The Mount Nittany Health System Board approved the development of a new 10-floor, 300,000 sq. ft. addition to the Mount Nittany Medical Center. The new patient tower will transform the patient and staff experience. It will include 168 private patient rooms, which will operate in combination with private rooms in the existing hospital, so all patients will have a private room. In addition, the new tower will include telemetry capabilities, outpatient clinics, point-of-care registration, enhanced dining and food service preparation, outdoor space for patients, visitors, and staff, a modernized data center, a central utility plant, a 171-space parking deck and walkway, and improved storage space.