For the first time in 15 years, Washington, D.C. will undergo a major hospital expansion that is expected to cost up to
$400 million $560 million. First reported by Washington Business Journal, the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital recently began the process of bringing the hospital building to the school's campus after years of complaining about too little space. The hospital made a request for the building last July with hopes for a new building that will be more modern and with a new medical pavilion to house surgical, critical care and emergency departments as well as administrative functions. Washington Business Journal reported that the building will be located on a site near the hospital facility on Reservoir Road NW, which currently houses a parking lot. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 with a delivery by 2020.
[UPDATE: The medical pavilion will span 477,000-square-feet and will house a new emergency department with operating rooms, intensive care beds, and advanced imaging services, as reported by Washington Business Journal.]
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