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Can we afford all this fancy hospital expansion?

Cooper Hospital in Camden opens its fancy new, $220 million, 10-story, half-vacant Pavilion today amid a drop in patient payouts and a hospital building boom that's going to cost taxpayers, insurers and employers money as government-backed construction bonds are paid off for decades to come.

In a yawning recession, with patient payments falling, Cooper Hospital in Camden opens its fancy new, half-vacant, $220 million, 10-story Pavilion today amid a hospital building boom that's going to cost taxpayers, insurers and employers as government-backed construction bonds are paid off for decades to come. Read more in the PhillyDeals column in today's print Inquirer.

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