ERIE, Pa. — Saint Vincent announced Friday that the hospital will break ground on a new emergency department that will be part of a $115 million capital investment plan.
Officials from Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Saint Vincent Hospital said the hospital will begin building the new facilities in May, with construction extending over the next few years.
The new building will be constructed on the hospital’s campus and will include a new emergency department on the first floor and a state-of-the-art operating room suite on the second.
“Our vision and plans for the future of Saint Vincent Hospital represent another significant milestone in our organization’s long history of support for the Erie community,” said David Holmberg, president and CEO of Highmark Health in a news release. “Serving the communities of northwestern Pennsylvania through our health plan, charitable foundations and provider network is a great privilege, and we are excited about the tremendous benefits our investments in Saint Vincent and elsewhere throughout the region will continue to have on the people who live and work here as part of our ongoing efforts to get health care right.”
Officials on Friday said the investment is to enhance and expand the hospital’s capacity to meet the needs of the more than 65,000 patients who seek emergency care at Saint Vincent each year.
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