Growth coming for Coos Bay hospital

Bay Area Hospital will break ground next summer on a 97,000-square-foot expansion, creating jobs in Southern Oregon.

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Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay is set to break ground on a 97,000-square-foot expansion in summer 2011.

The $39 million project will likely take three years to complete, hospital officials say.

The new four-story wing will take shape just north of the existing facility, said CEO Paul Janke. Much of the hospital’s outpatient care will move into the first floor, with a new intensive care unit on the second. The third floor will have a 30-bed inpatient ward, while the fourth floor will be left vacant for future growth.

The additional space won’t mean additional services or staffers, Janke said. The idea is to give caregivers more space to do their work so patients have a better, safer experience.

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