In April, Alberici completed the 272,000-square-foot Mercy Center for Performance Medicine & Specialty Care. The multispecialty center and 1,000-space parking garage is located on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Alberici deployed prefabrication and offsite construction as well as early procurement of raw steel to maintain the schedule and deliver cost savings, ensuring the project was completed on time and within budget.
The high-tech, five-level outpatient center is designed with the patient experience in mind. Specialties at the new building include bariatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and urology. Additionally, the facility includes weight and wellness programming, imaging services and an ambulatory surgery center including 10 operating rooms, eight post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) bays, and space for two MRIs, two CT scanners, seven X-rays and 33 prep and recovery bays.
The patient-centered design improves interactions between physicians and other providers through a combination of collaboration spaces and technologies. The coronavirus pandemic informed design, resulting in co-worker and lounge areas that flex to be both spaces for collaboration and separation, as needed.