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Carilion announces $300M expansion in Roanoke

Carilion Clinic on Wednesday announced a $300 million expansion to Roanoke Memorial Hospital that includes a new tower to care for emergency and heart patients, a new behavioral health hospital across Jefferson Street and a parking garage and pedestrian skyway to connect it all.

The expansion that will rise on the former Crystal Spring tennis courts is part of Carilion’s plan to invest $1 billion over the next seven years on capital improvements, including $200 million to equip the new buildings.

The plans were shared Sunday with Carilion’s boards and leadership. Arner, CEO Nancy Agee, Chief Financial Officer Don Halliwill and Chief Medical Officer Patrice Weiss discussed the plans during an interview in advance of the public announcement that was made Wednesday morning after Carilion employees were notified of the expansion.

The hospital addition, called Crystal Spring Tower, will be built just south of Roanoke Memorial on the site of the city’s former tennis courts. Plans call for two or three floors of underground parking that will be topped with six or seven floors of clinical space. The existing emergency room will expand into new space and have 95 beds.

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