UNM to Build New Adult-Care Hospital

Jun 12, 2012

The University of New Mexico is planning to start construction on a $146 million adult-care hospital west of its current hospital. The Albuquerque Journal reports that plans for the construction this fall is slated to go before regents for approval Tuesday.

UNM hospitals chief executive officer Steve McKernan says if all goes according to plan, the six-story, 96-bed hospital will open in July 2014.

The hospital, about 185,000 square feet, will be located on the west end of the Health Sciences Center, north of Lomas and south of Indian School between University Boulevard and Interstate 25. It will include radiology and lab services, a pharmacy, respiratory therapy and short- and long-term acute care.

A 65,000-square-foot medical office building that will include eye and cardiovascular clinics will be built next door.