Connecticut’s Danbury Hospital is set to expand with a new $150 million North Clinical Tower that will add approximately 300,000 sq ft to the hospital, the largest expansion in the 12-floor, 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital’s history.

The new North Clinical Tower Addition is being designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, Connecticut to better align with the hospital’s mission of “a higher level of care” and will consist of a new main entry including a double height lobby space, three new 35-bed medical/surgical floors, a new 30-bed intensive care unit, a 40,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art emergency department, as well as two floors of shell space that will accommodate a modern surgical platform in the future.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011 and will cost approximately $110 million. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2013.

-Carolina Worrell