HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Huntington Hospital on Long Island is proposing to expand its emergency room with a new $50 million wing.

The 2-story addition would be connected to the existing 5-story building.

The hospital says the expansion will more than double the size of its emergency department.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1oxFsYS ) reports that construction is expected to begin early next year and completed a year later.

Funding for the expansion will come from multiple sources, including philanthropy.

The community hospital is a member of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com