St. John's Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of new
expanded facilities in oncology, obstetrics, and surgical services, beginning
March 20, 2014. "This state-of-the-art building project represents
the modernization of three vital hospital service areas and the construction
of a new utility plant to provide energy for the entire hospital campus.
Whether it's for cancer treatment, surgery, or to deliver a baby,
patients will greatly benefit from the comfort, privacy, and technology
these new spaces provide," said CEO Lou Hochheiser, MD.
In total, the expansion comprised approximately 25,000 square feet of
new facilities and the complete renovation of 10,000 square feet of existing
hospital clinical areas. The new Oncology Pavilion offers patients comfort
and privacy in a newly constructed cancer center, with six infusion bays
and two private exam/treatment rooms. The new Family Birth Center features
private patient rooms for labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum care.
Patient rooms include private tubs for comfort during labor and ample
space for family members, and the expanded nursery includes specialty
equipment for newborns requiring extra support. For surgical services,
three operating suites will be outfitted with state-of-the-art integrated
operating room technology and equipment, including surgical equipment
booms, video monitors for viewing diagnostic images, and LED lights for
a cooler environment and better visibility.
"We look forward to celebrating this milestone with a public ribbon
cutting ceremony and open house later this year," said Hochheiser.
"I want to thank all of the professionals who helped with this project,
from conception to completion, and express my gratitude for the patience
of patients, physicians, hospital staff, and visitors during construction.
In addition, this project would not have been possible without community
support, including leadership gifts to the St. John's Hospital Foundation
from Jane and Chuck Kusek, Lou and John Furrer, the St. John’s Medical
Center Auxiliary, and the Teton Pines Women’s Golf Association."
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