ST. LOUIS – The American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) recently presented its Vista Award for Renovation to Mercy Hospital St. Louis. The award, which is presented to an organization that has altered existing conditions or added new space to existing structures, recognized the renovation on the second floor women’s health unit.
With the growth of its women’s services, Mercy wanted to upgrade existing facilities and create new services to accommodate existing and new patients. The renovation addressed issues with noise, HVAC, plumbing, energy efficiency as well as provided modern amenities difficult to provide in the original 1962 construction – all with minimal disruptions on adjacent floors.
Since the renovation, the women’s health unit provides family spaces, free Wi-Fi, in-room electronic device charging stations, room service, flat screen TVs and DVD players.
“We are proud of the holistic care provided at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and now have outstanding amenities to support that care in the newly renovated unit,” said Jeff Johnston, president of Mercy Hospital St. Louis.
The 26,300 square-foot renovation project involved members from Mercy’s planning, design and construction department, Archimages, Inc., McCarthy Building Companies and Northstar Management Co.
Since 1993 the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided professionals with an opportunity to gain national recognition for design and construction initiatives through the Vista Awards program.