Cardiovascular hospital tower overhauls antiquated facilities

July 22, 2011 |

Pepper Construction has commenced work on a 390,000-sf patient care tower in Urbana, Ill., the $220 millon Carle Heart and Vascular Institute, designed by Shepley Bulfinch, Boston. Carle is ranked among the nation’s top 100 hospitals for 2011, according to Carle Foundation’s CEO James C. Leonard, and is recognized in the top 5% for cardiac care by Healthgrades. The nine-story tower will house 136 single-patient rooms, replacing antiquated architecture dating from the 1970s.

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