The Chester County Hospital and Health System, West Chester, has announced plans to construct a new, three-floor patient care tower that will accommodate 72 private patient rooms and a linear accelerator. Ballinger architectural firm has been chosen for the $45.2 million project, which is already under way, and has an expected timeline of 18 months.


Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota's Bemidji facility recently broke ground on the new Sanford Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center. The two-story, 46,385-square-foot expansion to the northwest side of the hospital is expected to open in spring 2013. Kraus-Anderson Bemidji has been named the general contractor for the approximately $9 million construction project.


UC San Diego Health System officially broke ground on the $670 million Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla. The project involves the construction of a 10-story, 509,500-square-foot building and a separate 40,000-square-foot central plant, as well as the renovation of 65,000 square feet of the existing Thornton Hospital.

New York

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, recently broke ground on a new $14 million emergency department that will nearly double the size of its existing unit and bring state-of-the-art emergency services to individuals, families and businesses throughout the region. Designed to care for up to 40,000 patients a year, the 24,000-square-foot facility will include 25 private treatment rooms.