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MU Health Care Plans for New Children’s Hospital

MU Health Care Plans for New Children’s Hospital



MU Health Care Plans for New Children’s Hospital




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University of Missouri Health Care leaders joined with MU and state leaders to break ground on a new tower that will house its new Children’s Hospital.


The new facility is set to open in the summer of 2024 on MU Health Care’s main hospital campus on the corner of Hitt and Lake streets.

Features of the building will include:

  • A dedicated kid-friendly entrance designed to make check-ins and appointment navigation easy and convenient
  • An ADA accessible shuttle to assist families to and from their vehicles
  • A warm environment with colors, murals and rounded corners designed to create a softer feel and put kids at ease during treatment
  • Interactive clinic areas with toys and furniture that are inclusive for those with special needs
  • Special outdoor areas for kids to play as well as flower gardens and additional spaces to relax
  • A nature-inspired interior with natural lighting to promote healing
  • Rooms with built-in flexibility to create a more convenient and seamless experience

The first phase happening in November involves moving pediatric services to the main campus, including emergency services, inpatient services and ICU, pediatric surgeries and the Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit. Women’s services, including the labor and delivery unit, and the NICU will move to main campus when the new tower opens in 2024.