New Patient Care Tower

University of Missouri Health Care

Columbia, Missouri


The University Hospital of the Missouri University Heath Care System (MUHC) had reached the end of its useful life, was undersized for future healthcare needs, and could not accommodate improved patient care and customer satisfaction. A three-phase program was developed to completely replace the hospital on the same site.

The new 300,000-square-foot patient care tower, currently under construction on the north side of University Hospital, will provide additional operating rooms, pre- and post-procedure rooms, private patient rooms, and a new facility for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

The first and second floors of the tower will house the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center outpatient services, including space for clinical services such as chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy, and cancer screening. The cancer center will also include spaces designed to give patients and visitors a comfortable healing environment. The third and fourth floors will house surgical services, including six state-of-the-art operating rooms and 25 pre- and post-procedure rooms, with future expansion space for another six operating rooms and 26 pre- and post-procedure rooms. The fifth, sixth, and seventh floors will house inpatient units with 90 total private patient rooms for patient-centered care, visitor lounges, and state-of-the-art facilities for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers.

Henneman Engineering has been working for MUHC since 2003 on this program, and is responsible for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design.

Completion Date

Square Feet
300,000 square feet