Rising seven stories high, MU Health Care's patient care tower provides the mid-Missouri community with many of the latest advances in health care, including Smart Rooms and high-tech operating rooms, in a healing environment.
Facts about University Hospital Expansion:
Site preparation: August 2009 Construction beginning: Early 2010 Construction completion: March 2013
Cost: $203 Million Area: 315,000 square feet
Number of floors: 7 Number of operating rooms: 6 Number of pre- and post-procedure rooms: 30 Number of private patient rooms: 90 (30 per floor on the top 3 floors) Number of green roofs: 3
In addition to building our new expansion to University Hospital, which includes Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, we are in the process of updating our lobby at University Hospital. We are looking forward to using nature as our inspiration from the wood grain throughout to the colors selected. Everything picked was with our patients and families in mind. Take a look at what our new lobby looks like.
Let's take a look inside the expansion at Univeristy Hospital. When completed, we will have 596 glass panels, 246 massonry panels and over 2 million feet of cable. If you stretched all of the cable out and followed it in your car, you would end up at the Sears Tower in Chicago.
We sat down with David Foley, manager of hospitality at MU Health Care, to find out what patients are asking and what the answers are regarding the current construction of the patient care tower and new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.