Nemours Children’s Hospital will soon open additional pieces of its 40,000-square-foot expansion. According to an article in the Orlando Business Journal, the $29 million project, which includes an additional operating room and catheterization lab space along with 30 beds, is being built out in the top floor of the hospital in southeast Orlando’s Lake Nona community.

Reporter Ryan Lynch quotes a hospital executive who reveals that, “The additional 40,000 square feet of working space allows Nemours to add critical-care capable beds and enable the hospital to handle more cardiac and other critical-care patients…A cardiac care delivery system can now be offered in one location that is comprehensive from admission to discharge, and includes the newest technology.”

The new space partially opened in December to patients. “Following the opening of the lab and operating room, an additional section will open later in the month,” adds Lynch. “The expansion will grow the 630,000-square-foot hospital from 100 beds to 130.”