From 2004-2010, UAMS experienced a period of growth unprecedented in its long history. More than $425 million in new or expanded facilities was completed, transforming the campus and increasing its capacity for patient care, research and education.
The completed projects included a new hospital, a 12-floor expansion to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building, a five-floor expansion to the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, a new Residence Hall and renovation of former Arkansas State Hospital buildings to house the UAMS College of Health Related Professions. A new energy plant and a new parking deck also were built.
The period of growth has not finished as new projects are under way.
Construction started in 2010 on a four-floor expansion to the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.
Planning is under way for renovation work on 24,000-square-feet in the former hospital building for the new UAMS Center for Clinical and Translational Research.
Growth has not been confined to the UAMS main campus in Little Rock. Renovation work continues on the facility in Fayetteville that houses the new UAMS Northwest regional campus.