SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Master Plan and Replacement Hospital

Hospital Of The Future In St. Louis

Designed as the “Hospital of the Future” outside St. Louis, this replacement facility incorporates streamlined work processes, efficient layouts, and wireless medical records to position SSM as the area’s premier healthcare provider. The 430,000 SF complex features a series of interconnected brick buildings on a 54-acre campus, including a 154-bed Inpatient Bed Tower, 100,000-SF Medical Office Building, 75,000-SF Ambulatory Care Center and Emergency Center.

Interior Design

The interior planning centers on the Town Center, where patients, families, and staff find dining, retail, business center, health-information center, meeting spaces, and a chapel. Finishes includes soothing colors and large windows. Private patient rooms emphasize a homey environment, which includes sleeping areas for family members. Decentralized nursing stations place caregivers close to the bedside.


Fenton, Missouri

Building Type

Hospital, Master Plan


430,000 SF

  • 2010 American Society for Healthcare Engineering VISTA Award
  • 2010 AIA Wisconsin Merit Award
  • 2010 IIDA Wisconsin First Place Award
  • 2009 Modern Healthcare Citation Award (national)
  • 2009 St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, Best Practices Award

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