Mass. General plans record $498M expansion

In part due to backups in its emergency room, which often boards patients who can't find beds, Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital is moving ahead with the most expensive hospital project in the history of the state. The hospital will construct a $498 million, 10-story building next to its entrance, adding 150 beds and 19 operating rooms. The new facility comes as hospital capacity across the state shrinks. Since 1985, the number of hospitals in the state has fallen from 113 to 76.

To learn more about the project:
- read this article from The Boston Globe

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