Summerlin Hospital Medical Center will undergo a $16 million capital improvement project to expand and renovate multiple areas within the 454-bed acute care hospital.
Key elements include adding 36 medical-surgical beds, which will increase the licensed capacity to 490 beds, and expanding the Birthplace at Summerlin Hospital by adding an operating suite, expanding the maternal triage area and increasing the newborn nursery capacity. Additionally, the Children’s Medical Center pediatric unit will undergo additional renovations.
“We’ve experienced a continued demand for services and growth within our community,” said Rob Freymuller, CEO of Summerlin Hospital. “We delivered over 5,000 babies in 2016, which is why we’re enlarging our Birthplace. We’ve also seen an increase in emergency visits and surgical procedures.”
The hospital’s last major expansion, a six-story patient tower, was completed in 2009, adding more rooms for the women’s services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit and specialized nursing units for critical care, post-surgical recovery and medical needs. The hospital recently added another 48 parking spaces, in addition to its three parking garages.