Chester County Hospital is on schedule to debut its largest-ever expansion sometime next year, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
The expansion will add 250,000 square feet that will feature a state-of-the-art procedural platform. This will include a new main entrance, 15 operating room suites, and a 99-bed patient tower. The emergency department will also be expanded.
Renovations to the existing emergency department are already taking place and will continue through 2021. This includes adding trauma bays, expanded waiting space, enhanced security features, and several specialized exam rooms.
The project is also characterized by its environmental sensitivity. The design of the expansion was made with the goal of achieving LEED Silver certification, which recognizes excellence in green building.
“In terms of the construction, we’re employing some measures to maximize the use of a range of recycled material, from the steel to ceiling tiles to the furniture,” said Larry Bell, senior project manager for the expansion and renovation.
The expansion will also add a large rooftop garden, the hospital’s second. This will be positioned so it can be seen from some of the new inpatient facilities.
Read more about Chester County Hospital in the Daily Local News here.