Bucks County Herald

New milestone reached in construction of heart center



The final rendering of Doylestown Health’s Heart and Vascular Center.

The renovation and expansion of Doylestown Health’s Richard A. Reif Heart Institute reached a milestone as steel beams are now being erected for the new building.

Construction crews continue to work on the new patient-centered, state-of-the-art facility set to open on the Doylestown Hospital campus in fall 2019. Giant cranes will continue erecting steel through September.

The new Heart and Vascular Center will bring Doylestown Health’s staff of cardiothoracic and endovascular surgeons, electrophysiologists and interventional and medical cardiologists under one roof and meet the growing demand for advanced heart and vascular services in the community.

The approximately 100,000-square-foot building will have expanded treatment areas and 30 new private rooms. A new hybrid operating suite, renovated cath and electrophysiology labs and a central atrium to access all cardiovascular services are part of the design.

The third floor will house the Center for Critical Care Medicine and feature 30 private, universal ICU beds.

The construction site is a visual reminder of the transformation of Doylestown Health to meet its second century as a comprehensive, community-based independent health system. In addition to the Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Doylestown Health’s plans include:

– A new Outpatient Pavilion to be built on the hospital’s campus, outfitted with signature highly-specialized outpatient services and a dedicated Ambulatory Surgery Center; groundbreaking is slated for the fall.

– Renovation and expansion of Doylestown Hospital’s surgical suites to accommodate the latest technologies, equipment and procedures.

– Construction of a new Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community with an indoor pool, fitness center, auditorium, learning spaces and dining venues. Phase I (dining) will open in September; Phase II (fitness center) will open in the spring of 2019.

– A new main entrance, wayfinding and Community Education Center on the hospital campus for the 2023 centennial celebration of the health system.

A $75 million public fundraising campaign supports the future of the health system. The “One Vision” campaign, launched publically on June 1, recently surpassed the $30 million mark and will continue through the health system’s centennial in 2023.




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