Chester County Hospital Expansion 2018 - Artist RenderingLife Expanded

Introducing the Next Generation of Care.

Chester County Hospital is undergoing our largest expansion yet, implementing programmatic innovation to bring new possibilities for all who come to us for care. With 250,000 square feet of progressive design, we're not only building a better space for healing, we're defining the future of medicine in our community. Another reason your life is worth Penn Medicine.

On May 12, 2017, Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA broke ground on the largest expansion in its history –- a 250,000 square-foot expansion and 26,000 square-foot renovation project.

 


Time-Lapse: A Year in Review

 

One year later, the hospital commemorated the official "topping out" - a construction tradition - marking the conclusion of the steelwork for the expansion.


Chester County  HospitalTopping Off Ceremony

This plan is another significant endeavor for the Hospital, which completed Lasko Tower - a 93,000 square foot expansion - in 2014. Lasko Tower added 72 spacious rooms for heart patients whose vitals require careful monitoring, plus a mother and baby pavilion and an orthopaedic/surgical recovery unit. The construction of Lasko Tower was a critical first step in Chester County Hospital's bigger plan.

"The community we serve relies on our mission-based approach to care, our reputation for quality, and our history of providing advanced clinical services, treatments and programs," says Mike Duncan, President and CEO of Chester County Hospital.


Chester County Hospital Senior Management Topping Off

Chester County, PA's 65+ population has been on the rise and is expected to continue growing by 3.75% annually over the next four years* (Source: Claritas Company). As a result, people will be managing heart disease, cancer and orthopaedic disorders more than they manage infectious disease.

We are already seeing this trend," Duncan adds, "To plan for the future we must accommodate anticipated growth." Chester County Hospital has seen dramatic growth across all care areas. Since FY2015, inpatient admissions have risen more than 5%. In addition, it has witnessed:

  • Cardiac catheterizations/peripherals: +9% (since FY15)
  • Open heart surgeries, including valves: +29% (since FY15)
  • Orthopaedic surgeries: +16% (since FY15)

Chester County Hospital has contracted with Ballinger for the architecture and L.F. Driscoll for construction. Once the expansion is complete, the Hospital will gain a beautiful new front entrance, plus the following much-needed spaces:

  • 15 modern Operating Room suites (3 reserved for future growth)
  • 3 high-tech labs for Catheterization and Electrophysiology
  • 13 additional Emergency Department rooms
  • New areas for non-invasive cardiology and pre-admission testing
  • Patient Tower with 99 new inpatient beds
  • Rooftop helipad 

Our multi-phase construction project is anticipated to be completed by January 2020 and will continue the hospital's movement towards world-class health care for all of Chester County, PA.





PrePhase 1: New Parking Garage

  • Completed in November 2016
  • Architect: Ballinger
  • Builder: INTECH
  • 700 spaces
  • 4-level garage

Other Completed Projects:

  • Historic Lobby renovation and wayfinding signage
  • Parking lot and driveway improvements – historic entrance, Emergency Department parking lot, signage
  • New canopy, relocated valet, shuttle accommodations

Phase 1: Procedural Platform

  • Anticipated completion: 2019
  • Architect: Ballinger; Builder: L.F. Driscoll
  • Lower 2 floors
  • 250,000-square-foot expansion
  • 18 new Procedural Rooms
    • 12 Operating Rooms (+3 more ORs for future growth)
    • 3 Catheterization (Cath)/Electrophysiology (EP) Labs
  • 27 post-anesthesia care (PACU) rooms
  • 24 positions for prep/recovery
  • Patient Care Areas
    • Ambulatory Care Center
    • Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Clinical Support Areas
    • Central Sterile Processing
    • Surgical Pathology
    • Satellite Pharmacy
  • Surgical Waiting Area, Lockers/Lounge, Administrative space

New Common Areas

  • New Front Entrance: Café, Gift Shop, Retail Pharmacy, Conference Center
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • 6 new Elevators

Patient Tower 

  • Upper 4 floors (above the Procedural Platform) 
  • 99 patient rooms 
  • 24 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rooms (1 floor) 
  • 75 Medical/Surgical Rooms (25 per unit x 3 floors) 
  • Relocated Helipad (moved to the roof)

Emergency Department (ED) Expansion

  • Extension of current ED
  • 8 additional exam rooms, plus associated support space
  • 2 new trauma bays

Phase 2: Emergency Department (ED) Renovations

  • Anticipated completion: 2020
  • Architect: Ballinger
  • Builder: L.F. Driscoll
  • 26,000-square-foot renovation of existing ED areas
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