By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

Hospital Remodel Hits New Phase

 

Kyla Burns / For the Courier

The view in front of the FMDH patient discharge entrance. Construction will keep the entrance closed for the coming months.

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital is beginning a new phase in their renovation process. As of press time, the hospital has sealed off the "patient discharge" entrance and exit in order to begin renovating the area that used to be physical therapy. Physical therapy and occupational therapy have now moved to the southwest corridor in the hallway going west from the dining room.

The current renovation will extend the building from the former physical and occupational therapy areas out to the current handicap parking area. An awning will be installed over the clinic entrance, and the interior, formerly occupied by physical and occupational therapy, will be renovated to accommodate the new Glasgow Clinic Specialty care services.

Noticeable changes for visitors to the clinic will be the west corridor, spanning from the current information desk to the patient discharge entrance, will be sealed with construction barriers along with the laboratory. The patient discharge entrance will be closed and all visitors to physical and occupational therapy, and cardiac rehab will need to use the administration entrance on the southwest corner of the building, or come through the south side employee entrance.


The current phase of the project will run for some time, but no services will be interrupted due to construction. The total scope of the project will ultimately affect the entirety of the hospital. Future plans include the laboratory, which will remain in its current location but will be optimized for the nature of the lab's work.

Radiology will get a small remodel as well and the entrance and waiting areas to radiology will now be on the west side of the building near the Glasgow Clinic, with future plans to also move and expand the emergency room and renovate the nurses' station. Changes have already occurred in the lower levels and with physical and occupational therapy.

See the map provided as a courtesy from FMDH.

 

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