10 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions


The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities. 

1. New $253M St. Elizabeth's Hospital to open in November
A $253 million hospital that will replace the current St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Bellville, Ill., is under construction in O'Fallon, Ill., reports the Belleville News-Democrat.

2. Arkansas hospital to open after-hours clinic
Magnolia (Ark.) Regional Medical Center plans to open an after-hours clinic where patients can be seen for conditions that do not require emergency treatment, according to a report on magnoliareporter.com.

3. Seton Healthcare Family to construct new medical campus
Austin, Texas-based Seton Healthcare Family, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, plans to build a new medical campus in Bastrop, Texas.

4. Despite MD Anderson's financial woes, construction of first freestanding clinic continues
Construction continues on Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center's first freestanding clinic, despite its unprecedented financial troubles and the recent resignation of President Ronald DePinho, MD, according to the Houston Chronicle.

5. NYU Langone to repurpose closed job center
NYU Langone Health System in New York City plans to convert a former job center into medical offices, according to a report on brooklyndaily.com.

6. UPMC plans for new hospital move forward
Pittsburgh-based UPMC is one step closer to building a new hospital in Pennsylvania's South Fayette Township, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

7. Broadlawns Medical Center to open $22M addition
Des Moines, Iowa-based Broadlawns Medical Center opened its $22 million Broadlawns Medical Plaza on March 27, The Des Moines Register reports. 

8. UPMC Altoona opens medical group complex
UPMC Altoona (Pa.) will open its 90,000-square-foot Logan Medical Building in Blair County, WTAJ reports.

9. Florida college lobbies hospital district for funds to build health science center
College of Central Florida in Ocala is asking the Marion County Hospital District to help it fund construction of a health science center, according to a Star-Banner report.

10. Kaiser releases plans for California medical school
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente revealed plans to replace a former office building and parking lot in Pasadena, Calif., with an 80,000-square-foot medical school, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

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