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Highland Hospital Tower Project Eyes Completion Summer 2023

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Highland Hospital’s Patient Tower Project, a modernization effort that will enable the hospital to provide private rooms for nearly all patients, is drawing closer to completion. The tower will ensure that more private rooms are available for patient care and is adding to the existing hospital campus without the hospital having to expand its footprint. “We are excited to add these private patient rooms,” said Steve Goldstein, Highland President and CEO. “Benefits of private rooms include reduced risk of infections, more space for patient needs and the positive impact of more privacy and less noise during recovery.”

The project will add four levels plus a mechanical penthouse to the hospital’s southeast wing – three of the floors will house a total of 58 patient rooms earmarked for general medicine, general surgery, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal, colorectal, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, vascular, plastics and urology. One floor will house other clinical programs.

The mechanical penthouse will be fully enclosed, which will reduce noise levels in the neighborhood. There will also be a small seven story infill between the existing three-story building and the existing south wing. 

Updates to several units and departments are also being made inside the hospital in Same Day Surgery, Food & Nutrition, ED, main floor entrance, Progressive Care Unit. Staffing analysis is underway. More information will be available as the tower completion approaches.


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