Hospital Topping Off Signals Next Construction Phase
The final beam that forms the skeleton of the new SSM Health Saint Louis University
Hospital was hoisted into place Thursday, as SLU and SSM Health commemorated a construction
milestone on the academic medical campus.
The ceremony also celebrated the three-year-old partnership between the two Catholic
Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., described the partnership
as one that will improve the vitality of the city and region.
“SSM’s commitment to our partnership is more than a $550 million investment in this
emerging medical center,” Pestello said.
“This investment is also a linchpin to the revitalization of Midtown St. Louis and
bridging SLU’s south and north campuses. This means good-paying construction jobs
and good-paying health care jobs – jobs that support the families and local businesses
and our communities. We are proud to be part of the region’s economic progress.”
During the next phase of construction of the hospital, the exterior envelope and interior
The new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and ambulatory care center is scheduled
to open September, 2020. It will feature more than 800,000 square feet of space, 316
private patient rooms, an expanded Level I trauma center and emergency department,
larger intensive care units, expanded patient parking, green space and areas for future