Hôpital Libanais-Geitaoui is expanding its premises situated in Ashrafieh to now include a new building adjacent to the existing location. The investment, which would be completed in 2016, would cost circa US$ 20 million, as per newswires.
The same sources added that the expansion would boost the number of beds from its current level of 160 to a total of 275 beds. The new establishment would have an area of 14,000 square meters and boast 13 floors of which five would be underground levels. The building would include a parking for 350 cars.
The new development would generate some 200 new jobs, increasing the number of staff at the hospital to 600, as per newswires.
Also, the new building would feature lecture halls capable of accommodating up to 300 students. In parallel, the hospital will sign a five-year agreement with the Lebanese University’s medical school. According to the terms, the Lebanese University would support the hospital in developing medical services and funding research programs. The hospital will, in turn, enroll faculty students for training. The agreement aims to boost the medical services and increase the academic level of the hospital. There will also be a cooperation between the hospital’s library and the university.
Lebanon Weekly Monitor – Bank Audi