A $300 million expansion project at the Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa., opens next week with new technology. According to an article in the Southern Chester County Weekly, the facility has 301 licensed beds. Reporter Fran Maye writes: “The quarter-million-square-foot expansion will include 15 modern operating room suites, new areas for non-invasive cardiology, 99 private inpatient rooms, a 700-car parking garage, an outpatient pharmacy offering over-the counter medications, and prescription pick up and refills, a bistro, and even a rooftop helipad.”

By the end of next year, a 26,000-square-foot expansion and renovation of the hospital’s Emergency Department will be completed, “with enhanced security features and specialized exam rooms…Currently, the hospital uses 10 operating rooms, three of which were built in 1925, with the smallest being 295 square feet. Now, the operating room footprint not only more than doubles, but it comes with all the latest technology, including high-tech robotics.”