8 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

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

1. University Hospital gets greenlight to expand ED
The Georgia Department of Community Health recently approved an emergency department expansion project at Augusta-based University Hospital, reports North Augusta Star.

2. Ohio county votes to close century-old hospital
Voters in an Ohio suburb just outside of Cuyahoga County voted to shutter Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital and replace it with a Cleveland Clinic family health center and emergency department, according to The Plain Dealer.

3. Plaza Medical Center to build $64M ED
Fort Worth, Texas-based Plaza Medical Center will construct a $64 million facility, nearly doubling its emergency and intensive care capacity to meet increasing demand, reports Star-Telegram

4. Miami Valley Hospital South in Ohio proposes $60M expansion
Centerville, Ohio-based Miami Valley Hospital South will invest $60 million in a spine and joint center expansion, reports ABC 22.

5. St. Luke's Health System plans microhospitals: 4 things to know
St. Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., unveiled plans to build at least four microhospitals in Kansas, according to The Kansas City Star.

6. Thousands get first look at University of Iowa's $360M children's hospital
Iowa City-based University of Iowa Children's Hospital opened doors to its new 14-story complex for thousands to tour before its Dec. 10 opening, reports The Gazette.

7. Valley Children's Hospital plans $25M satellite medical clinic
Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, Calif., is planning a $25 million satellite medical clinic that will offer specialty care to children in Modesto, Calif., according to the Manteca Bulletin.

8. Salem Hospital cuts expansion plans by $33M
Salem (Mass.) Hospital plans to limit its proposed $240 million expansion by $33 million due to financial losses from its partner company Boston-based Partners HealthCare, reports Gloucester Times.

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