11 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

Several hospital construction projects recently have been completed, announced or advanced. Becker's has reported on these 11 since May 4.

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Mercy Health, Kindred to build rehab hospital in Ohio
Mercy Health-Youngstown (Ohio) and Kindred Rehabilitation Services, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, have formed a joint venture to build Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital.

6. 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.

7. ThedaCare breaks ground on $100M hospital modernization project
Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare broke ground on its $100 million hospital modernization project for ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, which will double the size of the current emergency department.

8. Ascension St. Vincent to build hospital next to Purdue University
Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent is planning a neighborhood hospital to provide inpatient and emergency care next to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Ind.

9. Mayo Clinic breaks ground on $155M Minnesota hospital expansion
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System broke ground May 5 on its $155 million hospital expansion project in Mankato, Minn., a spokesperson for the system confirmed to Becker's.

10. Mass General Brigham gets green light for $2B in capital improvements
Boston-based Mass General Brigham received approval from state regulators to move ahead with a more than $2 billion expansion plan at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, WBUR reported May 4.

11. $114M Texas replacement hospital will be twice as big, require no financing
Reeves County Hospital in Pecos, Texas, is planning a $114 million replacement facility that will double its size, the Odessa American reported May 3. And will be paid for in cash.

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