The construction of a newborn intensive care unit within the Childbirth Center at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Mo., is now complete. The eight-bed NICU will allow the hospital to care for premature babies born as early as 32 weeks.

The new NICU features eight newborn intensive care beds throughout a special care nursery, procedure room and baby nursery. Each bed includes state-of-the-art technology in a family-centered layout with accommodations for an overnight guest. The space was completed with high-end finishes, with features such as brightly colored accent walls, glass-fronted maple supply cabinets, and frosted-glass and maple room dividers between the suites.

McGrath & Associates (St. Louis, Mo.) served as the general contractor and construction management firm on the project, and Fox Architects (Washington D.C.) served as architect.