COLUMBIA, Mo.—The University of Missouri Health System recently opened a $190 million expansion to University Hospital. The 310,500-square-foot addition includes a 100,000-square-foot replacement for its Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on two of the towers' eight floors. The building has 90 private patient rooms, six operating rooms, 25 pre-procedure rooms and 18 post-procedure rooms. The building also houses a 7,000-square-foot pharmacy. Plans call for six additional operating rooms for the future. Officials have applied for LEED Silver certification for the hospital, which includes 596 window panels for natural light and three green roofs. The system broke ground on the project in 2009, upgrading a facility that opened in 1956, and financed the work with a mix of operating reserves, tax-exempt bonds and philanthropy.