8 hospital expansions, renovations costing at least $1B so far this year

So far in 2017, eight hospitals and health systems announced or unveiled facility expansions and renovations with price tags of $1 billion or more.

They are listed below, from highest price to lowest.

1. Scripps Health to launch $2.6B expansion
San Diego-based Scripps Health announced in November its plan to embark on a $2.6 billion expansion — the largest construction project in the organization's 125-year history.

2. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center proposes $2B expansion, 840-bed tower
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.

3. UPMC to invest $2 billion in 3 digitally-centered specialty hospitals
After announcing in August a commitment of $900 million toward capital projects in 2018, Pittsburgh-based UPMC will invest an additional $2 billion to build three digitally-centered specialty hospitals.  

4. 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. In addition to its $100 million capital investment, hospital planners are eying up to $1.5 billion of facility expansions and renovations across the health system. 

5. Penn Medicine plans $1.5B patient tower
Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania Health System disclosed plans in early May to build a 17-story, $1.5 billion patient tower.

6. Virtua moves closer to building $1B hospital: 5 things to know
Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health received approval in April from a state health planning board to pursue its proposed $1 billion hospital complex in Westampton, N.J.

7. 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.

8. Maricopa Medical Center to undergo $1B makeover
Officials at Phoenix-based Maricopa Integrated Health System, which oversees Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, in March selected a construction firm to manage the $1 billion project that will replace the medical center.

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University of Maryland Medical System breaks ground on $543M hospital

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