Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

SSM Makes Good on First Promise as Owners of SLU Hospital

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

SSM Makes Good on First Promise as Owners of SLU Hospital

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On Tuesday, St. Louis University Hospital will open a new $12 million building on campus, the hospital's first major capital project in 31 years.

For SLU, the building also represents the beginning of major renovations at the campus that will soon include replacing the current hospital, a project slated to start this fall.

The 9,000-square-foot building, which will be used for radiation oncology, also alleviates the long-simmering frustrations of physicians and staff who wanted the hospital's previous owner, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, to make major investments during its 17-year ownership period.

"It has been a nice visible reminder for physicians and staff that it is a new era," Kate Becker, president of St. Louis University Hospital, said of the new Center for Radiation Medicine.

Creve Coeur-based SSM Health acquired the St. Louis University Hospital in 2015 and quickly announced plans to invest $500 million in the campus.

It will replace the current hospital and build an outpatient center. …

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