Saint Francis Medical Center announces $127 million expansion
“From now until the end of construction, we anticipate generating more than 500 full-time contracting jobs,” says Bjelich. “We also estimate about 45 current Saint Francis employees will work to complete the interior space of the new building, and anticipate a community impact of about 100 new jobs in nursing and other medical and support roles once the project is complete.”
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Saint Francis Medical Center has announced an extensive expansion and renovation project that will begin early next year. The $127 million project, approved by the Board of Directors and overseen by architectural firm Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative, will be completed in 2016.
This purposeful and aggressive two-part construction plan includes erecting an Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center, a five-story tower with surgical and medical services featuring private rooms and a new main entrance on the facility’s south side. Additionally, a new Women and Children’s Pavilion will be built off of the existing Family BirthPlace/Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the northeast side of the Medical Center.
"We have chosen to expand our facility and services further so that we can be better equipped to serve the needs of our community," explains Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Francis. "The more new technology and smart changes the Medical Center embraces, the more good we can do for the health and wellness of our patients and the community."