Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sierra Providence East Medical Center on January 8, 2013
Sierra Providence East Medical Center broke ground on a $67 million expansion, that will further the hospital’s mission to provide high-quality care to the eastside community. The ceremony took place Tuesday, January 8 at 2PM on site at Sierra Providence East Medical Center located at 3280 Joe Battle Boulevard on the corner of Edgemere.
The project includes the construction of a four-story tower and the expansion of the hospital’s existing patient tower and emergency department. The new four-story tower, “Tower Two”, will add 145,000 square feet that will include 30 surgical beds and 30 medical beds. The project also includes the addition of a 12-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit and will increase the emergency department capacity from 21 beds to 31 beds. The construction will also expand the cafeteria, add classrooms for community education and relocate the administrative offices.
Regional Tenet Healthcare guests, community & military partners, surrounding school district administrators and professionals, along with area business owners and city, state and federal political representatives have been invited and are encouraged to attend. Media interview opportunities with Sally Hurt, chief executive officer of Sierra Providence East Medical Center, will be available and an updated rendering for the hospital expansion will also be unveiled at the groundbreaking ceremony.
“We are excited to be expanding our hospital after only four years,” said Sally Hurt, chief executive officer of Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “Since we opened our doors in 2008, an increasing number of patients have trusted us with their medical needs. We are proud to be a provider of choice and we look forward to increasing our capacity of care, enhancing our services and bringing new jobs to our community.”
The hospital expansion will be constructed by Robins & Morton, with architecture by Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2014.