8 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

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

1. Kaiser Permanente opens 11th CareClinic in Washington
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente opened a CareClinic at a Bartell Drugs pharmacy in Des Moines, Wash.

2. Memorial Hermann to open new hospital March 31
Houston-based Memorial Hermann will open an 81-bed hospital in Cypress, Texas, March 31, according to Community Impact Newspaper.

3. Rapid City Regional Health to build $55M orthopedic hospital, sports medicine facility
Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Health will build a $55 million orthopedic hospital and sports medicine center next to its competitor, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center, KOTA Territory News reports.

4. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center plans expansion
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center plans to expand its main campus by an additional 625,000 square feet, according to a WCPO report. 

5. Portsmouth Regional Hospital doubles number of psychiatric beds
Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital, which houses a 30-bed behavioral health unit, temporarily doubled the number of its involuntary inpatient beds to decrease wait times for mental health patients. 

6. St. Joseph's Health opens clinic dedicated to heartburn
Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Health has opened The Heartburn Center at St. Joseph's, the region's first dedicated and comprehensive heartburn treatment center.

7. Southcoast Health to expand ED, inpatient capacity at Tobey Hospital
New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health will expand an emergency department and private inpatient rooms at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, Mass.

8. Norton Healthcare to invest $78M in children's hospital expansion
Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare will invest $78.3 million into several expansion projects at Norton Children's Hospital, according to WDRB.

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