The Chester County Hospital and Health System in Pennsylvania, US, is building a three-storey patient care tower to accommodate emergency admissions and enhance cancer treatment at the facility.
The 93,000ft² tower will have 72 private patient rooms and a linear accelerator, which uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving subatomic particles creating high-energy radiation to treat cancer.
Chester County Hospital and Health System president and CEO Michael Duncan said that at the core of the project is the need for more beds and specifically for private rooms.
"The plan we created addresses that primary need. In fact, the building plans - referred to internally as the Tower Project - are designed to accommodate 72 private patient rooms in total or 24 rooms each on three new levels," Duncan added.
The Chester County Hospital and Health System includes a 220-bed complex in West Chester and satellite locations in Exton, Lionville, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville and Kennett Square.
Ballinger architectural firm has been chosen for the $45.2 million project, which is already underway and is scheduled for completion in 18 months. LF Driscoll Co has been awarded the construction management contract.