‘It’s this sort of renaissance that’s happening’: Carilion looks ahead to $1 billion worth of growth in next decade
Economic leaders are promising lots of growth in the Roanoke Valley in the 2020s. A big reason for that is healthcare and Carilion Clinic is expected to lead the charge.
All the growth that’s happened at Carilion in the last decade set the stage for where the not-for-profit is today, set to spend $1 billion on projects over just the next seven years.
President and CEO Nancy Agee said they’re heading into the decade with a vision focused on fulfilling patient’s needs and driving success for all of Southwest Virginia.
“We’ve accomplished more than we even imagined,” Agee said. “It’s this sort of renaissance that’s happened, happening and it’s given us a lot of pride.”
Signs of progress are popping up around Carilion’s campus.
“Buildings are just a reflection of what happens, it’s more the care,” Agee said.
Projects in the works right now include one of the most transformational in Carilion’s history. A $500 million expansion of Roanoke Memorial Hospital will add to the emergency department and the cardiovascular institute, build a new behavioral health facility and improve parking.
On top of that, there’s a $30 million project to transform a vacant store at Tanglewood Mall into a new space for Carilion Children’s.
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