medical campus expansion

The 12-story expansion of St. Louis Children's Hospital offers consolidated services and modernized, efficient patient care. The expansion, as part of the BJC Campus Renewal Project, is joined by a fifth-floor bridge over Parkview Place, connecting labor and delivery and the level IV NICU to Barnes-Jewish Hospital's newly constructed Parkview Tower. The Children's expansion will occur in phases, starting December 2017 through March 2018. 


Helpful information:

  • Physician parking has not changed
  • Hospital entrance remains the same
  • Emergency department entrance remains the same

Key move/expansion dates:

  • Dec. 11- pulmonary and neurology units expand
  • Dec. 13- general medicine moves to floors 10 and 11
  • Jan. 27- NICU expands
  • Jan. 29- hematology/oncology expands
  • Feb. 9- Special care nursery babies at Barnes-Jewish Hospital move to the Children's NICU
  • Feb 10 and beyond- all babies will be delivered at Barnes-Jewish Hospital's Parkview Tower
  • Feb. 19- PICU moves to the 8th floor, with limited bed availability remaining on the 7th floor


  • 12 stories
  • 222,000 square feet
  • 96 private pediatric beds
  • 40 private NICU beds, connected to labor and delivery
  • New Ambulatory Procedure Center
  • Relocated helipad and dedicated patient transport elevators
  • Second rooftop garden, located on the 7th floor
  • Second Ronald McDonald Family Room, located on the 3rd floor


  • Questions? Please call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).
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  • Listen to Dr. F. Sessions Cole's podcast about the expansion here.