Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital is seeking approval from the state for a $77.6 million expansion, according to an article on the Modern Healthcare article.
The 894-bed hospital is looking to add 49 new beds and construct a three-story building that would connect its Feinberg and Galter pavilions.
A lack of inpatient and observation care beds have led the hospital to keep patients in the emergency department longer, according to the hospital's application.
The practice has caused the hospital to go on bypass, or stop accepting patients who arrive by ambulance.
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