Citing growing patient demand, Kansas City’s Truman Medical Center is planning to add a new $70 million medical building to the city’s Hospital Hill corridor.
Truman’s main hospital is frequently at capacity, president and CEO Charlie Shields said, which is increasingly typical of academic medical centers in urban areas across the U.S.
The hospital plans to move primary care and its women’s clinic to the new structure, which will enable Truman to expand its neonatal intensive care unit and add patient rooms at the main hospital.
Crews are already demolishing a mostly vacant structure on the planned site of the new building. It’s projected to open late next fall.
Read more: Kansas City Star