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PinnacleHealth plans new hospital, renovation

By Melanie Evans
Posted: May 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm ET

PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, Pa., announced a $150 million project to build a third hospital and renovate its existing hospitals.

Construction and renovation will continue through mid-2015, said Chris Markley, senior vice president of strategic services for Pinnacle. The new 200,000-square-foot hospital, which is expected to be complete in 2014, will have 100 beds, he said. Also, renovation will expand the cardiac intensive-care unit at Pinnacle's Harrisburg Hospital and replace an aging wing at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital.

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Markley said the new hospital will alleviate strained capacity at Pinnacle’s existing hospitals and improve convenience for patients and doctors who live and work near the new facility.

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