6th Mar


Country-Wide Hospital Construction Explodes


Hospital Construction

Hospital construction

Hospital construction across the country is increasing at an incredible rate to meet growing demands, as well as update to the latest in medical technology.

An assessment covering the population and hospital needs, projected over the next ten years, New Jersey’s Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has set in motion an expansion project estimated at $90,000,000.  According to NorthJersey.com, this expansion should be completed during the winter of 2016.  The project will include an updated entrance, family birthing center, and a cancer wellness and therapy center.

In this part of New Jersey, the population is aging more rapidly, as opposed to growing like the rest of the US.  Populations over sixty-five are ten times more likely to get cancer.

Much like other New Jersey hospitals which are planning expansion and remodels, outpatient service demand is projected to increase by eighty percent over the next decade.

Due to the change in nature of healthcare, there is more demand for outpatient settings, emergency departments and birth centers, as opposed to the declining demand for inpatient hospital beds.

A similar situation has arisen in Ohio, where many hospitals are also undergoing renovation.  This is mainly due to an increasing population, higher service demand, advanced medical equipment and demand for higher patient satisfaction.

In order to increase patient satisfaction this hospital facelift will include a concierge desk upon entering the newly remodeled entrance, a coffee shop, and a forty-foot stone fireplace to give patients a feeling of warmth, comfort and compassion.  The new patient tower will house an integrated cardiovascular center and sixty new beds.

Kansas City is joining the hospital renovation movement as well.  A $250,000,000 expansion project at the University of Kansas Hospital will include the addition of a 92 bed facility surgical oncology patients and neuroscience.  Funds are still being raised for the project, so there is no expected completion date as of now.  But when complete, it will open positions for an additional 100 new doctors as well as 600 new patient care jobs.

For years the University of Kansas Hospital has been making improvements.  In the past four years, $236 million has been invested in renovations, new facilities as well as a new apartment addition.

Tennessee Children’s Hospital is following suit, announcing a $75 million expansion plan.  Located across the street from the current location, this 5 story addition will include a perioperative surgery center, a new 44 bed/private room neonatal intensive care unit, upgraded family areas and two levels of parking.

In Portland, Oregon, work has just begun at Maine Medical Center.  This $40 million, 300,000 square foot addition will include twenty perioperative rooms, as well as five new operating rooms.

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