140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Friday, May 23, 2008

St. Louis Shriners Hospital Moving to Washington University Campus

St. Louis Shriners Hospital Moving to Washington University Campus
In mid-April, the Joint Board of Directors and Trustees for Shriners Hospitals for Children approved building a new 247,000-square-foot hospital at the Washington University Medical Center campus in St. Louis.
The new location will further enhance clinical care for patients and research opportunities at both facilities. “This is truly a fantastic opportunity for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Washington University School of Medicine and, more importantly, the children we treat,” said Ralph Semb, Chairman of Shriners Hospitals for Children’s Board of Trustees.
Plans for the new hospital include 40 inpatient beds, four surgical suites and 30 clinic examination rooms. In addition, an entire floor of the new building will be dedicated to scientific research to maximize the hospital’s and the School of Medicine’s shared
interest in investigating musculoskeletal conditions.

“The closer our Shriners Hospital is to the resources of the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as the other facilities of the BJC Healthcare
organization, the more effective we can be in providing care to our children and more fully collaborating in the research and education that is the hallmark of this worldrenowned
medical center and the Shriners Hospitals system,” said John O’Shaughnessy, administrator of the St. Louis hospital.
The St. Louis Shriners Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have been partners for decades, according to Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.
A majority of St. Louis Shriners Hospital medical staff are faculty members at Washington University.
Shriners Hospitals bought the property, which includes a parking lot and a former Pepsi Bottling Co. facility, from Washington University.
Construction of the new hospital is expected to begin in spring 2009 and be completed in 2012. The architectural firm Gresham Smith & Partners will design the facility.
The current St. Louis Shriners Hospital, located at 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will be sold once
construction of the new hospital is completed.

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