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University of Missouri Health Care unveils $190 million addition designed by St. Louis' HOK

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University of Missouri Health Care has opened its largest expansion ever for University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

University of Missouri Health Care has opened its largest expansion ever for University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Designed by St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK the $190 million addition includes a new patient-care tower and a replacement facility for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a center that previously ranked as the oldest cancer center west of the Mississippi River.

The 310,500-square-foot addition is seeking LEED Silver certification.

The eight-story tower includes 90 private rooms, a 7,000-square-foot inpatient pharmacy, six operating rooms, 25 pre-procedure rooms and a nearly 1,800-square-foot lounge for families of patients undergoing surgery.