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FAHC looking to expand

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Fletcher Allen Health Care is looking to expand.

The hospital is looking to replace aging buildings on its campus with a new in-patient facility with private rooms. The plan also calls for a new maternity ward and a research center. Hospital officials say the plan is in the earliest stages, but initial estimates put the price tag at about $120 million.
   
The last major expansion at Fletcher Allen was the addition of an ambulatory care center and a parking garage that opened in 2005. That project was shrouded in scandal after hospital officials hid the true cost. The $400 million price tag was more than double what state regulators had approved.

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