LAFAYETTE — The Lemoine Co. has completed the frame for its $53 million expansion and renovation project at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The project includes construction of a parking garage with 343 spaces, expanded emergency room and surgical area.
Work began in October 2012. The first phase is expected to be completed in April 2014. Phase two, which includes the expansion and renovation of the emergency room and surgical area, is scheduled for completion in late summer 2014.
Wills Hoover, Lemoine’s project manager, said crews will now work on walls, electrical and plumbing work, flooring and millwork.
Marie Lukaszeski, who is managing the project for the hospital, said the entrance will house 17 emergency treatment rooms, including special areas for critical care, trauma treatment and psychiatric evaluation.
She said the 45,000-square-foot, second-floor surgical area will have 11 operating rooms of roughly twice the size of current operating rooms and two new rooms for minor procedures.
The current surgical area has about 21,000 square feet of space.