At more than 357,000 square feet, the new, seven-story Surgical Tower will be the largest single building on the UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill campus.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jan. 13, 2021 – Today UNC Hospitals celebrated a major milestone in the construction of our new Surgical Tower by holding a traditional “topping out” ceremony.
During construction, topping out is a builders’ tradition held when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
At more than 357,000 square feet, the new, seven-story Surgical Tower will be the largest single building on the UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill campus. When it opens in 2024, it will feature operating rooms that range from 650 to 1,000 square feet – almost double the size of our older spaces – enhanced pre-op and post-op rooms for patients, and comfortable spaces for their loved ones to wait during their procedure. It will also include a new 15-bed Observation Unit to support an efficient patient care plan.
Not only will the Surgical Tower provide more space for patients, families, visitors and providers, it will also provide room for UNC Hospitals to grow and innovate and to remain at the top of the field in surgical practice.
“This Surgical Tower will ensure that UNC Hospitals is able to provide excellent care and the latest technology for future generations of patients from our across the state,” said Janet Hadar, president of UNC Hospitals. “We are excited about the progress of this construction project, especially during a global pandemic. We look forward to the day we can open and begin caring for patients in this amazing new space.”
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UNC Health is comprised of UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill, ranked consistently among the best medical centers in the country; the UNC School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution; Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville; Chatham Hospital in Siler City; Johnston Health in Clayton and Smithfield; UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston; Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro; Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir; Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount; UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, UNC REX Healthcare and its provider network in Wake County; UNC Health Blue Ridge in the Morganton area; and the UNC Physicians Network. For more information, please visit www.unchealth.org