Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital celebrated the completion of its eight-year rebuilding program with an open house featuring a ribbon cutting for its new $6 million, 25,000 square-foot wing.
“Since 2002, we’ve been replacing our original 1962 hospital, brick-by-brick, to bring a brand new facility to our community,” says Tony Schwarm, president, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital. “We’re fortunate to be part of BJC HealthCare. BJC has invested nearly $35 million to rebuild this Hospital -- and our community benefits.”
Expanded Cancer Treatment Center
This addition includes a healing garden. Thanks to support and donations patients have more space for treatment, which means more privacy and extra room for family members -- along with a beautiful garden view.
Rev. LH Owens Chapel Opens
Thanks to generous donations from the community and Joe Owens -- long-time Sullivan business leader and Hospital trustee -- Missouri Baptist Sullivan has a new chapel. The Rev. LH Owens Chapel is named after Joe Owens’ father, who was minister of Sullivan’s First Baptist Church for 33 years. The chapel includes a serene floor-to-ceiling water feature and three stained glass windows.
Gift Shop and Helipad Relocated
“Our new wing also gives us the opportunity to relocate our gift shop to the front of the building, where it will be more visible and accessible for Hospital visitors,” says Schwarm. “And the helipad is now on the east side of the building next to the Emergency Department.”
Other New Services
The new wing houses a new Wound Care Center and new sleep lab on the lower level. The main level houses the 2,500 square-foot Cardiac Rehab Center and several service departments. Additionally, there are 100 new parking spaces.