A major renovation of Christian Hospital’s main lobby, which includes high-end custom case work, specialty glass and tile installation, and unique wood-look plank ceiling features, is scheduled to be completed by Kadean Construction in October. The 10,500-square-foot, $2-million renovation of the hospital, located in St. Louis County in Missouri, will improve aesthetics and flow, making a more welcoming space for patients as they enter the hospital, said Project Manager Travis Mulder, who oversees Kadean’s medical construction work.
Mulder said in order for construction to begin last March, Kadean had to prepare a temporary entrance and registration area on the east side of the hospital.
“That’s typical of our hospital work so that the flow of patient care continues uninterrupted,” Mulder said.
The architect on the renovation is Lawrence Group and the MEP/FP engineer was Heideman & Associates.
The renovations are part of a $60-million initiative called “Christian Hospital 2020,” which includes transitioning to all private patient rooms, a $2.7-million lab equipment upgrade, a $1-million investment in a new ambulance fleet, converting to a new $16-million universal electronic medical record system opening two new health centers and other improvements designed to ensure the best patient experience.
Christian Hospital opened in September 1975 and is located six miles east of Christian Hospital’s Northwest HealthCare campus, which recently broke ground for a new $26.3-million Siteman Cancer Center.