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Expansion at Bayhealth in Delaware

Bayhealth Construction VideoIn August 2008, Bayhealth began paving the way for its $130 million Phase 2 expansion at Kent General Hospital. This expansion is part of Bayhealth’s 10-year strategic plan designed to address present and future healthcare needs.  When completed in December 2011, the total square footage of the expansion will be 415,000 sq. ft. (including the parking garage) and 280,000 sq. ft. (excluding the parking garage).

Phase 1 construction was completed in 2006 and consisted of three new floors with all private rooms. This included the Center for Women and Infants on the 5th and 6th floors, and a medical-surgical unit on the 4th floor.

Phase II Expansion

Welcome Center
  • 15,000 sq. ft.
  • Two-story open atrium with direct access to the Cancer Center, Emergency Department and main Kent General Hospital services
  • Includes a retail center
  • Construction began in August 2008 and is expected to be completed in December 2011
Central Services Building
  • 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Materials Management deliveries, including loading dock, materials receiving and linen
  • Boilers, chillers, oxygen and medical gasses, and emergency generators
  • Construction began in May 2009 and is expected to be completed in December 2010.
Emergency Department 
  • 35,000 sq. ft. (current ED is 11,000 sq.ft.)
  • Space to expand to up to 36 treatment bays (current ED has 21 bays)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Heliport on the roof of the Trauma Center
  • Designed to be expanded
  • Construction began in August 2008 and is expected to be completed in December 2011
Integrated Cancer Center 
  • 35,000 sq. ft. 
  • Radiation therapy on the first floor 
  • Medical oncology on the second floor
  • Construction began in August 2008 and is expected to be completed in December 2011
Parking Garage
  • 135,000 sq. ft. 
  • 375 spaces
  • Construction began in 2008 and was completed in 2009
  • Currently for use by Bayhealth employees, but ultimately will be used by patients and visitors for quick and convenient access into the new Welcome Center with access to the Cancer Center, Emergency and Trauma Services and main hospital facility
     

 

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