Business Journal: Mercy Hospitals Expanding
Catholic Healthcare West has big plans for its small hospital in Folsom.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
The parent organization for the Mercy hospitals broke ground last week on a new emergency pavilion with 25 beds at its Folsom hospital. But that’s just the beginning. Plans show that nearly a quarter billion dollars may be spent on that facility over the next 15 years, expanding to more than 300 beds. That includes both a medical surgery unit and a tower for inpatients. The project would rival Kaiser Permanente’s plan for a larger, 430-bed hospital at the Broadstone Shopping Center near Highway 50. Folsom’s Mercy hospital will likely be serving a population area 50% larger by the time its expansion ends.