Oregon university planning $650M hospital expansion
Oregon – The board of directors at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) approved $650 million in funding to expand OHSU Hospital on Marquam Hill to serve as a high-acuity trauma facility and regional referral center for patients.
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Work on the five-year project will begin in spring 2022, with completion expected in 2026 on the site of the former OHSU School of Dentistry.
It will add 152 licensed inpatient medical and surgical beds and provide shelled space for an additional 32 beds.
The net total of 184 new inpatient beds will increase hospital capacity by about a third. The project also will increase the number of adult inpatient operating rooms from 25 to 31.
Funding will allow for the inpatient hospital bed expansion, an additional 26,000 square feet for operating rooms, and possible improvements to labor and delivery as well as intensive care services for infants later this fiscal year.
In 2019, the OHSU board approved funding to design an OHSU Hospital expansion, but the project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.