Children’s Hospital Construction
Construction beginning: June 2009
Construction completion: September 2010
Phase I cost: $12 million
Phase I area: 58,500 square feet
University of Missouri Health Care is consolidating Children's Hospital in a single, convenient location at Columbia Regional Hospital (CRH). The project will provide Missouri children a patient- and family-friendly hospital where children can receive comprehensive care in an environment designed for kids. CRH, the future home of Children's Hospital, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63 - providing easy access to children from throughout Missouri.
The project will be completed in two phases. During Phase I, Children's Hospital inpatient services will be consolidated at CRH. During Phase II, pediatric specialty clinics and faculty offices will join the rest of Children's Hospital on the CRH campus.
Units that will be relocated during Phase I will include pediatric and adolescent inpatient units, a pediatric intensive care unit, a pediatric cardiology clinic, and a combined pediatric short stay unit and Children's Blood Disorder and Cancer Unit. These services will join the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), which has been located at CRH since the Family Birth Center opened there in 2003.
In June 2009, renovations began on CRH's fifth floor to create pediatric and adolescent inpatient units. The floor will have 100 percent private patient rooms - 27 pediatric and 16 adolescent - and child-focused amenities, including a playroom and a game room. It will feature a jungle theme and a newly updated climate control system to ensure patients a comfortable atmosphere.
A new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), located on the hospital's fourth floor, will provide state-of-the-art critical care with 13 patient rooms. Children's Hospital's 38-bed NICU will remain in its current location on CRH's second floor.
A pediatric cardiology clinic will be built on the Keene Medical Building's second floor, which adjoins to the hospital's first floor. A combined pediatric short stay unit and Children's Blood Disorders and Cancer Unit will be built on the Keene Medical Building's third floor, which adjoins to the hospital's second floor. By locating them in the Keene Medical Building, patients with shorter visits will have quick, easy trips to their appointments.
For more information about Children's Hospital, please visit http://www.muchildrenshospital.org.