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Children's Hospital announces $75M expansion

8:46 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR, Knoxville) East Tennessee Children's Hospital has announced it's expanding.

The plans include construction of a new five-story building next to the current facility and renovations within the current hospital once the new building is complete, for a total price tag of about $75 million.

The proposed site for the new building is on White Avenue between 20th and 21st streets.

Expansion highlights include a new 44-bed neonatal intensive care unit, enhanced family units and two floors of parking.

The groundbreaking is expected within the next 12 to 14 months. The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.

Officials say all services will continue to be offered at Children's Hospital during construction.

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