Stamford Hospital unveiled plans Wednesday for a $450 million facility that would include an Emergency Room and larger areas for conducting surgery while providing more privacy for patients, according to the Hartford Business Journal.
Stamford Health System board of directors voted to constructed the hospital in a single phase of building, which is anticipated to be completed sometime in 2016.
An initial plan to build the hospital through several phases would have cost $575 million and taken 10 to 15 years to complete, as .
According to the Journal, the hospital, which raised $250 million in bond funding for the project and will seek out philanthropic offers and hospital earnings to fund the rest, will have a slew of new features, including:
- Significantly larger and technologically improved-upon surgical suites,
- An ICU expansion to 24 beds from the current 16
- and centralized nursing stations, Heart & Vascular Institute services and a new Pediatric Unit.