MultiCare Health Systems in the US has contracted Skanska for the final phase of construction management work for its Good Samaritan Hospital expansion in Puyallup.

The $71.4m final phase of the project will include a new 35,000m² nine-storey building with 80 individual patient rooms as well as emergency, surgery and imaging departments.

The project will also include a central utility plant and a 15,000m² parking area.

Construction work will begin immediately and is scheduled to be complete in late 2010.

The total cost of the project is $279m and Skanska started work on the first phases of the expansion project at the beginning of the year.