The new facility consists of a nine-story patient tower and a three-story ambulatory care center connected by a common space
ST. LOUIS — SSM Health broke ground three years ago on a $550 million replacement facility for Saint Louis University Hospital, and now its only days until the new building opens. It’s been five years since SSM took ownership of the hospital and immediately announced the replacement project.
“Sometimes it’s like, we’ve been at it for a while and now it’s really exciting to get to open,” said Kelly Baumer, vice president of clinical operations for SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. “But other times I’m like, wow, that five years went pretty fast.” She oversees the master development plan for the new hospital.
Saint Louis University bought back the hospital from Dallas-based Tenet Corp. in 2015 for about $32 million, and then contributed it to SSM Health. In exchange