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, Mo. Officials celebrated the hospital’s grand opening last month.

The new $130 million hospital is located behind an existing 50-year-old hospital 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.

The new six-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.