SSM Health Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

Used lean construction methods to enhance collaboration and improve schedule

operating room ssm health, lean construction

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.

Alberici Construction Crew at SSM Health, lean construction

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.

hospital room SSM Health, lean construction

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.

Alberici board room, lean construction

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.