Hospital Upgrades
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Pennhighlands Healthcare officials announced a new $111 million expansion project for several of its facilities Friday. The project is expected to create around 400 jobs in the region. "Providing our communities with access to high quality care and services is a driving factor in our investment in our facilities and infrastructure," a release stated. expansion includes: 1. Penn Highlands DuBois East Campus Behavioral Health Hospital expansion of the current facility to create a 126-bed campus 2. Penn Highlands DuBois Emergency Department/Patient Tower creation of a Level III trauma center with 30 Emergency Department bays, a 12 bed Observation and Clinical Decision Unit and a four bay Vertical Care area 3. Penn Highlands DuBois West Wing Annex construction of five stories plus a basement to make way for the new Emergency Department at Penn Highlands DuBois 4. Penn Highlands Healthcare Center of Excellence a new three-story hub for orthopedics, pediatrics and women's health 5. Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital Renovations renovation of the current Emergency Department and reorientation of the hospital entrance 6. Brookville Medical Office Building a three story building housing primary and speciality care super clinics 7. Pinecrest Manor renovation of resident rooms/bathrooms bathing facilities, hallways, solariums, multipurpose rooms and the resident dining room at the 138 bed skilled nursing facility 8. Clarion Outpatient Facility a new two story building housing a QCare walk-in clinic, primary and speciality care super clinics and virtual care Officials said the expansion will see roughly 100 physicians added along with 300 professional staff members in the nursing and support services field.