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BOCA RATON — As Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s foundation approaches its $250 million goal as part of a growth campaign, city officials will weigh in on planned expansions.
When complete, the proposed Gloria Drummond Patient Tower will include new surgical suites and private patient rooms, according to a hospital spokesman. In the existing hospital building, shared rooms will be converted into private rooms.
Outdoor common areas like driveways, parking lots and sidewalks will also be renovated, which will bring additional parking spaces. A new 972-spot parking garage was recently completed. That garage will connect to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute once the new tower construction is complete.
The new Toby and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion is also under construction, which will offer outpatient surgery, physician offices and adjacent parking, once completed.
The new tower will feature a lobby with plans to include retail, dining, meeting space, outdoor courtyards and other conveniences for visitors.
The campaign has raised a little over $212 million raised out of its $250 million goal.
On Thursday, Boca Raton’s planning and zoning board will vote on zoning changes to accommodate the new tower, where it’s expected to pass. Then the city council will take up the matter for final approval.
The campus expansion will take several years and is expected to be completed in 2026. The other additions and renovations are expected to be completed in 2028.