Lutheran Downtown Hospital Announced
Lutheran Health Network has announced site details for St. Joseph Hospital's replacement facility, which will ultimately be called Lutheran Downtown Hospital.
Situated at the southwest corner of Main and Van Buren, the 60-bed acute care hospital will be built across the street from the existing hospital on property that's currently designated for physician and employee parking. Lutheran Downtown's main entrance will be on Van Buren facing east. The decision to build a leading-edge, vibrant hospital in this area is consistent with Lutheran Health Network's goals to stay downtown and remain an active participant in its success.
Construction of the five-floor, 181,000-square-foot hospital has an anticipated completion date in late 2021. Design work and planning with local officials will begin immediately. Construction is expected to start this summer. Based on patient utilization and future needs, the facility's design includes space to grow the total number of beds to more than 100.
The current facility, which has gone through many physical changes over the years, has limitations that make it more difficult to add today's medical advancements and create an optimal environment for staff to deliver the experience patients need and expect.
St. Joseph Hospital will remain open throughout the construction of Lutheran Downtown and its physicians and staff will continue to provide patients with the quality care they expect.
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