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Siteman Cancer Center opens expanded St. Charles County facility

Coordinated care allows a patient’s treatment plan to be determined in one visit

by James GoodwinApril 28, 2017

CORE10 Architecture

Siteman Cancer Center will open its newly expanded and renovated outpatient facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Charles County on May 1.

The expansion nearly doubles the facility’s size, to 37,000 square feet. With the larger capacity, additional physicians will be available to see patients in newly added exam and treatment rooms.

The facility offers access to the same advanced treatments, including more than 500 clinical trials, available at Siteman’s other satellite locations in the region and on the Washington University Medical Campus at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

“Recognized among the best cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Siteman Cancer Center offers highly advanced care,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Siteman’s director and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Our patients deserve the best, and with additional Washington University physicians and new facilities, we can continue providing exceptional care closer to where patients live.”

The multidisciplinary, coordinated care provided by Washington University radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgeons at Siteman-St. Peters helps to ensure that patients can see as many as three physicians in one visit. This team approach also means a patient’s treatment plan can be determined in one visit with a team of nationally recognized cancer specialists.

Located near Mexico and Jungermann roads on the campus of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the newly expanded facility provides:

  • Five medical oncologists to serve patients, up from three.
  • An increase in medical oncology exam rooms to 16, from eight.
  • An increase in chemotherapy infusion chairs to 32, from 11.
  • 28 chemotherapy infusion bays and four private infusion rooms.
  • An increase in radiation oncology rooms to seven, from four.
  • Two state-of-the-art linear accelerators with a wide range of treatment capabilities, including stereotactic body radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery, which deliver precisely targeted radiation to tumors in the body or brain.
  • More space for Washington University surgeons to consult with patients.

“At Siteman-St. Peters, we offer our patients nationally recognized care in a community hospital setting,” said John DiPersio, MD, PhD, Siteman’s deputy director and the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine. “With access to hundreds of clinical trials, advanced technology and world-class care, patients don’t have to choose between the two.”

With the unique needs of cancer patients in mind, planners at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital defined several guiding principles for the facility’s design and expansion, striving to provide an atmosphere that promotes trust, instills calm, conveys respect, ensures quality and offers inspiration.

“Patients don’t need to choose between world-class care and the comfort and convenience of a community hospital setting,” said Chris Watts, president of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. “With this new and expanded facility, residents of St. Charles County and the region can have both.”

Ravi Vij, MD, is medical oncology director and Lannis Hall, MD, is director of radiation oncology at the St. Peters facility. Kelly Tschannen is nurse manager and Diane Foglesong is radiation oncology manager.

CORE10 Architecture and Christner Inc. were the external and interior architects, respectively, for the $13.1 million project. Pillar Design Group Inc. and Glasper Professional Services Inc. were the structural and civil engineers, respectively. William Tao & Associates handled mechanical, electric, plumbing and fire engineering. Kadean Construction Co. managed construction. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, part of BJC HealthCare, contributed $10.6 million to the expansion, with the School of Medicine providing the additional funds.

The facility’s address is 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters, MO 63376 (map). For more information about the new location, visit its website.

Siteman’s other locations are:

  • Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, where Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Parkview Tower now under construction will include private, inpatient rooms for Siteman patients.
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur.
  • Siteman Cancer Center-South County, near Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road.

To schedule an appointment at any Siteman facility, call 314-747-7222 or 800-600-3606 toll-free from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or visit siteman.wustl.edu.

Washington University School of Medicine‘s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked seventh in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Siteman Cancer Center, ranked among the top cancer treatment centers by U.S. News & World Report, also is one of only a few cancer centers in the U.S. to receive the highest rating of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Comprising the cancer research, prevention and treatment programs of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Siteman is Missouri’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the state’s only member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.​​

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, both BJC HealthCare facilities, provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services that serve the larger St. Charles Community. Services at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters include the Siteman Cancer Center, the Breast Health and Women’s Center, the Cardiology Center and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center. Services at Progress West include general surgery, disease management and prevention, comprehensive women’s services and a pediatric emergency department in partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.