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.