The new 500,000-square-foot expansion to UAMS Medical Center, now under construction, will be located south of the current hospital, extending west past the previous location of Hooper Drive. When completed in 2008, the hospital expansion will include new patient rooms, a new emergency department, clinical lab and radiology department along with space to expand other services.
In addition, the new facility will include additional surgical and interventional suites, an intensive care unit and an intermediate care unit.
Once completed the expansion will result in the hospital operating 333 adult beds – all in private rooms. Also being built is a new neonatal intensive care unit with capacity for 64 infants.
The construction project also will provide unfinished space for future growth of an additional 60 adult beds.
A new parking deck will have 1,000 spaces intended primarily for patients and visitors. The deck will be located on the lower floors of the new hospital, extending underground.
Learn more about the hospital expansion.