Walsh Construction to build $232 million patient tower at Memorial Hospital of South Bend
South Bend, IN - Beacon Health System, owner and operator of Memorial Hospital of South Bend, has announced the launch of a $232 million initiative to construct a new 10-story patient bed tower on its downtown South Bend hospital campus.
Walsh Construction, one of the largest healthcare contractors in the United States, will lead the project's construction efforts, which are anticipated to last through Spring 2026. CannonDesign will serve as the lead architect for the project that will add 50 patient beds to the hospital and add a new prominent fixture to the city skyline.
When complete, the new tower will feature seven floors dedicated to patient care, along with a renovated and expanded Intensive Care Unit and additional renovated departments across the hospital campus. The project will expand hospital capacity and provide the latest technology to best care for the growing health care needs of South Bend community and allow patients to remain close to home for high acuity care.
"Walsh Construction is incredibly proud to partner with Beacon Health Systems and help deliver a new era of patient care in South Bend that will benefit residents across Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan,” said Tom Caplis, Vice President of Healthcare at Walsh Construction.
According to Beacon Health Systems, patient rooms will be larger, quieter and will have their own temperature controls, and they will be equipped with telemetry, remote monitored alarms and mobility lifts. Every room will also feature new dedicated family and visitor spaces.
“This is a transformational, once-in-a-generation project that will serve the growing health care needs of patients in our region for decades to come,” said Larry Tracy, President, Memorial Hospital. “Understanding how we play a critical role in serving the health needs of our community, we have spent thousands of hours examining how we will provide clinical care and improve our patient, family and staff experience in this facility.”
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