Officials at St. Luke’s University Health Network broke ground on the St. Luke’s Carbon Campus, situated on more than 100 acres in Franklin Township, Carbon County, Pa. The new $80 million campus will provide area residents local access to a range of specialty services in a full-service, three-story, 155,000-square-foot hospital.

Built with American steel, the St. Luke’s Carbon Campus will be equipped with 80 beds, 20 emergency department exam rooms, three operating rooms, and two OR procedure rooms. Specialty services will include trauma, cardiology, neurology, and radiology.

Work on the new campus begins as St. Luke’s enters the final stages of construction on two other new hospitals and a new hospital wing. The St. Luke’s Upper Bucks Campus outside Quakertown, the Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, and the Women and Babies Pavilion at the Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township are on schedule to open this fall and winter.