Johns Hopkins Health System plans to open a $35 million expanded emergency department at Bayview Medical Center by January 2014, followed by a new oncology wing for its lung cancer treatment program.
Preliminary plans for the expansion at the eastern Baltimore campus — which eventually would also include a seven-story hospital tower — were presented for review Thursday to the city's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.
Bayview needs an expanded emergency department to meet growing community needs, said Michael Iati, senior director of architecture and planning for the health system. The project, to start by next fall, would enlarge the current facility by about 60 percent and would also include a pediatric emergency and inpatient section as well as adult observation beds, he said.
Hopkins is also moving its lung cancer program from the main East Baltimore campus and will house the treatment center in a new, $23 million oncology facility. It is expected to open by spring 2014.
The planned hospital tower, which has not yet been funded, would allow the current 348-bed hospital to offer private rooms to all patients.
In addition, Hopkins representatives plan to meet with community groups in coming weeks to discuss projects planned for the more than 100-acre campus.
Representatives are to return to the design panel next month to begin revising Bayview's master plan, which could set the stage for more growth at a site that will eventually be served by light rail.
The property "is one of the great untapped potentials in the city of Baltimore," M.J. "Jay" Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., told Hopkins representatives at Thursday's meeting. "I would like to hear some thinking about what might go there."