BOSTON—Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts’s largest hospital owner, is moving forward with as much as $2 billion in construction projects, filing for state approvals for three major expansions, Boston Business Journal reported.
“Based on public filings with the state Department of Public Health, the planned developments will include a $1 billion building at Massachusetts General Hospital in the West End, a $400 million project to open four outpatient sites in communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and a $250 million addition at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital,” BBJ said. “The total projects’ cost could be closer to $2 billion when including ancillary expenses.”
BBJ quoted Anne Klibanski, president and CEO of Mass General Brigham, as saying that three initiatives will dramatically improve the delivery of patient care.
“These projects will enable us to meet the needs of our patients by bringing lower-cost care options to their home and community, making community-hospital investments to accommodate more routine care, and improving access for the most complex cases at one of our flagship hospitals. While the pandemic temporarily postponed our long-standing plans, it also reinforced the need to provide more health care options for our patients,” BBJ quoted Klibanski as saying.
Once approved, the construction would take place over the next several years, according to BBJ.
“The projects are part of $6.1 billion in work that Mass General Brigham, formerly known as Partners HealthCare, has planned in capital spending over the next five years. The pandemic delayed half of the planned spending in fiscal 2020, however, sidelining $550 million of work in the face of hundreds of millions of dollars in expected revenue shortfalls,” BBJ said.