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Hopkins Hospital opens new building

By EMILY HERMAN | October 16, 2014

The Johns Hopkins Hospital unveiled the renovated Nelson/Harvey buildings, which include 136 new private patient rooms and sleeping accommodations and respite areas for patients’ family members, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

Patients will begin moving into the new rooms next Tuesday. The renovations are part of the hospital’s redevelopment initiative to convert all of their patient rooms to private accommodations with an emphasis on comfort and modernization.

The Nelson/Harvey buildings will primarily house patients in the Department of Medicine, as well as the Departments of Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Cardiology.

“We want patients to have first-class care, and that starts the moment they step on our campus,” Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said. “A lot of thought and care has gone into this project, and it shows.”

The Nelson/Harvey renovations were modeled to emulate the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Shiekh Zayed Tower, which houses the Heart and Vascular Institute. Those buildings opened in May 2012 after one of the largest hospital construction projects in U.S. history.

The last phase in the hospital’s redevelopment initiative is the renovation of the Meyer Building, which will offer 48 new private rooms and 18 rehabilitation rooms by mid-2016. Construction is slated to begin next month.

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