The officials of UPMC Hamot announced that they will start building the world-class hospital of $111 Million Patient Tower in Erie.
This construction is the largest project in the hospital’s 135-year history and the $111 million patient care tower helps to reduce the death rate and revolutionize healthcare industry in Erie. It will be capable to accommodate increasing patient volumes and stipulate for people’s services.
UPMC Hamot’s expansion is also known as Project 20/20. The seven-story, 177,000 square-foot building will be located at the site of the current professional building at 104 East Second Street between the main hospital and Magee-Women’s, UPMC Hamot.
The construction is scheduled to start on the new facility in early 2018 and is expected to finish by late 2020.
Approximately 64 ICU beds will be included in the $111 million patient tower and imaging department would be expanded along with central plant and shell space for the campus master plan. Offices in the professional building will be relocated and UPMC Hamot’s capital would be exceeded to $300 million in capital at the time of completion of the project.
UPMC Chautauqua WCA (previously known as WCA) in Jamestown, the hospital outside of Pennsylvania will join the UPMC network. The final approval of an adult kidney transplant program makes UPMC Hamot the only hospital in the region to perform transplants. On the other hand, UPMC Hamot also expanded its new OB/GYN services with the opening of its third Magee-Women’s Specialty Centre on West Ridge Road in December, 2016.
|Type||Patient Care Tower|
|Estimated Cost||$111 Million|
|Schedule||Expected to begin by early 2018|