MU Health Care Begins Expansion of University Hospital ER
During construction, University Hospital’s emergency room will remain open 24/7 to serve patients.
The current Missouri Psychiatric Center entrance on Deans Drive, across from the Tiger Avenue Parking Structure, will serve as the temporary emergency room entrance until the new front entrance at One Hospital Drive opens in 2018.
Parking for ER patients will be available in the Tiger Avenue Parking Structure starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, until completion of the project in 2018. Parking escorts will be available 24/7 to ensure University Hospital ER patients and their families get to and from their cars quickly and safely.
The current ambulance entrance at University Hospital will remain open to allow emergency vehicles access to emergency services.
Download the University Hospital ER Expansion wayfinding map.
About the Project
University of Missouri Health Care began construction June 6 on a $16 million, 27,307-square-foot expansion and renovation of University Hospital’s emergency department to meet growing patient volumes.
The project will add 6,335 square feet to the emergency department, and an additional 20,972 square feet of existing space will be renovated.
When the project is completed at the end of 2018, the new E.R. will have:
- 17 additional exam rooms plus 21 existing exam rooms, for a total of 38
- 10 new fast-track exam rooms
- 1 additional triage area plus one existing triage area, for a total of 2.
In addition to the ER expansion and renovation, the construction project will include renovation of 11,355 square feet of space to add 24 new inpatient rooms for adults with medical and behavioral issues.
Another 5,108 square feet will be added to the second floor of University Hospital for mechanical equipment including an air handler, electrical room and shelled space for future expansion.
The total cost of the University Hospital renovations and expansion will be approximately $22.6 million.