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St. Luke’s celebrates groundbreaking for major campus expansion project

St. Luke’s celebrated the start of its Phase II Health Forward Initiative with a groundbreaking ceremony today.

The multi-faceted project includes three major components:

. A $58-million, 82,000 square-foot vertical expansion of St. Luke’s Building A. It includes adding three stories for nearly 60 new private cardiac and intensive care unit hospital rooms.

. Transforming St. Luke’s Hospital current inpatient units into all-new finishes and all-private rooms.

. Rebuilding the Northland/Hospital Ramp, which is past its useful life. Thanks to legislative and local support, a $14 million state-funded, city-owned parking ramp will take its place.

“We’re excited to celebrate this historic moment for St. Luke’s and the great things it means for our patients and staff,” St. Luke’s Co-President/CEO & CMO Dr. Nick Van Deelen said. “We’re proud to be making an investment in our community that’s being done with a thoughtful, economical and sustainable approach. We put a lot of planning into this so that we use our resources in the most responsible, impactful ways.”

The parking ramp portion of the project will expand on-campus parking, providing 323 spaces total when completed next spring.