Vermont's Fletcher Allen Health Care is seeking approval to build a 128-bed building for patients to replace outdated facilities.
The medical center estimates the seven-story building would cost nearly $188 million and anticipates it would be occupied in September 2018.
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Fletcher Allen filed a certificate of need application on Monday with the Green Mountain Care Board, which would need to approve the 180,000-square-foot project.
The medical center says when completed, about 85 percent to 90 percent of Fletcher's medical/surgical beds will be in single-occupancy rooms and its most outdated rooms will be replaced. The project would not involve any increase in the number of inpatient beds — the approximate number of 447 staffed beds would be maintained.