Methodist University Hospital has broken ground on its $280M master campus development in Memphis, Tennessee. The project will involve the construction of a 40,900sq m tower that will create room to upgrade services within the hospital, and incorporate modern medical technology.

The development will also include the construction of a new parking plaza with 700 parking spaces, and the demolition of the Crews Wing to make way for two gardens.

Methodist Healthcare chief operating officer and president Michael Ugwueke said: “Our master campus plan will be a catalyst for transforming health care for patients in Memphis, the Mid-South and beyond.

“The new tower will be designed to provide significant improvement in the patient care experience by enhancing flow and efficiency. The centralization of transplant services and the opening of a new cancer center will continue to advance our mission of providing high-quality healthcare to all patients.”

Work on the campus is anticipated to be complete in the first quarter of 2019.