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Memphis, Tennessee,
04:50 PM

Big Delivery for Methodist University Hospital's New Tower

Beginning the week of May 8th, seven girders measuring 76 feet long and 10 feet tall and weighing more than 72,000 pounds will be delivered to the construction site at Methodist University Hospital. The girders will extend over Eastmoreland Ave. between the existing emergency room and the new tower.

The $280 million master campus plan is one of the largest transformation projects in the history of the Memphis Medical District. It will elevate healthcare for Memphis and the Mid-South.

The project includes a 440,000 square foot addition in the form of a tower, which will create room to upgrade services within the hospital, as well as provide state-of-the-art medical technology. The upgrade of services consolidates oncology, transplant and outpatient programs into a new centralized area that will increase efficiency for medical staff and caregivers while improving the healthcare experience for patients, family and visitors.

Highlights of the $280 million master campus plan include:

• Consolidation of all transplant services into a two-floor inpatient/outpatient comprehensive Transplant Institute.

• Combining the West Cancer Center location on Union Avenue with hospital-based inpatient and surgical services, creating one comprehensive cancer center.

• State-of-the-art patient tower featuring large private rooms and enhancing efficiency for physicians and nurses.

• Consolidating outpatient care in the new tower, making these services easily accessible from the newly constructed parking plaza.

• Newly constructed parking plaza provides 700 parking spaces for safe access directly into the new patient tower. Valet parking will continue to be provided for the convenience of patients, family members and visitors.

• Demolition of the Crews Wing will allow space for two gardens which will provide greenspace and a healing environment for patients and families.

The project is expected to be completed in 2019. For the latest construction updates and to watch the construction live feed, visit