January/February 2007

State Approves Memorial Hospital Expansion

The state of Tennessee has approved the expansion plans of Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. Members of the state’s Health Services and Development Agency approved the project unanimously after presentations from Ruth Brinkley, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Care System, and other officials. The eight-year, $320 million expansion project includes a five-story addition to the hospital, which will feature larger patient rooms, new surgical facilities, updated cardiac catheterization and endovascular labs and a new lobby. The project also includes new physician offices and other ancillary buildings.