Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Mo., has finished construction of a new three-story, 120,000-square-foot patient building on its campus.

The $73 million tower features 90 private patient rooms and is designed to accommodate a potential vertical expansion to add new patient floors in the future. The project also involved improved wayfinding and new corridors, as well as renovating the hospital’s main entrance with features such as a covered canopy, full window lantern element, reflecting pond, and stone and brick façade.

An extensive interior renovation of the existing hospital building included construction of a new emergency department waiting area and triage rooms; additional cardiology facilities; and MRI suites. Construction of a new childbirth center on the third floor of the existing tower includes new labor and delivery suites, remodeled postpartum rooms and two dedicated surgical units.


McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. served as construction manager for the expansion project. Bates Architects designed the new patient tower and Heideman Associates served as MEP engineer.