2012 will bring another expansion to Carolinas Medical Center-Union. The Monroe hospital announced Thursday, March 3 that it received conditional approval from the state’s Division of Health Service Regulation to build a new three story patient tower and add 25 acute care beds.
“Over the years, we have expanded and renovated our facilities, but never have we done anything of this magnitude in Union County,” CMC-Union president Michael Lutes said. “This expansion will allow us to improve the quality of care we provide and offer our patients the best service possible in a modern and comfortable environment.”
The project will total 109,700 square feet, serving as home to a new Women’s Center. Each patient suite in the new facility will have a TV, wireless access, a private bath and a family area.
Additionally, the state approved 25 new medical/surgical beds. When the project is completed, CMC-Union’s capacity will grow from its current total of 157 beds to 182. The project, which includes a new main entrance and expanded lobby, is estimated at $57 million and will be completed in 2015.