Nine-Story Facility to Enhance Patient Experience, Provide Central Home for Outpatient Cancer Care

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is planning a new, nine-story facility on the Washington University Medical Campus dedicated solely to outpatient cancer care. The facility will provide a central home for nearly all aspects of advanced cancer care, improving the experience and comfort for patients and their families.

Although the building’s design and construction details are being finalized – and final approval is pending – plans call for a 659,000-square-foot facility. The initial schedule calls for the facility to open in summer 2024.

The new building’s innovative, patient-centered design will mean patients can get most of their care in one setting, with fewer visits to different locations on the medical campus. Teams of cancer care specialists, as well as support services, will come to patients in the new center. Patients also will have access to hundreds of clinical trials.

Plans call for the ambulatory care center to include 96 exam rooms, 88 infusion pods, radiology and breast imaging services, and hematology and chemistry laboratory space. An elevated pedestrian link will connect the facility to the rest of the medical campus.

Patients will have easy access to the parking garage within the same building and to public transportation. The new facility is also conveniently located next to a hotel for patients from out of town.

The architectural firms Lawrence Group and Perkins Eastman are designing the project, and Clayco, in a joint venture with TW Constructors, will oversee construction. The engineering firm is Ross & Baruzzini.

Rendering courtesy of Perkins Eastman

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Posted August 16, 2021

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