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Lancaster General Health Frederick Building

Lancaster General Health is again investing in the future of healthcare in downtown Lancaster through a new, six-story expansion of Lancaster General Hospital (LGH). The Frederick Building will enable the hospital to provide all private patient rooms. Among LGH’s current 533 inpatient beds, 142 are located in semi-private rooms. The Frederick Building will occupy the northeast corner of the hospital, near Lime and Frederick streets.

Single-patient rooms have become the industry standard in new construction of acute-care facilities in the United States. Private rooms reduce the possibilities for infection, facilitate nurses' and healthcare workers’ ability to do their jobs efficiently, provide adequate spaces for family members to participate in the healing process of the patients, and afford a greater measure of privacy for the delivery of bedside treatments and for sensitive discussions with healthcare personnel. Private-room design also reduces noise levels and traffic in and out of patient rooms and contributes to a reduction in patient stress levels, which in turn results in faster healing time for patients.

The Frederick Building will rise a total of eight stories, and will contain 66 new private inpatient rooms and space for additional rooms for future use as demand requires. As these rooms become available to patients, the current 71 semi-private rooms in other hospital buildings will be converted to private rooms or other facilities. The overall number of beds at LGH will remain the same as today.

On April 12, the last beam was signed by over 1,500 LG Health employees and community members and placed into the $67.3 million building at a topping-off ceremony. The Frederick Building will open in summer 2018.



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