Williamson Medical Center is moving forward with a $189 million expansion.
- A vote this week approved the hospital's request to apply for bond financing for the project.
Why it matters: The construction will change the face of the hospital. Officials said they would add three floors to the existing three-story West Tower as well as a new six-story wing to the building.
- It's the first major change to the facility's footprint since 2003, according to hospital officials.
- The expansion will increase capacity in the ER and reconfigure the NICU as well as growing the adult ICU and surgery units.
By the numbers: The project, expected to begin next spring, will bring the hospital's capacity from 203 beds to 269, according to a news release.
- Existing patient rooms will also be enlarged as part of the project.
What they're saying: "Williamson County is projected to more than double our current population by 2040, and it's imperative that our healthcare system prepares for that growth now," hospital CEO Phil Mazzuca said in a statement.
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