Boston hospitals are gearing up for a major expansion of their surgical suites after years in which the number of surgeries remained static.
The hospital announced on Tuesday that it will begin constructing a new surgical suite for the Newton Wellesley Medical Center in the heart of Boston’s financial district.
The Newton building was built by the City of Boston and has been undergoing renovations since the 1980s.
The new suite will open in the fall of 2020.
The new suite, which is designed to accommodate more patients, will house about 1,400 surgical beds and will include two new operating rooms, a new ventilator, and a new waiting room, according to a press release.
The hospital also will be building a new neonatal intensive care unit.
The city also plans to invest more than $500 million in a new public library system.
The news comes a few weeks after Boston HealthCare announced it was relocating its operations to a new location in the city’s North End.
The move will allow Boston to more quickly provide care to those in the hospital and its residents.