University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, plans to add a $400 million second inpatient tower. The new building, slated to open in 2013, will add 144 staffed inpatient beds to the hospital's current capacity of 407, and will include space for another 120 to 144 beds. The hospital also is in the midst of a $67 million project to implement an integrated, patient-centered electronic medical record across all of its clinical areas.

New Jersey

Chilton Memorial Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J., kicked off the renovation and expansion of its comprehensive breast center in April. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.


The Connecticut Senate approved a $362 million measure that will fund, among other things, a new patient tower for John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington. The number of inpatient beds would increase from 230 to 234. The bill also calls for transferring 40 neonatal intensive care unit beds to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.


Scott & White Healthcare will convert King's Daughters Hospital into a regional children's hospital in Temple, Texas. HKS Architects will lead design efforts. The new children's hospital will feature 48 private pediatric inpatient rooms, 16 private pediatric intensive care rooms, newly renovated surgical suites, a new 12-bed pediatric emergency department and broad-based lab services. The renovation is slated to begin in September with completion by fall 2011.