ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — BJC HealthCare will open the doors Nov. 5 to its new, $200 million hospital in west St. Louis County — replacing an existing 50-year-old facility. The hospital was designed as a "hospital of the future" with flexibility, efficiency and technological advancements in mind, officials said.

"Every detail of the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is designed to improve outcomes, as well as the experience for our patients, families, and the team providing their care," Bob Cannon, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and group president of BJC HealthCare, said in a statement. "The combination of advanced technology, adaptable clinical spaces and a welcoming campus will create the ideal environment for care and healing."

Barnes-Jewish West County, a 260,000-square-foot facility, is located behind the existing hospital in Creve Coeur of the same name and features 64 private rooms; 14 operating rooms, including one robotic operating room; four intensive care unit rooms; a lobby; waiting areas; a cafe; and concierge services.

The building has capacity for 32 additional rooms and two additional operating rooms for future demand, officials said.

The existing 77-bed hospital will be razed and replaced by green space and additional parking, officials said. The green space will include new groves of trees and extensive landscaping. A new health and wellness trail also will be added to the campus in 2020.

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