ST. LOUIS — What would you put in a time capsule?
Leaders from SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, Saint Louis University and the City of St. Louis joined together on Thursday to celebrate the burial of a 100-year time capsule to be opened by future nurses and doctors of the new academic medical center in 2119.
Employees and community members carefully selected items to put in the time capsule.
A spokesperson for the hospital said, the rectangle box is made from watertight, chemical resistant, composite plastic that can withstand large temperature fluctuations and protect the more than 150 items selected to speak to the audience opening the time capsule in the future.
“Today, we honor our past and celebrate our future,” said Steven M. Scott, president, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. “Our Mission of revealing the healing presence of God transcends both time and space. This collaboration between SLU and SSM Health means a unified objective, where our mission and values inform our approach to patient-centered medicine. This means practicing where people need the best compassionate care in a space accessible to all.”
The new $550 million SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and ambulatory care center features more than 800,000 square feet of space, 316 private patient rooms, an expanded Level I trauma center and emergency department, larger intensive care units, expanded patient parking, green space and areas for future campus expansion.