NIH Breaks Ground for New Wing at the Clinical Center
NIH Begins Construction of New Wing at the Clinical Center with Groundbreaking Ceremony
The new wing at the Clinical Center will accommodate three departments: perioperative medicine, radiology and imaging sciences, and laboratory medicine.
It will also include labs and patient service areas for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
The construction aims to modernize the facilities and enhance patient care while supporting advanced biomedical research.
The design of the new wing allows for efficient operations of the hospital and minimizes disruptions to campus roads and infrastructure.
NCI labs, workspaces, and offices currently located in the west laboratory wing of the Clinical Research Center will be relocated to the upper floors of the new wing once completed.
The existing wing will undergo renovation to provide continuous space for the two departments, with the new floors extending from the existing wing into the new addition.
The lower level of the new wing will be dedicated to NHLBI's Catheterization Laboratory.
The new facilities will enable a multidisciplinary approach to patient care over an extended period.
The improvements will benefit the department of laboratory medicine, allowing staff to handle challenging conditions like flooding while safeguarding equipment and continuing their duties.
The new wing is expected to open in 2029.