Endoscopy Procedure Room
I’ve been a little delinquent in a blog post on current construction activity and that’s partially because construction activity has consumed a lot of my time. Below I will provide an update on current construction and provide details about next steps. For an abbreviated version skip to the bulleted pointed list below.
We are approaching crunch time for completion of new Endoscopy Department space and the second phase of Surgery renovation. The first phase of Surgery consisted of all new construction and provided for our 6 new operating rooms. Four of the six rooms are in service and once the next phase of surgery is complete we will be able to utilize all six OR’s. Once this phase of Surgery renovation is complete, the final phase of Surgery renovation will begin. The third, and final, phase includes renovation of the Surgery Waiting area and pre-op. During this phase, the Surgery Waiting Room will be temporarily be located in the old Emergency Department, the same space that was temporarily occupied by Lab.
The new Sleep Lab is on the home stretch as well and will be located in space that used to be occupied by the Emergency Department, near the new Outpatient Treatment Center and adjacent to Pulmonary Services on the first floor.
Renovation of the Pharmacy is almost complete. The Pharmacy includes a “clean area” that houses hoods for mixing chemotherapy and IV’s. The space requires very technical air exchanges to keep staff in the area safe and we are awaiting certification of the area. A company will come in and test air exchange, positive and negative pressure areas, and filtration. Once the certification is complete Pharmacy will be able to return to their space.
Work continues on the Right In / Right Out onto 7/13 highways as does work on the Outpatient Parking Island. The island is being modified to eliminate curbs and to add walkways to make the island safer for patients and visitors who are accessing our outpatient services. Both of these outside projects need a few days of sunny weather. The Right In / Right Out is scheduled to be complete by May 25 and the island modification should be finished by then as well. Both of these projects are weather dependent and the weather hasn’t cooperated as of late.
Sometime this summer work will begin on second floor in the space that was vacated by Endoscopy, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound. Eventually that area will house Information Technology and Education Departments.
Work will also begin on the first floor to provide additional space to Auxiliary just off the main hospital lobby. New space for the Development & Communications Department (the departments formerly known as Foundation and Marketing). Their new space will be located just outside of the new Human Resources space.
Here’s a bullet pointed list to summarize the above:
- Pharmacy returning to their permanent home within the next two weeks
- May 24, state inspection of new Endoscopy and Post Anesthesia / Recovery on first floor, plus re-opening of back corridor on first floor and opening of two additional OR’s.
- May 24, state inspection of new Sleep Lab on first floor.
- May 25, Right In / Right Out and Outpatient Parking Island completion (weather dependent)
- Early to Mid Summer work begins on second floor to accommodate new IT and Education space
- Early to Mid Summer work begins on first floor to accommodate additional space for Auxiliary and to create new space for Development & Communications