Construction is under way in Milford Township on a highly-anticipated hospital in Quakertown for St. Luke’s University Health Network.
The $100 million facility in Bucks County is being constructed as a replacement for the current Quakertown Hospital, which is unable to expand its downtown location.
Construction Equipment Guide says the project is described as the largest in Quakertown’s history. The three-story, 131,000-sq.-ft. hospital will include 40 private patient rooms, 17 diagnostic radiology departments with CAT scan, nuclear medicine, mammography and fluoroscopy machines, surgical and emergency departments and a laboratory, pharmacy and cafeteria.
A number of construction tasks have already been completed, including erosion and sediment control measures, site clearing, mobilization, minor demolition, topsoil removal, rough grading, stormwater piping and sediment basis establishment, earthwork berms, excavation, footings and foundations.
The new facility will serve patients of the existing Quakertown Hospital, which will be repurposed for doctor’s offices, outpatient care and behavioral health services.
The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.