ST. LOUIS, Mo. — McGrath & Associates has been contracted to build a new $1.6-million surgery addition to Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital. Construction is set to begin in March and complete in October 2015. Archimages Inc. is the architect.
“It is our goal to make our patients’ surgery experience as simple, comfortable and positive as possible,” said CEO Tom Keim. “This expansion will allow us to meet space requirements to handle increased volume, provide more privacy for our patients and improve our customer service.”
The two-story addition will connect two existing buildings to expand the hospital’s surgery space and create a new physician office space. The main floor of the addition will add a dedicated registration and waiting area for surgical patients and their families. The main level also will house the practice of general surgeon Joseph Sharlow, M.D., with a waiting area, three exam rooms and a procedure room. The second floor will add six private surgery pre-op and post-op rooms.
McGrath will coordinate construction work around the hospital’s surgery schedule, and use surgery downtimes to connect the two buildings. McGrath also was the general contractor on the Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital’s Bloomsdale Medical Center, which was completed in 2013.
Because McGrath is working in an occupied healthcare facility, they are implementing strict isolation and infection prevention measures to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients and staff.