Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., is planning to begin a $49 million modernization project in February to the hospital’s infrastructure and patient care areas.

The project will consolidate three intensive care units into a 24-bed ICU, replace six operating rooms as part of a newly constructed surgery wing, and renovate four other ORs. Sterile support areas will be expanded and upgraded and two new elevators will connect the OR suite with the consolidated ICU located a floor above.

Additionally, the PACU will be expanded and renovated to improve patient flow and the hospital’s central utilities plant will be modernized with new emergency generators.

The project is expected to take about 30 months. Kahler Slater (Milwaukee) is the architect on the project and Whiting-Turner (Baltimore, Md.) is the general contractor.