Saint Francis Medical Center recently broke ground on an ambitious expansion and renovation project. This endeavor will bring the community more focused and innovative care from top specialists, more leading-edge treatments and technology, and better choices for surgery, pain management, women and children’s health and more.
Beginning Dec. 4, Entrances 1 and 9 on the south side of the Medical Center campus will close to accommodate the construction project. Patients and visitors accessing the Health and Wellness Center from Entrance 9 should use Entrance 8 (Fitness Plus, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road) instead. Patients and visitors using Entrance 1 (211 Saint Francis Drive) should use Entrance 2 (Healing Arts Center, 3250 Gordonville Road) instead.
The Health and Wellness Center parking garage will remain open for patients and visitors, but must be accessed from Mount Auburn Road. Construction traffic on Gordonville Road may cause some delays. Construction will not block access to the Emergency and Trauma Center.
Plans for the $127 million, two-phase project, which is slated for completion in 2016, include:
- A five-story patient tower with dedicated areas for orthopedics, neurosciences, rehabilitation, surgical and medical services
- The transition to all private patient rooms to help control infection and promote patient comfort
- Updated patient elevators and “patient-only” corridors
- Renovation of the hospital’s northeast side, including a new Women and Children’s Pavilion
- Expansion of the Pain Management Center and Family BirthPlace
- Private NICU rooms, supporting best practices in neonatology
Saint Francis is a 280-bed facility serving more than 650,000 people throughout Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing and wellness inspired by our Christian philosophy and values, we have become a progressive, innovative regional tertiary care referral center. Our major service lines, which have received national recognition, include the Neurosciences Institute; Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute; Family BirthPlace, featuring the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Heart Hospital; Saint Francis Emergency and Trauma Center with Convenient Care; Cancer Institute; and Fitness Plus. Saint Francis is proud to be ranked on Modern Healthcare magazine’s prestigious Best Places to Work in Healthcare list for five years in row (2008-2012).
For more information, contact:
Emily Sikes, Account Services Coordinator
Saint Francis Medical Center