Construction is underway for a new inpatient bed tower on Kingshighway at Barnes-Jewish Plaza. The 16-story tower will replace the shuttered Queeny Tower, which was demolished. Construction began in fourth quarter 2021.
The new inpatient tower is an important component of BJC’s Campus Renewal, a long-term project to transform Washington University Medical Campus (WUMC) through new construction and renovations with an overall focus on improving the patient and family experience.
Planned for the new tower are 224 private inpatient rooms (32 rooms on seven floors) and 56 private intensive care unit (ICU) rooms (28 rooms on two floors). Surgery prep and recovery, imaging and cafeteria and dietary program also are being designed into the new building, as well as significant improvements along Barnes-Jewish Plaza to simplify and enhance arrival and wayfinding.
The planning for renovation and new construction with the Campus Renewal Project is a long-term vision to renew the medical center campus on Kingshighway Boulevard encompassing BJC’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital along with Washington University School of Medicine.
Through renovations and new construction, we will create an environment and experience for patients and their families that matches the excellence in medical care they expect. Additional private inpatient rooms are a key component of the overall project.
New Patient Tower from Forest Park