Lehigh Valley breaks ground on new $27M hospital construction project

Construction started on the $27 million Lehigh Valley Hospital-Macungie project, which is slated to include a 22,194-square-foot hospital and a 10,182-square-foot office building, The Morning Call reported Dec. 5.

The "neighborhood hospital," located in Lower Macungie, Pa., will have 11 emergency beds and 10 inpatient beds. Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network projects the hospital to create 50 to 60 new jobs and the medical office to create 75 to 100.

Lehigh Valley Health Network CEO Brian Nester, DO, said at a press conference the health system plans to build more neighborhood hospitals, which he described as a middle ground between the system's urgent care clinics and larger acute-care hospitals. 

The complex is expected to be open by the end of 2023.

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