Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) have opened a new pediatric medical center — St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center — at Interstate 64/Highway 40 and Mason Road in west St. Louis County.
The Specialty Care Center, at 13001 North Outer 40 in Town and Country, welcomed its first patients Tuesday, June 2. The center is co-owned and co-operated by the School of Medicine and SLCH.
“Our families and referring physicians have told us that having the ability to access the expertise of Washington University Physicians in a child-friendly, more convenient environment is important to them,” said Jeannette St. Aubin, executive director of practice development for the university’s faculty practice plan. “We have planned this facility to meet those needs, and we are very excited to welcome our patients and families to the Specialty Care Center.”
The 141,000-square-foot building includes medical office space for pediatric and surgical subspecialists, as well as areas designated for outpatient surgery, therapy, lab and imaging services, and other pediatric-specific services.
Visit this site for a list of what is available at the new center.
“Our goal is to make sure we build from the very beginning a strong service culture that not only replicates what we have on the main campus, but even kicks it up a notch to really set a new standard of service for our families,” said Julie Bruns, SLCH’s director of the Specialty Care Center.
David Leonard, MD, a Washington University pediatric otolaryngologist and surgical co-director of the Specialty Care Center, explained that the new facility has the same School of Medicine faculty as at SLCH and many of the same services. “The only limitation we have is not being able to care for the most critically ill children as we do on the main campus,” he said. “Otherwise, we offer the same outpatient procedures by the same people.”
The Specialty Care Center is a reflection of a long-standing partnership between Washington University and SLCH.
“We are so excited to welcome guests to this new facility,” said Joan Magruder, SLCH president. “While the address is different, our goal is to deliver patient-centric, high-quality care that will differentiate Children’s and the School of Medicine in the community.”