East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and BarberMcMurry Architects unveiled plans for a $75-million expansion project at the future building site, located at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street.
The planned five-story building will offer 245,000 square feet of new hospital space. Key features of the project include a new 44-bed, private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a new perioperative surgery center, two levels of parking and enhanced family areas, such as roof-top gardens.
Groundbreaking is expected this summer; the building will take approximately two years to complete. The plans include renovations of selected areas within the hospital once the new building is occupied, with an expected completion date of fall 2017. During construction, all services will continue to be offered at Children’s Hospital.
The hospital plans to pay for the majority of the $75-million project with internal funds. More than $9 million has been raised from private donors. Children’s Hospital will look to the community for help raising approximately $6 million more.