a new 260,000-square-foot Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the hospital’s grand opening was held on Oct. 29.
The new $130 million hospital is located behind an existing 50-year-old hospital at 12634 Olive Blvd. that will be razed and replaced by green space and additional parking. The replacement hospital is designed as the “hospital of the future” with maximum flexibility, efficiency and technological advancements that allow clinicians to spend more time caring for patients.
“Every detail of the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is designed to improve outcomes, as well as the experience for our patients, families and the team providing their care,” said Bob Cannon, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and group president of BJC HealthCare. “The combination of advanced technology, adaptable clinical spaces and a welcoming campus will create the ideal environment for care and healing.”
The new 6-level hospital features 64 private rooms with accommodations for family members; 14 operating rooms, including one robotic operating room; four intensive care unit rooms; separate elevators for staff, patients, visitors and supplies; lobby, waiting areas and café; and capacity to accommodate 32 additional rooms and two operating rooms in response to future demand.
A medical office building will also be constructed attached to the hospital that will include four floors of physician office space totaling 100,000 square feet and parking that will be nested underneath the building. Construction of the medical office building is expected to be completed in 2020.
KAI Build and PARIC provided preconstruction services on the hospital project, including value engineering throughout the design development and project management leadership for the design-assist mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors.
In addition to the joint venture management role, KAI Build and sister company The UP Companies also provided project management and field logistical support with a senior project engineer, field superintendent, carpenter foremen, carpenters and laborers. KAI Build and The UP Companies installed the doors and hardware, architectural general works, rough carpentry and expansion joints. The building’s terra cotta exterior was installed by PARIC and The UP Companies.
Christner was the architect for the project, and IMEG was the engineer.
About KAI Enterprises
KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For nearly 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.
About PARIC Corporation
PARIC Corporation was established in 1979 and is currently one of the largest privately held, St. Louis based, companies and ranked nationally in the ENR Top 200. As a premier General Contractor, Construction Manager, and Design/Builder PARIC provides a complete range of construction services, specializing in commercial, interiors, academic, healthcare, historic renovation, hospitality and entertainment, senior living, and multi-family. PARIC is at the forefront of construction advancements, utilizing the latest in virtual design and construction technology. PARIC partners with clients to help build their vision by providing a level of quality and service that we believe is unmatched. For more information about PARIC visit PARIC.com