KAI, along with the community, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Sansone Group, recently celebrated the opening of the first pediatric specialty healthcare center in North St. Louis County – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services.
Designed by KAI, the 15,000-square-foot medical building, owned by Sansone Group, is located at 3878 Pershall Road in Ferguson, Mo. The new facility houses SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services and also an office of SSM Health Medical Group Pediatrics. Specialty services offered at the new center include gastroenterology, ENT (otolaryngology), orthopedics, pulmonology, neurology and endocrinology.
“The most exciting thing about our North County site is the growth and the ability to reach out into the North County of St. Louis and to be present for all the children as far as their respective specialty and primary care needs,” said Matt Broom, MD, Chief Medical Officer & VP Medical Affairs, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “This is something that has been a long mission of Cardinal Glennon and bringing specialty care closer to the families that we serve is a really big deal.”
The building’s child-friendly design incorporates the use of natural lighting; a mix of vibrant colors on the walls and furniture; comforting natural materials like wood and stone; and whimsical, hand-painted artwork throughout. The single-story facility is broken down into two separate services—one half of the building is occupied by SSM Health and the other half is occupied by SSM Cardinal Glennon. Both tenants share a common reception area, waiting room and isolated sick waiting room. Each side has at least 12 exam rooms, and the facility features an audiology booth, procedure room, casting room, X-Ray room and space for a future ultrasound and mobile MRI.
“SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Specialty Services is a facility that will positively transform the lives of so many residents in North County in so many ways,” said KAI Enterprises President Darren L. James. “The center will give children and their families access to specialized care and general pediatrics right in their own community. KAI is honored to have been involved in such an important project.”
Construction started in October 2018, with the KAI and HBD Construction team serving as the general contractor. The project was completed in April 2019.
Watch a video of the completed project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8WJ11ZDgVM
About KAI Enterprises
KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For nearly 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.