Ground will be broken this week on Grand Island Regional Hospital in Nebraska, a $110 million project that will encompass four stories and 174,000 square feet of space.
As the second hospital in Grand Island, the new facility will compete with nearby CHI Health St. Francis, which is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, the region's single largest healthcare system.
The new Grand Island Regional Hospital will include emergency care, labor and delivery, surgery, diagnostic imaging and endoscopy.
It will also pack a lot of amenities into its four stories: six emergency care rooms, five operating rooms, two endoscopy rooms, two radiology rooms, a post-anesthesia care unit, central sterile processing, a pharmacy, three delivery rooms, a C-section suite, two antepartum rooms and eight postpartum rooms.
Two floors of bed units will contain 32 rooms each. All of the patient rooms will be private and grouped in sets of eight, and a family lounge will be built at the end of each of those floors. Natural light and artwork will round out the aesthetics.
Construction is slated to be a fairly lengthy process; work is expected to wrap up in October 2019, and the facility will open its doors to patients in 2020.