About MGH Expansion Project
555 Fruit Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
The project plans call to build a 12-story structure for 450 single-bed rooms housed in a pair of connected towers. The new building is a “much-needed, vital structure that will enable the MGH to deliver 21st-century care in a 21st-century environment.
The new additions will be located entirely within MGH’s current campus, with a facade along Cambridge Street, extending from North Grove Street (the main hospital entrance) to Blossom Street and going back to Parkman Street.
Single-bed rooms are the national standard of care for new hospital construction as they offer privacy, space for families, and a quiet environment for patients to recover. Currently, 38 percent of MGH’s beds are in single rooms, which is far less than most other hospitals in Boston and lagging well behind national peer institutions.
MGH, which is owned by Partners Healthcare, will file a letter of intent with city planners at the Boston Planning & Development Agency today. The hospital’s major development project is slated to start in 2020 and completed by 2026.