Virginia health care firm plans $300M hospital expansion

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia health care organization has announced a $300 million hospital expansion in Roanoke.

The Roanoke Times reports that Carilion Clinic said Wednesday that it’s planning a $300 million expansion to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The expansion will have two or three floors of underground parking and six or seven floors of clinical space.

A new building for psychiatric treatment will include a separate emergency room designated for behavioral health patients.

The expansion plans is part of Carilion’s plans to spend $1 billion over the next seven years on capital improvements.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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