11 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

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

1. Good Shepherd Health Care System breaks ground on $11M expansion
Hermiston, Ore.-based Good Shepherd Health Care System broke ground Aug. 9 on an $11 million expansion of its Women's Center, according to the Hermiston Herald.

2. Rezoning approved for $24M Erlanger behavioral health hospital
Rezoning of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System's $25 million behavioral health hospital was approved Aug. 9 by the Chattanooga city council, according to The Chattanoogan.

3. Waynesboro Hospital breaks ground on $6M expansion
Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital started a four-phase renovation project this month that includes technical additions and cosmetic updates to the 56-bed facility.

4. Mission Hospital $400M expansion larger than expected
Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital, part of Ashville-based Mission Health, will add more beds to its emergency room than previously planned, according to a WLOS report.

5. Arkansas Children's Hospital plans center for childhood obesity
The Arkansas Children's Research Institute revealed plans to build a childhood obesity research center using $9.4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, reports Arkansas Matters.

6. Hilton, Baptist Health plan 184-room hotel in Miami
Hilton Worldwide and Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida signed a franchise agreement to open a full service hotel on Baptist's main hospital campus in Miami.

7. Hawaii hospital to open ED by end of the year
Kapaau, Hawaii-based Kohala hospital's emergency department relocation and renovation project entered the inspection stage. Officials said the new ED will open by the end of the year, according to the Tribune Herald.

8. 3 things to know about Crystal Run Healthcare's new outpatient facility
Crystal Run Healthcare, a multi-specialty group medical practice based in Middletown, N.Y., opened its new outpatient facility in Clarkstown, N.Y., The Journal News reports.

9. St. Vincent HealthCare to open 3 stand-alone clinics in Florida
Jacksonville, Fla.-based St. Vincent's HealthCare, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension, is building three health centers in Jacksonville. 

10. City rejects UPMC's plan to renovate 100-year-old hospital
New Castle, Pa., city officials decided to withdraw from a project to renovate UPMC Jameson South Side, citing high costs as the main deterrent, according to the New Castle News.

11. Lakeland Health in Michigan plans $160M expansion
St. Joseph, Mich.-based Lakeland Health will expand its St. Joseph-based LakelandMedicalCenter in a $160 million project.

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