ST. LOUIS (March 26, 2012) – Thanks to a $15 million project completed by Clayco Inc., CenterPointe Hospital has expanded its child, adolescent and adult behavioral health services, as well as its adult chemical dependency programs.
Beginning in November 2010, Clayco demolished 14,000 square feet of existing space, renovated 12,000 square feet, completed extensive clearing and earthwork, and built a 65,000-square-foot addition.
Clayco’s architectural collaborative, Forum Studio, incorporated the areas previously located in the demolished buildings into the six-wing addition, which features a new 1 ½-story entrance and lobby, outpatient care facilities, a gymnasium, activity therapy areas, administrative offices, a full service kitchen and full dining room.
The addition houses several new programs and facilities, including a program dedicated to treating geriatric psychiatric patients, an electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) lab, an urgent care center with radiology services, and a retail pharmacy soon to open to the surrounding community. CenterPointe Hospital also expanded existing services, adding 10 more adult acute psychiatric care beds and doubling its addiction treatment services with a larger adult residential unit.
“CenterPointe’s existing facility no longer met its needs,” said Rick Moeckel, Clayco’s senior project manager. “Through this expansion, we’ve helped CenterPointe provide better care to its patients and transformed an aging building into a modern-day health care facility.”
The hospital remained fully occupied during construction, requiring special considerations to protect the safety of patients and workers. Clayco concluded the project with an exemplary safety record. In addition, Clayco met all turnover dates and delivered the project on time, despite 70 days impacted by weather.
As a result of a road construction project built simultaneously with the expansion, CenterPointe Hospital’s new address is 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway in St. Charles, MO.