Lawrence Memorial Hospital plans $100M expansion

Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital plans to spend nearly $100 million on an expansion and renovation project, according to the Lawrence Journal World.

The project will include constructing a 200,000-square-foot, $64 million medical office building on the northwest side of Lawrence. In addition, LMH will spend another $30 million on renovations at existing facilities.

While the hospital announced plans to expand Wednesday, an integral part of the deal remains in negotiation. Hospital officials are still working to secure a vacant, commercially zoned 20-acre plot of land where the medical office would be built.  LMH's President and CEO Russ Johnson ensured the hospital's board that the land-deal delay is not concerning, according to the Lawrence Journal World.

"We are getting very close, but there are some elements that we are not going to rush through, and some elements that we are not going to give in on," Mr. Johnson said, according to the report. "It is not a concerning delay, at this point."

Details about the construction timeline have yet to be released.

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