The Fletcher Allen hospital has big plans for the future! From a new $85 million inpatient building to a $15.8 million Maternity Care unit and research lab and more, totaling over $120 million in capital improvements!
The biggest project in the works will be the construction of a four-story inpatient building next to the hospital's Emergency Department parking lot. Currently inpatient facilities are located in four separate buildings throughout the Medical center's campus. Fletcher Allen not only plans to consolidate current facilities but to also increase the number of private rooms. The combination of renovating its aging infrastructure along with the goal of privatizing approximately 90%, or 128 of its inpatient rooms, has led to the whopping $85 million in projected capital expenses. Of that bill, about$3.7 million will be used on "detailed planning and design work" and is waiting final approval from the board.
The second project on the hospital's hit-list will be the construction of a new $15.8 million dollar Maternity Care unit. The new facility will not only feature increased square footage and more private rooms but also be located closer to the Birthing Center on the Medical Center's Campus. Breaking new ground of the Maternity building will sometime next year.
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