The five-level outpatient center is designed with the patient experience in mind. Specialties at the new building include neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, reconstructive surgery, bariatrics, and urology. Additionally, the facility includes weight- and wellness-related care, imaging services, and a multispecialty outpatient surgery center including 10 operating rooms and eight post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) bays. Co-worker and lounge areas flex to provide spaces for collaboration and, as needed, separation. Waiting rooms include space for social distancing if necessary, incorporating the outdoors when possible.
The center also features digitized wayfinding and a digitally-abled concierge service that guides patients and families through their care experience.
“Alberici has been building critical structures in St. Louis for over 100 years and is honored to have partnered with Mercy from the beginning,” said Greg Hesser, President & CEO of Alberici Constructors. “From building the first facility on the current Ballas and Conway campus to the new multispecialty center, we're proud to continue our collaboration with Mercy to bring compassionate care and exceptional service to the St. Louis community.”
The Alberici/KAI Build construction team employed a suite of technology to enhance coordination and communication on site, which included weekly drone flights over the project, monthly video project updates, and an online project dashboard. The team used StructionSite 360 to ensure all stakeholders were kept up to date on the project through a secure, web-based portal providing virtual 360 video and images and interactive PDFs linked to real-time video walkthroughs and side-by-side comparisons of existing conditions and new work.
“We are so proud to have built this amazing and transformative outpatient facility alongside Alberici for Mercy,” said KAI Enterprises CEO Michael B. Kennedy. “Recognized as one of the largest in the country, The Mercy Center for Performance Medicine & Specialty Care utilizes the latest in digital technology to improve the overall patient experience and outcomes of treatment, setting the standard for outpatient health care across the country.”