Memorial employees broke ground today, May 14, on the front lawn of the medical center to launch our historic expansion project, Advancing Care by Design, which will transform both interior and exterior features on the campus.
A quick look at the numbers tied to the expansion includes:
- 3 new patient floors, which will accommodate a total of 114 private rooms designed with specific “zones” for the patient, family members and nursing staff to optimize care giving;
- 6 new operating rooms, for a total of 23, in our soon-to-be-expanded lower-level Surgery Center;
- 2 additional lanes of traffic in our main drive, for a new total of 3, to improve flow of traffic;
- 1 new Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation, a three-floor building that will enhance learning and training opportunities for Memorial employees as well as our medical partners.
Early stages of construction are under way, with work expected to ramp up significantly within the coming weeks. In the video below, our leaders and physician partners explain what this expansion means for our patients, guests, employees and the community and how committed Memorial is to advancing care – by design.