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RALEIGH, N.C.— WakeMed Health & Hos­pi­tals, Raleigh, held a ground­break­ing cer­e­mony this month for its $62 mil­lion, 61-bed hos­pi­tal on the north side of Raleigh, ac­cord­ing to WakeMed. WakeMed North Hos­pi­tal is be­ing built on a site that fea­tures a free­stand­ing am­bu­la­tory cen­ter with an emer­gency depart­ment and op­er­at­ing rooms. The hos­pi­tal is a 90,000square-foot ad­di­tion to the am­bu­la­tory build­ing and is ex­pected to open in 2014. Ini­tially, the hos­pi­tal will fo­cus on women’s ser­vices, but WakeMed ex­pects to ex­pand the hos­pi­tal into a full-ser­vice acute-care fa­cil­ity, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. TULSA, Okla.— St. Fran­cis Health Sys­tem an­nounced it planned to build a $200 mil­lion pa­tient tower and trauma emer­gency cen­ter at St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal. Con­struc­tion on the eight-story, 500,000-square-foot project was slated to be­gin this fall and be com­pleted by the sum­mer of 2014. The build­ing in­cludes ren­o­va­tion of 50,000 square feet of ex­ist­ing space. Among the fea­tures of the fa­cil­ity are a 150-bed pa­tient-care tower, an 85-bed trauma emer­gency cen­ter that in­cludes a pe­di­atric emer­gency cen­ter, a new main lobby that will con­nect all wings of the hos­pi­tal, a new chapel and con­vent, clin­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion rooms, and ad­min­is­tra­tive and physi­cian of­fice space. The trauma emer­gency cen­ter will fea­ture four trauma/re­sus­ci­ta­tion rooms, 12 acute/crit­i­cal-care rooms, 39 adult gen­eral medicine sta­tions, four triage sta­tions, one de­con­tam­i­na­tion room and the abil­ity to ex­pand to 114 clin­i­cal sta­tions dur­ing dis­as­ter events. Two he­li­pads also will be built. St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal is des­ig­nated as a

Con­struc­tion of the St. Fran­cis emer­gency cen­ter (ren­der­ing) is slated to be­gin this fall.

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