Cooper University Health Care, along with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, has announced a new $2bn expansion project in Camden, New Jersey.

Claimed to be the largest investment in Camden County’s history, the expansion project will involve construction of three new clinical towers that will add over 100 new private rooms.

The facilities, which will be environmentally sustainable, will include emerging technologies and innovations for providing advanced care and support.

The investment will also see expansion of education and teaching space at the academic health system in South Jersey.

Upon completion, the expansion project will expand the Camden campus of academic health system to meet the current and future expected demand at Cooper University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said: “Camden has seen a dramatic transformation in recent years as many state and local partners have worked together to improve the city, and Cooper has played an integral role in those efforts.

“By supporting public safety, educational opportunities, and job creation in addition to providing quality medical care, Cooper has taken a holistic and meaningful approach to strengthening the health of the community it serves.”

The latest announcement builds upon over $3.5bn investment from private and not-for-profit employers and developers.

Cooper health includes Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, three urgent care centres, and over 100 outpatient offices in South Jersey.

It has over 8,900 employees, including more than 850 physicians, 1,600 nurses, and 450 advanced practice providers practicing in over 75 specialties.