Construction will soon be finished on a massive expansion project at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

United Health Services officials spent years planning to develop the Wilson Main Tower on Main Street on the north end of the existing hospital.

Work continued at the Wilson Main Tower site on May 14, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Work continued at the Wilson Main Tower site on May 14, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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John Carrigg, UHS president and CEO, said it's "a transformational, monumental project" for the healthcare organization. He said it is "the largest project in our history."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program on Tuesday, Carrigg said "we are very close to being complete on the first three floors" of the six-story structure.

A nighttime view of the Wilson Main Tower construction site on March 5, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A nighttime view of the Wilson Main Tower construction site on March 5, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The project provides a new emergency and trauma center for Wilson. It also includes 120 single-occupancy room and a new MRI suite.

There's no specific date for the entire tower facility to become fully operational. Carrigg said UHS will be doing some additional work with village officials, including the police and fire departments.

A few more details remain to be addressed with the state Department of Health and the state Department of Transportation before all aspects of the Wilson Main Tower are in service.

The east side of the Wilson Main Tower structure on May 14, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
The east side of the Wilson Main Tower structure on May 14, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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A public open house will be held on Saturday to offer area residents an opportunity to learn more about the new facility.

Carrigg said people are welcome to visit the site for tours and refreshments. The open house is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

John Carrigg in the "Binghamton Now" studio on May 14, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
John Carrigg in the "Binghamton Now" studio on May 14, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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LISTEN: UHS president and CEO John Carrigg discussed the Wilson Main Tower project and other initiatives on WNBF's Binghamton Now program on May 14, 2024.

VIDEO: A quick tour around the Wilson Main Tower project site on May 14, 2024.

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