Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Longview Regional Medical Center plans big summer expansion
Planned expansion will nearly double the size of Longview Regional.
LONGVIEW Longview Regional Medical Center officials announced today that a major expansion of the hospital's facilities will get underway with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, June 21 with actual construction to begin in July.
Current design supports a 230-bed hospital with all acute care private rooms, and a new three story vertical tower as well as a vertical expansion of the existing tower creating a new third and fourth floor. Once completed, this expansion will nearly double the size of Longview Regional.
Among the areas slated for expansion are surgery operating rooms, intensive care unit, labor and delivery, neonatel intensive care, and oncology.
Additional plans include a new medical office building for physician and added campus parking.
“We are so proud to formally announce this significant capital project to the public,” said Jim Kendrick, CEO of Longview Regional Medical Center. “This new facility supports our community’s growth, patients’ needs and physician partnerships and we believe it is an important step in enhancing our patients’ experience with us and continuing to deliver a higher level of personalized care.”
“This expansion is a major step forward in the history of this hospital,” said Robert Wheeler, M.D., Diagnostic Clinic of Longview President. “This project will provide much needed space to accommodate the growth of this hospital as well as continue to allow for greater integration in the delivery of care for our patients from an office visit to hospitalization and through recovery.”