On Saturday, Chambersburg Hospital in Franklin County began moving patients into its new $100 million, 171-bed King Street addition.
The nonprofit hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, broke ground on the project in July 2010. Its total licensed bed count will remain at 240, with plans still in process for some of the existing wing of the hospital.
Each room in the addition is private, with more space for guests. Other features include Wi-Fi access, flat-screen televisions offering cable and Internet access, and the work of local artists, including a nature photo by retired radiologist Dr. T. Toe Thane in each patient room.
Private rooms have been shown to aid healing, the hospital said, and room costs will not be affected by the addition.
The new wing was designed by Missouri-based HBE Corp., which the hospital described as "the nation's largest and most experienced designer of healthcare facilities."
Contractors who worked on the new wing are Bragunier Masonry Contractors, Charles E. Brake Co., Crown, David H. Martin Excavating, Ellsworth Electric, Kelly Roofing & Insulating, Maryland Millwork, R. A. Hill, Waggoner Construction and William A. Brindle Associates.