Wesley Medical plans to build children's hospital in Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wesley Medical Center plans to open a $28 million children's hospital on its main campus in Wichita.

Wesley officials said Thursday the hospital, which will be attached to its current building, will offer 30 private rooms for pediatric patients and 16 private intensive care rooms.

Bill Voloch, interim president and CEO at Wesley, says the current hospital has 12 pediatric intensive care unit rooms but eight are not private.

Construction could to start as early as June and be completed within 12 to 18 months.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1D3ipzG ) the new hospital could offer 40 to 50 new jobs in the next five years.

Currently, the closest children's hospitals to Wichita are in Kansas City and Oklahoma City.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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