In keeping with our commitment to improve the health of the community, Mease Countryside Hospital is responding to the area’s growth with a major expansion and renovation plan. Designed to create continuous platforms of care that support clinical excellence, our goal is to improve patient-centered care and the family experience as well as increase private patient rooms.

The major expansion includes a new 4-story tower and a parking garage. This expansion cost will total $156 million.

Progress Update

Construction in Hospital Main Parking Lot Begins July 20

To build a landing structure for the elevated pedestrian bridge that will connect the new parking garage to the hospital, construction will begin Friday, July 20.

This work will impact the main hospital parking and parking lot entrance:

  • A portion of the parking lot (outlined in green on the map) will be permanently closed starting Friday, July 20. View the parking map.
  • Construction work will close the main parking lot entrance Saturday, July 21. Visitors and physicians may enter through the Medical Arts Building parking lot entrance.
  • Construction work will partially close the eastbound lane of Mease Drive from Monday, July 23 – August 3. Personnel will be on site to assist with traffic control. Mil-Ray Drive is also a good alternative to connect to and from McMullen Booth Road and Mease Drive.

Parking Garage

The new 950-space parking garage that is part of Mease Countryside’s major expansion and renovation project is moving forward with the stairwell tower and other elements in place. When complete at the end of 2018, the parking garage will feature an elevated walkway across Mease Drive to create a more connected hospital campus.

New Tower

In November 2018, the second stage of the expansion will begin – with a four-story patient tower, increasing the number of private hospital rooms from 31 percent to 82 percent. The new tower will include:

  • 70 private patient rooms
  • 30-bed observation unit adjacent to the Emergency Room
  • Critical care services combined into one cohesive unit with eight additional progressive care facilities
  • Women’s care increasing number of patient rooms and more Level II Neonatal Intensive Care beds
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgical services aligned into one space
  • Expanded inpatient pharmacy
  • New outpatient chemotherapy and infusion services
  • New endoscopy unit

Patient and visitor comfort is also part of the design with an outdoor courtyard with dining and seating areas, a children’s play space and a water feature offering visitors with a relaxing area that incorporates natural elements.

The new parking garage is beginning to take shape.