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Boston OKs plan calling for $25m expansion of St. Elizabeth's hospital in Brighton

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  May 16, 2012 06:05 PM

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St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton has received city approval for a four-year renewal of its master plan highlighted by a $25-million expansion to its emergency department and urgent-care building, city officials said.

The plans call for adding 71,000 square feet, including 47,000 square feet of usable space, that will house 23 new beds, mechanical uses, and a consolidated critical care unit, the city said in a statement Wednesday.

The addition will be spread over three new floors built atop the current three-story structure at the corner of Washington and Cambridge streets, according to the statement. The addition will make the facility 69.5 feet taller.

The hospital, which currently has 252 beds, also proposes creating a new landscaped space behind the facility as part of the expansion effort, the city said.

An estimated 250 construction workers would be hired to complete the project, officials said.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved the renewal of the hospital's master plan.

Earlier this year the Boston Landmarks Commission approved demolition of three buildings on St. Elizabeth’s campus: the Mother Mary Rose Pavilion, House Office Quarters, and Our Lady’s Hall, according to the city.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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