8 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

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

1. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center proposes 840-bed hospital tower, eyes $2B expansion
Columbus-based Ohio State University is planning to construct a new hospital tower and ambulatory center at its Wexner Medical Center, which is projected to cost more than $2 billion.

2. Mission Health gears up $46M hospital
Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health unveiled parts of its new McDowell Hospital in Marion, N.C.

3. Hurricane damage forces Florida hospital to rebuild
Fishermen's Community Hospital in Marathon, Fla., hasn't reopened since sustaining significant damage during Hurricane Irma in September, and it's unclear how long the hospital will remain closed.

4. World's only flying eye hospital gets an upgrade
Nonprofit ophthalmology organization Orbis International has converted a Boeing MD-10 into the world's only flying eye hospital.

5. Erlanger Health System invests in $100M expansion, eyes even bigger plans
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System and its partners are investing $100 million — the largest capital investment in the health system's 128-year history — to construct new facilities at four different sites.

6. Minneapolis hospital invests in $225M ambulatory outpatient center
Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis is finishing a $225 million ambulatory outpatient specialty center.

7. CHS invests $100M in 400 projects at Lutheran Health Network
Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network Regional President and CEO Mike Poore said the system's parent company, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, will have invested $100 million in projects at LHN by the end of 2017.

8. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta unveils plan for $1B campus
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is planning a $1 billion project to replace its Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children with a larger medical campus in North Druid Hills, Ga.

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Washington approves CHI Franciscan Health's $500M replacement hospital

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