The Regional Medical Center at Memphis’ board of directors Tuesday, July 24, approved $34.4 million in spending for two significant capital improvement projects: the expansions of the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center and the Turner Tower Complex.
Facility improvements to the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center include the renovation of its outdated Critical Care Assessment area. Square footage will be added, modernizing and increasing the amount of assessment space.
Renovation work is scheduled to begin soon and projected to be completed in December 2012.
The Turner Tower project will include the expansion of the Firefighters Regional Burn Center and the build-out of three vacant floors to relocate the inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery unit and acute care patient rooms.
The Turner Tower project includes more than 88,000 square feet and will be completed in stages over the next 18 months. The estimated completion date for the entire Turner Tower project is December 2013.
MED officials said the public hospital will file a Certificate of Need for the Turner Tower with the state within the next month, and approval is anticipated within four months.