16 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

Several hospital construction projects recently have been completed, announced or advanced. Becker's has reported on these 16 since May 10.

1. Maine hospital breaks ground
Northern Light Blue Hill (Maine) Hospital broke ground May 26 on a new facility that will have a full-service emergency department, CBS affiliate WABI 5 reported.

2. Sharp HealthCare launches $2B construction project
San Diego, Calif.-based Sharp HealthCare kicked off its $2 billion capital improvement plan with its May 26 groundbreaking for Sharp Memorial Hospital's Cushman Emergency and Trauma Center.

3. Penn Highlands breaks ground on $70M hospital, medical office building
DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare has broken ground on a $70 million hospital and medical office building in State College, Pa.

4. BayCare Florida hospital opens $152M tower
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based St. Anthony's Hospital opened its $152 million patient tower that adds 90 private rooms, the Tampa Bay Times reported May 24.

5. HCA hospital in Florida kicks off project doubling ICU capacity this week
HCA Florida Poinciana (Fla.) Hospital will start on a $9.9 million expansion of its intensive care and medical/surgical units this week. 

6. Missouri hospital getting $77M expansion with help from USDA
Bolivar, Mo.-based Citizens Memorial Hospital is planning a $77 million expansion and upgrade that will be partially funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

7. UCSF receives board approval for $4.3B hospital
The University of California San Francisco received approval from the University of California's board of regents to build a $4.3 billion hospital at the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center in San Francisco.

8. Trinity Health System plans $12M neighborhood hospital in Ohio
Steubenville, Ohio-based Trinity Health System plans to build a $12 million hospital in St. Clairsville, Ohio, The Intelligencer reported May 19.

9. Advocate Aurora to build $74M Wisconsin hospital after COVID-19 delay
Advocate Aurora Health will start building a $74 million, 70,000-square-foot hospital this month. The hospital will expand a health center and be called Aurora Medical Center-Fond du Lac (Wis.), Fox 11 News reported May 16.

10. Mercy Health to build 241-bed hospital in Ohio
Mercy Health-Youngstown (Ohio) will build a 241-bed hospital and medical office complex next to Kent State University's Trumbull Campus in Warren, Ohio.

11. Cleveland Clinic to demolish historic theater to build neuro institute
Cleveland Clinic plans to tear down the former building of the Cleveland Play House to make space for a 1-million-square-foot neurological institute on the system's main campus.

12. UNC Health opens 80-bed tower
Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health opened its 107,000-square-foot patient tower, which includes 80 patient beds and six inpatient dialysis bays, at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough (N.C.) Campus.

13. Marshfield Clinic opens 12-bed Wisconsin hospital
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System opened its new hospital in Stevens Point, Wis., on May 13. 

14. Catholic Health breaks ground on $500M pavilion
Catholic Health broke ground May 12 on a $500 million patient care pavilion at its Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y.

15. Baptist Health plans inpatient hospital, outpatient community in Kentucky
Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is planning an inpatient hospital and outpatient healthcare community in Crestwood, Ky.

16. U of California-Davis starts demolition for $3B tower
Construction crews began demolishing temporary offices to build a nearly $3.8 billion tower at Sacramento-based University of California Davis Medical Center, the Sacramento Bee reported May 10.

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