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Highland Hospital expansion would provide private rooms for most patients

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If plans go through, Highland Hospital says it will soon be able to offer private rooms for most patients.

The change would be part of the hospital’s modernization plan, and would add four floors to the hospital’s southeast wing, bringing the wing to same level as the east and west towers, officials say.

The hospital has filed an application with the city to allow the project to move forward.

If approved, the new floors would add 60 private rooms to the hospital.

In a statement, Highland Vice President Cindy Becker wrote: ““It is imperative that we continue to modernize our facility to provide the highest-quality patient- and family-centered care, now and into the future. Central to this modernization project is the transition to private rooms, which will offer numerous benefits to patients – from the reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections, to the positive therapeutic impact of more privacy and less noise during recovery.”

The hospital hopes to begin construction in spring 2020 and complete the project by spring 2022.

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