7 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

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

1. NorthShore to open 50 new immediate care centers
Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System plans to spend $50 million to $60 million to open 50 immediate care centers.

2. Idaho Falls to get 88-bed community hospital after public outcry
A community's outcry for more choices in emergency and inpatient care is bringing a new 88-bed hospital and emergency room to Idaho Falls next year.

3. Bon Secours edges out Sentara Health to expand in Virginia city
Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System edged out Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare in a race to expand hospital services in northern Suffolk (Va.). State officials approved Bon Secours Health System's proposal to build a two-story, 76,000-square-foot addition that will house 18 beds and four operating rooms at its Harbour View campus.

4. Hackensack University Medical Center to break ground on $714M expansion next year
Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center is on track to begin its $714 million expansion in the first quarter of 2019.

5. City approves part of UPMC's $2B expansion plan
The Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved on Oct. 23 UPMC's plan to build a vision and rehabilitation hospital in Pittsburgh as part of the system's $2 billion expansion.

6. Torrance Memorial opens $40M pediatric unit
Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center opened its $40 million Pat and Ellen Theodora Pediatric and Young Adult Pavilion Oct. 23.

7. New York hospital receives $8M grant to build HIV center
New York City-based Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center will receive almost $8 million in federal grants to build a HIV center, according to News 12 Brooklyn. 

More articles on facilities management:
Bon Secours edges out Sentara Health to expand in Virginia city
Hackensack University Medical Center to break ground on $714M expansion next year
Torrance Memorial opens $40M pediatric unit

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