14 of the most expensive orthopedic projects in the works


The COVID-19 pandemic delayed many healthcare projects in 2020, but construction has picked back up this year. Here are 14 of the most expensive orthopedic projects in the works:

Editor's note: Projects are listed beginning with the most recently reported.

1. In April, the Spine Institute of Louisiana broke ground on a $20 million multidisciplinary spine hospital in Bossier City, La. The Spine Center of Excellence, a 34,000-square-foot facility, will include an ASC with four operating rooms. It is expected to be open in the fall of 2022.

2. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences broke ground on an $85 million surgical facility in Little Rock in April. The building will include 12 operating rooms and 12 exam rooms dedicated to orthopedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is expected to open by spring 2023.

3. Construction is underway for the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, which will feature a 75-bed orthopedic specialty hospital, a medical pavilion and an ASC. The hospital will open in summer 2023, but the ASC could open in late 2022.

4. New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is planning a 12-story tower that will specialize in spine surgery and joint replacement, for which it recently received a $35 million donation. Construction of the 100,000-square-foot facility is set to begin this year.

5. Rochester, N.Y.-based UR Medicine is developing a $240 million orthopedic campus. The 330,000-square-foot campus will be one of the country's largest for orthopedics. The campus's ASC is expected to be open by 2022, with the patient tower targeted for 2023.

6. In February, Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth broke ground on a $100 million facility that will be Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's Florida headquarters. The 12-story, 300,000-square-foot medical office building in Orlando, Fla., will be at AdventHealth's Health Village campus in Orlando, Fla.

7. Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center plans to open a $100 million hospital for orthopedic, reconstructive and plastic surgery in the fall. The 165,000-square-foot facility in Fairlawn, Ohio, will include 60 private patient rooms and 12 operating rooms equipped with Stryker's Mako system and the ExactechGPS system for joint replacement procedures.

8. Phoenix-based Banner Health is developing a $54 million orthopedic sports medicine center in Scottsdale, Ariz. The center, expected to open in late 2022, will include a surgery center and a physical therapy, imaging and a concussion center.

9. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., plans to begin construction of a $150 million spine and orthopedic hospital. The 72-bed hospital will have 10 operating rooms and include a medical office building and a surgery center. The facility is expected to open in January 2023.

10. Parkview Medical Center broke ground on a $58 million orthopedic hospital in Pueblo West, Colo., in November. Expected to open in April 2022, the hospital will have 30 beds and free up to 20 beds at the main campus in Pueblo, Colo.

11. Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare broke ground on its $144 million Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center in August. The facility will feature medical offices, a specialty surgery center and an orthopedic and spine hospital. Construction is set for completion in summer 2022.

12. The $250 million Orthopedic & Spine Tower at Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital is on course to open this summer. The facility will feature 24 operating rooms, 72 patient rooms and house the hospital's program for joint replacement patients.

13. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is developing a 12-operating room orthopedic hospital and two clinics as part of a $209.5 million expansion. Construction will begin this summer, with the hospital's opening expected by 2023.  

14. Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, is building a six-story spine and orthopedic tower that will cost $120 million. The center will treat spine, cranial neurosurgery and complex orthopedic trauma patients and will open by the first quarter of 2022.

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