5 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

Five hospitals and health systems have announced, advanced or completed capital projects this week, as reported on by Becker's.

1. UChicago to build freestanding $633M cancer center, city's first
The University of Chicago Medicine is planning a $633 million freestanding clinical cancer center, which will be the city's first and will span 500,000 square feet on its campus on the South Side.

2. Advocate Aurora opens 198,000-square-foot hospital
Advocate Aurora Health opened its new 60-bed hospital campus Feb.1 in Mount Pleasant, Wis.

3. Froedtert, MCW open acute-care community hospital
Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin opened an acute-care community hospital Jan. 31 called Froedtert Community Hospital-Oak Creek (Wis.). 

4. USDA to invest $360M for 200-bed rural Alabama hospital
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will give $360 million to the Medical West Hospital Authority to build a 200-bed hospital in rural Alabama.

5. $3.8B UC Davis hospital gets green light despite concerns
Expansion plans for Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Medical Center have been approved by a committee of the University of California Board of Regents after the university agreed to include support for underserved populations in the community, Sacramento Business Journal reported Jan. 30. 

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