Well, geez, it feels like I was just reporting on the opening of the new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, and now I’m getting word that the seven-month-old hospital is already planning an expansion.
The new project will turn a fourth-floor wing of administrative space into 24 additional patient rooms. Once it’s completed, the hospital will have a grand total of 170 patient rooms—all of which are private.
“The tremendous response we’ve received from the community here in central Montgomery County reaffirms our research that showed there was a significant need for a broader and deeper range of healthcare services in the region,” said Einstein Healthcare Network president and CEO Barry R. Freedman in a statement. “While we’ve accounted for this possible expansion in our strategic plan, this has happened even faster than we could have predicted.”
I’ll say. The new facility just opened last September after Einstein bought and relocated Montgomery Hospital. The new facility is three miles from the old one and features services like advanced cardiology, robotic surgery and a level 3 NICU that were new for the area. Perhaps the hospital’s biggest selling point are those swanky—and high tech—private patient rooms, many of which have views of an adjacent park.
The expansion will include the construction of a new building, which will eventually house the office staff and conference spaces. The hospital expects the project to take nine months to complete.