YORK, Pa. – Nearly 200 guests joined UPMC Pinnacle Memorial to celebrate a milestone in the construction of the future hospital. The last steel beam for the frame of the building was lifted into place as attendees joined in a celebratory toast at the topping-off ceremony.
Prior to lifting the beam atop the hospital’s fifth level, attendees had an opportunity to make their mark on history by signing the beam. During a brief program, UPMC Pinnacle leadership shared highlights of the project and what the future hospital will mean for the York community.
The project will feature:
- Modern design with 130 beds on five levels, adding 30 beds to expand access to inpatient specialty care
- Private rooms where all patients will be able to heal comfortably
- Acute and emergency medical care, cardiology and vascular services, chronic disease management, surgical services and treatment for patients in need of long-term acute care
- Three heart catheterization labs with suites specially designed for electrophysiology and interventional radiology procedures
- Four leading-edge operating rooms, including one cardiac operating room, offering the community nationally recognized cardiac care in their own community rather than having to travel great distances
- Expanded emergency department with 28 rooms located adjacent to imaging and catheterization labs for a quicker response to emergencies
- Obstetrics unit featuring single-room labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites providing a family-centered birth experience
- Level II specialty care nursery for newborns needing extra care
- Multiple nursing stations in each unit that are positioned closer to patient rooms for better communication and response to patient needs
- Medical office building next to the hospital with ambulatory surgery, a women’s imaging suite, sleep lab, infusion center and cardiac rehab program
It is anticipated that the building will be completely enclosed by the end of the year and ready to open in August 2019. The campus design also includes energy-efficient, environmentally friendly components, and a walking trail open to the community to promote health and wellness.
As construction continues, updates will be posted on UPMCPinnacle.com/TheFuture. The page includes project highlights, construction updates, photo gallery and a time-lapse video of construction progress.
Quandel Construction Group, Inc. is serving as construction manager. Barton Healthcare is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services. The facility is designed by Stantec.