Clovis Community Hospital has announced plans for a $390 million expansion that will add 144 private beds to the campus. Rendering via Clovis Community

published on April 3, 2018 - 10:21 AM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

The Board of Trustees for Community Medical Centers has approved a four-year, $390 million construction project to add 144 private beds and expand services at Clovis Community Medical Center.

“We need to significantly expand inpatient capacity in our hospital system,” said Tim Joslin, Community’s president and CEO. “And this project is the quickest and most cost-effective way to do it.”

Site work will begin on the project next month. The 190,000-square-foot expansion will feature a five-story bed tower and will add 15,000 square feet to the hospital’s emergency room, create six additional operating rooms, 24 new ICU beds and expand the radiology, pharmacy and laboratory services of the hospital, along with the kitchen and dining areas.

The project will also include an additional parking structure and a two-story, 60,000-square-foot clinical and administrative support building.

Funded by Community’s operations and donations, the project is expected to be finished in 2022 and will bring Clovis Community’s staff to 420 nurses, therapists, technicians and support staff caring for patients in 352 all-private inpatient beds. Community has invested more than $1 billion to expand and renovate its facilities.

“The Clovis Community expansion is one part of a decade-long strategy to meet the Valley’s growing need for different kinds of inpatient and outpatient care settings,” Joslin said. “All of which must work together seamlessly.”

The four-hospital system completed a similar expansion at Clovis Community in 2014, investing $320 million to double the hospital’s capacity and convert it to all-private rooms. Last month, a new parking garage and medical office building were completed at the downtown Fresno campus.

A nearly 100,000-square-foot cancer center at the Clovis hospital is also under construction and is expected to open in August. Two other projects—a 12-bed expansion at Community Behavioral Health Center and a 150-bed skilled nursing facility—were additionally approved by the Board of Trustees.

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