Published on May 14th, 20180
St. Luke’s Breaks Ground on New $100 Million Hospital North of Philadelphia
Bucks County, PA – St. Luke’s University Health Network officially broke ground on a new Quakertown hospital in Bucks County, Pennsylvania during a special ceremony and reception Thursday afternoon.
The new $100 million Quakertown hospital – built with American steel – is under construction on a 17-acre parcel situated in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Upon its completion in the fall of 2019, the 131,000-square-foot hospital will have 40 patient rooms and capacity to outfit an additional 40 in the future. It will include radiology, surgical and emergency departments as well as a laboratory, pharmacy and cafeteria.
“The new facility will afford more functional, efficient space and systems, including private rooms, allowing St. Luke’s to continue providing the best care, recruit the best physicians and allow for continued expansion,” St. Luke’s Quakertown President Dennis Pfleiger said.
At its peak, the project will employ over 150 construction workers through more than 25 contractors, injecting a powerful economic stimulus into the local economy. It will also sustain hundreds of permanent, family-supporting jobs.
The new Quakertown hospital is one of numerous, major initiatives underway at St. Luke’s. Already this year, the Network has merged with Blue Mountain Health System and Sacred Heart HealthCare System. Additionally, a project has just begun to double the size of the Anderson Campus hospital. Amid these major developments, St. Luke’s has been designated an IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven) 100 Top Hospital for a sixth time and the fourth year in a row.