Woman’s Hospital has put its Goodwood campus up for sale, more than a year in advance of the medical facility’s move to a new site at Airline Highway and Pecue Lane. Beau Box Commercial Real Estate has the listing for the 24-acre site. The property has a $19 million list price. The facility includes a 300-bed hospital, a 140,000-square-foot medical office building, a 20,500-square-foot support services building, a mechanical plant and a parking garage with 776 spaces. Stan Shelton, senior vice president for new campus development, says he doesn’t think there have been any significant inquiries for the hospital building, but there have been some preliminary discussions about using the medical office building. Shelton says the office building and the parking garage are the parts of the hospital campus with the most value to a new owner. “It’s got to be pretty expensive to go in and retrofit a 42-year-old hospital building,” he says. The site could end up being subdivided, and the hospital demolished to allow for redevelopment, Shelton says. Woman’s isn’t counting on the sale of the old campus paying for the new facility. Any money generated would be lagniappe for the hospital, “so we can be patient and hopefully a good use that will benefit the community will bubble up,” he says. Woman’s is still on track to open its new campus in fall 2012. Shelton says within the next 60 days, the hospital will develop a final date for the opening. “We want to get far enough along so we’re immune to weather issues,” he says. —Timothy Boone
This story has been updated since it was first published
This week’s poll question: How long will the bulk of the old Woman’s Hospital campus remain on the market?