Johns Hopkins Hospital
will spruce up and modernize its 122-year-old main building once it opens its massive new twin towers.
Completed in 1889, the hospital’s iconic, bright-red Queen-Anne-style building will undergo a three-year renovation that will begin in the summer, says Ted Chambers, administrator for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
The hospital’s $1 billion expansion, which includes separate wings for cardiovascular and pediatric care, will be completed in November and open in April. It has been under construction since 2006.
Chambers says the hospital does not yet have an estimate as to how much the renovation of the old hospital will cost. A good chunk of the building will be converted to office space for faculty and staff. The conversion will include the children’s center since the new hospital will include a new children's hospital.
The old hospital will also house training for nursing and other clinical staff.
Writer: Julekha Dash
Source: Ted Chambers, Johns Hopkins Hospital