SSM Health Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Used lean construction methods to enhance collaboration and improve schedule
Building a new hospital to serve the community
The SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City was the first new hospital to be built in mid-Missouri in more than 50 years. The new $154 million health care campus included a 366,000-square-foot hospital with adjacent 66,000-square-foot medical office building. The hospital was designed and constructed with the patient in mind and incorporated numerous elements to enhance patient comfort and safety.
Adding value through lean construction
The project was delivered using lean construction principles and represented a highly collaborative effort between the Owner, Program Manager, Design Team, and Construction Team. The team encouraged cooperation, transparency and innovation to enhance value and minimize waste.
Off-Site fabrication to enhance efficiency
Alberici used off-site fabrication to improve the project schedule. For example, 132 patient bathrooms were built and transported to the project, where they were then hoisted into the building and set in place. This improved quality, reduced site congestion and contributed to a better workflow.
Delivering project ahead of schedule
Ultimately, the project was completed on-budget and ahead of schedule, allowing the hospital to open two months earlier than originally planned.