Project: Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ED and Heart & Vascular Institute
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
CM: Layton Construction Company, Inc.
Completion Date: 8/2012
Description: Layton Construction’s Healthcare Construction Group broke ground on Oct. 29, 2010 on a $53 million expansion project at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. that includes construction of a new Emergency Room and Heart Center. The project will be the largest capital improvement project in Wilkes-Barre’s history. The new 30,000-square-foot emergency department will be more than twice the size of the current one. Additionally, the new 60,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Institute Tower will greatly expand the cardiac care offerings currently available at the hospital. The new building will feature private rooms and state-of-the-art technology and equipment.