Nursing

New Pennsylvania facility may carry $700M price tag

Nurse Leader Insider, August 24, 2007

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A Pennsylvania hospital is building a new institution on a 10-acre plot, with costs to possibly exceed $700 million, the Associated Press reports.

The new Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, will include an 800-space parking garage for staff members, as well as a fitness center and on-site day care. Hospital officials have proposed bringing the total number of beds to 300, which would bring the cost to $625 million. This would be in addition to the $80 million it cost to buy the property that used to be home to the St. Francis Medical Center.

Project supporters say that modern amenities are needed to meet the needs of hospital workers, patients, and families. The hospital design, which is focused around natural light and bright colors, includes a glass atrium that allows for panoramic views, as well as an outdoor garden.

Sources: The Associated Press, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



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