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UC Health selects teams to design, build $221M expansion

Largest project in health system's history
Posted at 6:22 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 18:37:11-05

CINCINNATI — UC Health, embarking on the “largest capital project” in the health system’s history, has selected the design and construction teams that will execute the project.

UC Health selected global firm CannonDesign, Cincinnati-based Messer Construction and Ohio-based HPlex Solutions to manage the $221 million project, the organization announced Thursday.

The expansion announced in October will include a larger emergency department, more operating rooms and the ability to add more patient rooms.

“This project represents a milestone for UC Health, and it will significantly advance our ability to care for the most complex and critically ill patients across our community,” said UC Health physician and professor Arthur Pancioli in a news release.

UC Health will spend $110 million to nearly double the existing emergency department, including building three additional floors above it for an ICU and future patient rooms. The building at 3200 Burnet Ave will be demolished to make way for two new parking garages at a cost of $40 million. There will also be a new three-story surgery building.

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Bob Feldbauer, vice president of facilities for UC Health, said the project will transform "not only our Clifton Campus, but our entire organization."

"We are proud to make this investment in our patients, our people and the community,” Feldbauer said in a news release.

Demolition will begin in May, and construction is set to begin in fall.