The Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board has approved Huntsville Hospital's plan for a new multi-story bed tower.
The $150 million West Bed Tower is being built to meet growing patient demand.
The tower will be built along Gallatin Street starting in early 2019.
According to officials with Huntsville Hospital, the construction is expected to take nearly two years.
The tower will hold 72 private patient rooms and 24 operating rooms. There will also be shelled-in space for future needs.
It will be located across from the hospital's front entrance and will be connected by an elevated walkway.
Hospital leaders decided to increase the number of operating rooms after Toyota-Mazda chose Huntsville to house their auto plant.
The new tower isn't the only construction happening at the hospital.
Right now, crews are working on a new 600-space parking deck.
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