WUMC Campus Renewal Project

Campus Renewal is a long-term project to renew BJC’s academic medical center campus on Kingshighway Boulevard encompassing Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital along with Washington University School of Medicine. Over the next several years, the campus will be transformed through renovations and new construction, creating an environment and experience for patients that match the excellence in medical care they expect. Private inpatient rooms are a key component of the overall project along with major improvements to open and public areas and to patient/visitor parking, arrival and departure.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital expansion

  • Square Feet: 558,000
  • Stories: 12
  • Parking Spaces: 406


  • Beds: 185
  • Operating Rooms: 12
  • Interventional Rooms: 5


  • Obstetrics Inpatient Beds: 52
  • Labor & Delivery Rooms: 18
  • Women’s Assessment Rooms: 12
  • C-section Rooms: 3 

St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion 

  • Square Feet: 222,000
  • Stories: 12
  • Pediatric Beds: 96
  • New/Renovated NICU Beds: 132


Phase 1 demolition started in mid-2013 and included: Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, and the Kingshighway, Steinberg and Yalem buildings– approximately 510,000 square feet of demolition. Demolition was completed summer 2014 with phase 1 construction starting soon thereafter. Occupancy is scheduled for 2017.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Consolidates and expands clinical care at the Siteman Cancer Center as well as other surgical services and programs
  • Consolidates and modernizes the Women and Infants program; labor and delivery is co-located with the St. Louis Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Includes diagnostics and support space

St. Louis Children’s Hospital expansion

  • Expands the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which connects to Barnes-Jewish labor & delivery
  • Expands private inpatient beds
  • Includes diagnostics and outpatient clinic space


Renovation and construction on the south end of the campus will focus on Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s expanding heart and vascular program, neurology and neurosurgery programs, transplant, trauma and critical care, and general medicine programs.