Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital offers advanced technology, medicine and surgical services in a new place of healing. Every detail of the hospital brings together the science of care with the compassion of caregiving.
Centered on the patient experience and focused on the health and well-being of our patients and their caregivers, BJC Healthcare built a modern hospital that enables the staff and physicians to continue providing excellent patient care. When it all comes together, it's personalized care as unique as you.
Concierge staff will direct patients and families to where they need to go and the area was designed to welcome ourguests with intuitive wayfinding to reduce stress.
Wayfinding was inspired by nature. An artistic interpretation of the majestic Missouri pines that flanked the original Faith Hospital entrance will guide guests – pine tree graphics at the elevators, pine boughs on directional signs along the corridors and pine bark imagery on clear glass doorways designates entrances to patient destinations and offers privacy.
Comfortable seating is in the waiting area and the cafeteriaand coffee bar are easy to access.
Abundant natural light fills the dining area. Guests can eat,wait for their loved one and stay connected to their profession or support system with free Wi-Fi.
Food stations include a grill, deli, pizza, chef’s table and more.
Guests can purchase and enjoy fresh brew from the coffee bar.
Radiology is convenient to find for outpatient visits and easily accessible for inpatient procedures.
Families will be greeted by a navigator who will direct the patient to registration.
We offer a varity of imaging services, including open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners with technology that will optimize image quality and embraces human nature and the unique set of challenges of each patient. The technology will produce consistent, high quality, personalized exams with fewer rescans.
All exams are read by Washington University physicians from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.
Two state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) machines to provide images to diagnose and evaluate conditions prior to making a treatment plan.
The 128 slice scanner is configured to specific clinical needs to maximize outcomes and raise patient-centric productivity. One scanner is fitted with additional tools and software for CT-guided biopsies and procedures.
Two radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) for gastrointestinal (GI) exams can accommodate patients easily with a wider patient opening and weight capability up to 660 pounds, a height-adjustable table for easier patient transfer, lower radiation dose and significantly better image quality.
All patients and visitors will use the temporary entrance, located on the east side by the emergency department. You will be greeted by a team member to help guide you to your destination.
To enhance the guest experience, patient registration will occur at the patient point of care.
The emergency department is designed for greater privacyand will be better equipped for the 11,000+ emergency patients we see every year. It includes a total of ten rooms for patients, seven exam rooms and three bays for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.
Valet parking, located on the east side by the emergency department, will be offered while the old hospital is being demolished and new parking lots constructed.
Seven exam rooms are near radiology so the patient can receive services within a short interval of time.
One exam room is specifically designed for patients at risk of harming themselves or others.
Four intensive care unit (ICU) rooms are adjacent to respiratory therapy and radiology.
Patient will have abundant natural light, bringing the outdoors in which typically is not provided in an intensive care unit room.
The inpatient rehabilitation gym is the central hub for patients to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.
Clinical team members will work with the patient and their caregiver to create a personalized plan to meet specific recovery goals, decrease pain and regain independence.
The gym includes a teaching bathroom with bathtub so thepatient to work on functional independence before they aredischarged.
The gym is located closer to the surgical patient rooms to assist with post-surgical therapy needs.
Caring for a loved one can be challenging at times and it is important that caregivers take a break when they need it. The lounge offers a quiet area with comfortable seating and natural light for visitors to take time to focus on their own emotional health.
All patient rooms are private with abundant natural light to positively affect mood and healing.
The entrance to the toilet and walk-in shower is on the same wall as the bed to decrease the distance the patient needs to walk, and grab bars are along the route for safety.The height of the toilet is designed specifically to meet the needs of surgical patients.
The patient can order meals by telephone or bedside tablet. Meals are prepared fresh and delivered within 45 minutes of placing the order.
For the safety of patients and staff, 50 percent of the patient rooms come equipped with ceiling lifts to enable staff to transfer patients from the bed to a chair or wheelchair.
The second and third floor patient rooms intentionally weredesigned identically to improve staff efficiencies which allow the care team to spend more time with the patient.
In most cases, surgical patients will be on the second floor so they can easily access the inpatient rehabilitation gym.
The entrance to the toilet and walk-in shower is on the same wall as the bed to decrease the distance the patient needs to walk, and grab bars are along the route for safety.
In most cases, medical patients will be on the third floor.
Guests can wait in a comfortable seating area or the navigator will direct them to the cafeteria, coffee bar and main floor seating where monitors will track progress of their loved one.
Families will consult with the physician in a private room after the procedure.
61 pre-procedure/post-procedure recovery bays are locatedthroughout the floor and serve the operating, endoscopy and interventional radiology rooms.
The bays offer maximum privacy and room for a loved one to join them.
14 operating rooms, including one robotic operating room, have an abundance of modern equipment.
The robotic operating room is used for certain minimally invasive procedures such as prostate cancer, kidney tumor removal, stomach procedures, and colorectal cancer.
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