Focus on efficiency at new Shriners Hospital facility

A sign offers a preview of the new St. Louis Shriners Hospital during the construction phase of the facility. | Courtesy of Paul Sableman/Flickr
A sign offers a preview of the new St. Louis Shriners Hospital facility during its construction. | Courtesy of Paul Sableman/Flickr

Shriners Hospital will open its new $50 million facility in St. Louis on June 1, reducing the size of its building and staff as the hospital seeks to be a better steward of the money provided to it.

The hospital recently reduced its staff about 20 percent, to 139 employees from 173. The job cuts were mostly on the administrative side, and no direct clinical positions were affected.

The new facility, located in St. Louis, occupies 90,000 square feet, compared to Shriners’ old, 182,000-square foot facility in Frontenac.

A hospital spokeswoman said those are part of an effort to reduce costs for Shriners, a nonprofit hospital that provides mostly free care to patients.

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