Clinical Center News
June / July 2023

Building "facilities equal to our mission"

Groundbreaking for new hospital wing

NIH leaders at hospital groundbreaking ceremony
The National Institutes of Health had a formal groundbreaking for a new hospital addition on May 16, 2023. The event kicked off construction of a new Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine (SRLM) wing that will help facilitate the discovery of state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide range of diseases and conditions with the ultimate goal of finding cures.

The construction work will add 547,290 square feet to the NIH Clinical Center and renovate approximately 82,000 square feet of existing space. Work is anticipated to last until 2029. NIH and Health and Human Services leaders support these changes to modernize hospital facilities to ensure that the Clinical Center can continue to provide high-quality patient care alongside cutting-edge biomedical research.

"This effort was not about wanting new construction but simply about having facilities equal to our mission," said Clinical Center CEO, Dr. James Gilman, in his remarks.

Pictured at the groundbreaking is (left to right) Dr. Alfred Johnson, NIH deputy director for Management, Dr. Nina Schor, NIH deputy director for Intramural Research, Daniel Wheeland, NIH associate director for Research Facilities, Dr. James Gilman, Andrea Palm, deputy secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, acting NIH Director, Dr. Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D., acting principal deputy director of NIH, Courtney Aklin, NIH acting associate deputy director, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Chief of the National Cancer Institute's Surgery Branch.

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