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Construction Begins on Expansion Project at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Oct. 30, 2010

Layton Construction's Healthcare Construction Group broke ground on Oct. 29, 2010 on a $53 million expansion project at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. that includes construction of a new emergency room and heart center. The project will be the largest capital improvement project in Wilkes-Barre's history.

The new 30,000-square-foot emergency department will be more than twice the size of the current one. Additionally, the new Heart and Vascular Institute Tower will greatly expand the cardiac care offerings currently available at the hospital. The new building will feature private rooms and state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

The project is anticipated to be complete in August 2012.

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