News | Published November 1, 2009

Enhancing the Patient Experience: East Wing On Schedule to Open in 2010

Rendering of the East wing expansion to Mount Nittany Medical Center
Projected to open in the fall of 2010, the east wing expansion will include two medical and surgical floors and one intensive care floor. With an eye on patient safety and satisfaction, the Medical Center is constructing all new rooms as single-patient rooms. These rooms will improve the work environment for staff and physicians, and allow the Medical Center to better utilize space by reducing the need to match patient room accommodations by condition and gender. For more information about the east wing expansion and the gifts that have made, in part, this significant venture a reality, visit The Foundation site. To view photos of the construction progress, click on the phoro gallery. Stats on the east wing expansion: • 65,000-square-foot addition and renovation to the existing Medical Center. • Constructed above and adjacent to occupied patient areas. • Addition will be three stories high, erected above an existing three-story structure. • Second floor will be fit out with a 12-bed intensive care unit and 9-bed acute care nursing unit, all as single-patient rooms. • Third and fourth floors will be fit out with acute care nursing units, 24 single patient rooms on the third floor and 23 single patient rooms on the fourth floor. • Project includes significant upgrades to the Medical Center's mechanical and electrical infrastructure including emergency power systems.