Greg Mohler to Retire as Planning, Design and Construction Vice President
Kathy Bretsch
/ Categories: Campus Renewal Refresh
Sep 2023

Greg Mohler to Retire as Planning, Design and Construction Vice President

MIke Hayes to Succeed Him

August 2023 - Greg Mohler, BJC vice president of Planning, Design and Construction (PD&C), has announced plans to retire in April 2024.

Former BJC PD&C employee Michael Hayes has returned to the organization to succeed Mohler.

During his 35 years with BJC, Mohler led several high-profile projects, including the financial stewardship and management of the Campus Renewal Project, where he closed out Phases 1 and 2. He has also established the design and project delivery method for Phases 3 and 4 — a seven-year project that includes construction of a new heart and vascular bed tower, a new pedestrian bridge over Barnes-Jewish Plaza and a new hospital lobby and entrance.

In 2013, Mohler helped establish the PD&C diversity and inclusion program, focused on increasing diversity in the department’s employee base and pool of design firms, as well as increasing the diversity of construction companies and augmenting contract awards to minority-owned and women-owned companies on BJC projects.

He also helped to develop the vision of a consolidated facilities structure that optimizes operations across BJC for efficiency and cost savings. The new structure included reorganizing the PD&C team for greater efficiency with fewer project hand-offs.

During the past 11 years as PD&C vice president, Mohler has led more than 1,100 projects, leaving a lasting mark on BJC.

Hayes is returning to BJC from a position at PARIC Corp., where he oversaw the health care construction market portfolio, leading project teams for health care-specific projects ranging from renovations to hospital additions.

Prior to that role, Hayes spent 10 years at BJC leading high-profile construction projects including medical equipment replacements, operating room renovations and lab and pharmacy buildouts. He was also the key lead for the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital replacement project.

Hayes also serves as a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the Project Management Institute, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Development Board and the Missouri University of Science and Technology MO-CCI Board. He is a certified healthcare constructor (CHC) and has earned project management professional (PMP) certification.

Hayes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

Mohler and Hayes will work together to transition responsibilities over the coming months and ensure continuity in leadership and implementation of construction projects.