Methodist University Hospital breaks ground on $280M tower - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Methodist University Hospital breaks ground on $280M tower

(SOURCE: Methodist University Hospital) (SOURCE: Methodist University Hospital)

Methodist University Hospital broke ground Wednesday on its new $280 million tower.

The project was announced in late 2015 and will be a 440,000 square-foot building that will allow Methodist to consolidate transplant services onto two floors.

The project is the eighth largest project to be announced or completed in the Greater Memphis area since 2010.

West Cancer Center's Union Avenue clinic will be consolidated with hospital-based inpatient and surgical services. 

The consolidation will create on comprehensive cancer center in the new area.

The project also includes a 700-space parking garage that is currently under construction.

The garage will provide safe access directly into the new patient tower. 

"Methodist is making an investment in state-of-the-art technology that will elevate health care for Mid-Southerners and the Mid-South," Jeff Liebman, CEO of Methodist University Hospital, said. "By providing the most advanced technology, we are assisting physicians and surgeons in their drive to provide the best level of care for their patients."

The master campus plan will also include larger private patient rooms, and departments will be strategically located and combined to enhance efficiency to patients as well as for physicians, nurses, and other care team members.

The tower is expected to be completed in 2019. Upon completion, demolition will begin on the 240,000 square-foot Crews building.

The demolition will be followed by construction of another new, nine-story tower above the emergency department on Eastmoreland Avenue.

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