Barnes-Jewish Hospital is continually striving to improve facilities to better serve patients and their families. In 2010, construction began on the Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health. This new center will improve the Barnes-Jewish Hospital outpatient clinic experience in many ways, including:
- Allowing for consolidation of care and support services across the hospital’s clinic system
- Modernizing the resident training environment
- Supporting the improvement of processes to enhance safety, quality, service and efficiency
- Relocating ancillary services from other locations to the clinic to enhance patient convenience
- Offering new services to patients such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (the medical use of oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure to treat a variety of medical issues such as non-healing wounds)
The Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health will open in early 2012 and will house clinics from five sites around the medical center campus on three dedicated floors. The 12-story building will be connected via an enclosed walkway to the Center for Advanced Medicine and will also provide one floor for private physician offices, seven floors of administrative space and a main-level retail space.