Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital on Aug. 31 broke ground on the Adams Neurosciences Center 16 months after the project was announced, according to the Hartford Courant.
Construction of the $838 million, 505,000-square-foot center project was initially slated for spring 2021, but the pandemic forced the hospital to delay the plans.
Based on the St. Raphael campus, the neuroscience center will be the "largest single healthcare project in the history of Connecticut," Charles Matouk, MD, vice chair of neurosurgery at Yale School of Medicine, told the publication.
The campus will feature a seven-story building above the McGivney Surgery Center, which specializes in joint replacement procedures, and another eight-story building nearby. Treatment for neurological diseases including stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease will be centered in the two towers.
The one-stop-shop for neurologic care will feature a neurosurgical operating area with several operating rooms and a third biplane operating room, David Hafler, MD, chair of the hospital's neurology department, told the Hartford Courant. "The ability to move patients from the emergency room to proper treatment for stroke, where time is brain, the epilepsy, the monitoring unit, all will be state of the art and just absolutely terrific," he said.