Memorial Hospital is growing and will soon begin building 36 new private patient rooms on the fifth floor of its West tower, thanks to a $13 million expansion.
The 27,688 square-foot unit will house additional patient beds for medical/surgical patients, bringing Memorial Hospital's total number of licensed beds to 454. The five-floor West tower was built in 2009. Since then, the hospital has utilized four of the five floors for patients. The fifth floor was built as shell space, designed and designated for future expansion.
“We know there’s a high demand for our healthcare services as we’re regularly exceeding our capacity expectations,” said Chief Operating Officer Cory Darling. “Being able to accommodate more patients will allow us to continue to carry out our mission and provide high-quality, healthcare services to the people in our community who continually entrust us with their healthcare needs.”
Moreover, new jobs will be created to care for the additional number of patients.
Construction is scheduled to begin in April with the fifth floor tentatively scheduled to open by the end of the year. This project coincides with the hospital's current emergency room expansion project.
For more information, visit www.memorialhospitaljax.com/construction.