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ABC6: Near capacity, with new neighbors, Grant looks to expand

Grant is growing! Last year, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center announced a $33.5 million expansion project to expand the existing Bone and Joint Center; improve trauma services with a third trauma bay and a new, dual helipad; and cardiology services.

Now, plans have been announced for an additional $17.4 million vertical expansion project to add a fourth floor to Grant, bringing an additional 34 patient rooms to the thriving, downtown hospital.

Recently, ABC6/FOX28 reporter Tom Bosco visited Grant to take a peek at some of the construction and learn more about the project. You can watch his story by clicking on the ABC6 logo.

Bosco spoke with Michael Lawson, president of Grant, who told him the hospital admits more than 20,000 patients a year and frequently, is near 80 percent capacity.

"That's a clear indicator of our need to increase our in-patient beds," Lawson told Bosco.  Grant is the busiest trauma center in the state of Ohio and also one of the busiest in the country. 

The new space will be nearly 25,000 square feet and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. It will be located on the corner of Grant Avenue and State Street, facing the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Columbus Business First reporter Carrie Ghose also covered the addition to the hospital. Her story may be read by clicking the newspaper’s logo.