DALLAS (AP) — The board of Parkland Memorial Hospital has approved design changes to add space for the planned new $1.3 billion Dallas County public hospital.
The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/Xg4bWG ) reports the update approved Tuesday means adding two floors atop a planned loading dock. The extra space will help accommodate the hospital's 45,000-square-foot biochemistry lab amid greater patient demand.
The board also approved placing several outpatient clinics in a vacant warehouse on the new campus and reusing two older buildings as additional outpatient clinics. Improvement costs will be covered by the hospital's 2014 and 2015 capital budgets.
Voters in 2008 approved a new hospital to replace the structure built in 1954. Construction began two years ago.
President John F. Kennedy was transported to Parkland after being fatally shot on Nov. 22, 1963.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com