UPMC Hamot to build seven-story, $111 million building downtown

ERIE, Pa. -- The landscape – and skyline – of health care in downtown Erie is transforming.

UPMC Hamot officials announced on Thursday that the hospital will begin construction on its largest project in the hospital's 135-year history.

UPMC Hamot will build a seven-story, 177,000 square-foot building at the current site of the Professional Building at 104 E. Second St. The building sits between the main hospital and the Magee-Women's Hospital.

“Our new $111 million patient care tower will transform the landscape of health care in Erie and will accommodate increasing patient volumes and demand for our services,” UMPC Hamot president Jim Fiorenzo said.

The expansion, known as Project 20/20, is expected to start in early 2018 with a completion date of 2020.

The new building will accommodate 64 ICU beds, along with an expansion of the current imaging department and upgrades to the central plant.

Since Hamot joined with UPMC in 2011, more than $300 million has been invested into the downtown Erie hospital.

The announcement comes after the hospital became the region's only hospital to perform kidney transplants. 


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