BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Major expansion plans are officially in the works for SheehanHealth Network in Buffalo.
It's an expansion that stretches more than 18,000 squarefeet.
Interim CEO of Sheehan Health Network, Lucille Sheedy, announcedplans to renovate and expand the facility, by the end of the year,doubling it's current capacity.
This pictures displayed at Tuesday's news conference show theplans for a more modern and welcoming front entrance.
As a result of the renovations Sheehan will be only the 2ndhospital in the state to become what's called a patient-centeredmedical home.
"One of the hopes is by expanding and having easy access, itwill reduce the amount of people that show up in the emergencyroom, because a lot of those people need primary care," saidLucille Sheedy.
Sheehan expects to hire at least two more doctors.
A $2 million state grant will be used to renovate the centuryold hospital.
The construction will begin in a couple of weeks and wrap up inDecember.
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