On March 1, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital celebrated the “topping out” of structural steel on the 260,000 square foot replacement hospital and the adjoining 100,000 square foot medical office building.
That afternoon, cranes hoisted a steel beam, topped with an American flag, evergreen tree and the signatures of employees, physicians and construction workers, to the top of the building. Speakers included Trish Lollo, BJWCH president, Chris Eagon, MD, Washington University bariatric surgeon, and chief of BJWCH medical staff, Donna Ware, BJC executive director, planning and design; and Steve Baker, lead site superintendent, Paric Construction.
“Today, as a hospital community, we’re marking a significant project milestone, and next year we look forward to celebrating the opening of our brand new, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital,” Trish Lollo said. “This facility is really the hospital of the future – designed to care for patients in the most efficient, patient-centered and innovative ways right here in Creve Coeur. We will continue to serve our immediate community and the many people who travel from beyond St. Louis County for the expertise of our team.”
Click below to watch a short highlight video of the BJWCH topping out ceremony, which includes placing of the final steel beam:
Visit our construction website for more information about the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital project.