MU Health Care Expansion of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Will Meet Growing Patient Needs
Groundbreaking ceremony on June 3, 2015
View of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute from Monk Drive in 2017
Aerial view of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute in 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. — To meet growing patient needs, University of Missouri Health Care began construction on June 3, 2015, on a $40 million, four-story expansion of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.
Opened in 2010, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at 1100 Virginia Ave. is the largest and most comprehensive freestanding orthopaedic care center in central Missouri.
The expansion, which should be complete by 2017, will increase clinical space for surgical, inpatient, outpatient and physical therapy services from approximately 114,000 to almost 200,000 square feet. The fourth floor of the new addition will be dedicated space for research.
“Our original facility was designed and built with the needs of orthopaedic patients as its central focus,” said James Stannard, MD, chair of orthopaedic surgery and J. Vernon Luck Sr. Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the MU School of Medicine and medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. “Because the demand for orthopaedic surgical services has grown so rapidly, we need to expand so that we can maintain an optimum healing environment for the patients we serve.”
“MU Health has been very successful in recruiting world-class orthopaedic surgeons to MU,” said MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. “With the expansion of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, we will be able to offer a superior platform for patient care, education and research, which is the mission of our health system.”
The four-story, 85,462-square-foot expansion project will include:
- Five additional operating rooms, two finished and three shelled (for a total of 12 operating rooms)
- 22 additional private inpatient rooms (for a total of 42 private inpatient rooms)
- Three additional digital X-ray rooms (for a total of seven digital X-ray rooms)
- 19 additional outpatient examination rooms, both finished and shelled (for approximately 70 exam rooms total)
- A fourth floor dedicated to orthopaedic research
- A larger restaurant for patients and visitors
- Addition of a coffee kiosk in the main entrance lobby
Once completed, the main entrance will be relocated from the north side of the building to the east side. The new entrance will include a circle drive for improved patient access to the building. A pedestrian walkway from the orthopaedic hospital to Virginia Avenue Parking Structure No. 7 also will be added.
“Our physicians and medical teams serve patients from every county in the state of Missouri,” said Patrice “Patrick” Delafontaine, MD, the Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean of the MU School of Medicine. “As part of an academic medical center, this facility also plays a vital role in medical education and research. With this expansion, we will advance our mission of healing, teaching and discovery.”
The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute houses approximately 400 staff members, including 34 physicians who specialize in sports medicine, joint replacement, pediatrics, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, hand, spine, oncology and trauma care.
- Click here for a high-resolution photo of leaders turning dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony on June 3, 2015. From left: James Cook, director of the Division of Research at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI); Mitch Wasden, chief executive officer of MU Health Care; James Stannard, chair of MU’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and MOI medical director; Patrick Delafontaine, dean of the MU School of Medicine; R. Bowen Loftin, chancellor of the University of Missouri; Ann Juengermann, MOI administrator; Bob Schaal, MOI executive director; and Angela Story, MOI director of nursing.
- Click here for a high-resolution artist rendering of the expanded Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (view from Monk Drive).
- Click here for a high-resolution artist rendering of the expanded Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (aerial view).