A $210 million transformation project at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital will not only double the facility in size, but according to hospital leaders, it is transforming the landmark into a technology advanced, patient-family friendly atmosphere.
Robert Laskowski, CEO of Christiana Care along with state and local politicians as well as community members came together Thursday to dedicate the newly transformed health campus. This summer the first phase of the emergency department, main lobby and a gift shop will open.
“The transformation of our Wilmington Hospital campus underscores our commitment to serve our neighbors in Wilmington and the surrounding region,” said Robert Laskowski, M.D. “This historic project enables us to provide more access to care and greater value for our city, state and region.”
By 2014 when the project is completed, the redesign of the hospital is expected to double in size, creating a one million-square foot, state of the science facility including a 9-story tower. Construction began in 2009 and since then the Wilmington campus has remained fully operational, serving almost every health need of the community.
In the Fall, the expanded Center for Advanced Joint Replacement and Intensive and Intermediate Care Units opens; by winter there will be new surgical suites. When the project culminates next year, there will be café, healing garden, and more medical offices.