Las Palmas Medical Center recently celebrated the start of construction on a new hospital tower and helipad. This $63-million investment will include a 90,000-square-foot vertical expansion—three new stories above the hospital’s intensive care unit located across the street from the main hospital tower. 

While this early phase of construction requires Hague Street to be closed, the exceptional care provided by the emergency services team at Las Palmas Medical Center has not been disrupted.

During construction, all entrances to the emergency department are accessible, including the front entrance via Rim Road, the skyway entrance connected to the main hospital and the entrance on Oregon Street. 

Parking for the emergency department is accessible at the corner of Rim Road and North Mesa Street. There is also additional parking in the garage across from the emergency department on Rim Road, between Oregon Street and North Mesa Street. 

The newly constructed third floor will house a 35-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is an increase of 23 beds from the existing 12-bed NICU. This floor will also have eight ante- and postpartum rooms. 

The new fourth floor will consist of two C-section suites; eight labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms; and 17 ante- and postpartum rooms. This expansion will increase the unit by 12 beds for a total of 33 women’s services beds in the women’s tower. The fifth floor creates capacity for future growth.

Read more about the hospital’s expansion plans here.