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Massachusetts General Hospital announces $1B expansion

This is the second $1 billion expansion for a Boston hospital announced in the last few years. The $1.2 billion Boston Children’s Hospital expansion, which is underway now, had to overcome opposition from some groups that were concerned that the capital project would drive up the costs of services at the hospital and that also objected to the demolition of an existing garden used by patients and their families. Suffolk Construction is the construction manager for the project, which includes a new 565,000-square-foot, 11-story building with 71 new beds; a cardiovascular program; a neonatal intensive care unit; laboratory, pharmacy and dietary services; and a rooftop garden.

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