SSM Health Lake St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Low-impact construction of a major vertical expansion to serve a growing community

SSM St. Joseph Hospital Patient Room

Campus expansion to improve the patient experience

Alberici performed a multi-phase expansion, enhancing the patient and employee experience at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis. This $64 million project included a three-story vertical expansion, central plant replacement, seismic upgrades, and renovations to more than 10 departments within the existing hospital.

SSM St. Joseph Hospital Vertical Expansion

Detailed phasing plans to maintain hospital operations

The vertical expansion required structural and plumbing upgrades, calling for areas of the existing hospital to be temporarily removed from service. Alberici collaborated with the Owner to develop a detailed phasing plan, enabling the hospital to continue providing exceptional care.

Early completion, under budget

Alberici completed the project three months ahead of the original schedule, allowing the hospital to begin serving patients earlier than anticipated. In addition, the project was completed under budget, allowing for additional improvements.

Communication to mitigate construction impacts

In addition to the vertical expansion, Alberici replaced the entire central plant and performed renovations to multiple areas in the existing hospital. To minimize potential disruptions, the team collaborated to assess 175 high-risk activities. Alberici also communicated proactively and continuously to ensure the hospital staff was aware of construction progress and any potential impacts.