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Paris Regional Medical Center’s expansion at the north campus is starting to look a real building. But it’s also causing some temporary relocations.
“Although these are exciting times for us, we ask that the community bear with us during the next few months as we continue to see changes due to construction,” said CEO Bill Porter. “The end result will be a hospital that our community can be proud of and one that will provide services for many decades to come.”
The project, known as Northward Bound, is on schedule for completion this fall, according to PRMC Marketing Director Panissa Dor.
Until then, the south campus, the sixth-floor orthopedic unit has been moved to the fifth so Dubuis’ Long Term Acute Care Hospital can begin work on the sixth floor. This location will house all orthopedic patients for the time being. A 13-bed unit located on the west end of the north campus’ third floor has been opened for the medical patients that were on the fifth floor.
The temporary main entrance located on the back northeast corner of the north campus has been closed due to remodeling of the kitchen. The new temporary main entrance is now at the back northwest corner, which was the old ER entrance. The main entrance is open 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; after hours, the ER entrance is used.
The outpatient rehabilitation gym will move to the third floor on the north campus. Inpatient rehabilitation will also move to the third floor until the new facility is complete.
Check-in for outpatient rehabilitation services – occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy – will remain in the same location.
“This is just the beginning of many moves necessary for us to consolidate services on both campuses,” Porter said. “Again, we want to thank our patients, visitors, physicians and staff for their patience and support during the final stages of construction.”
Drywall hanging continues in the main addition. It’s nearly finished on the first floor. Exterior cladding continues and the exterior curtain wall glazing is nearly finished. The roof slab has been poured for the endoscopy addition,and the structure is complete. Emergency department and call center renovations are nearly done, and demolition is ongoing for remodeling of the kitchen and dining area.
There is still a fair amount of work to be done before the new space is occupied by early November.
“That is difficult to say at this at this point since we are in the middle of the project,” Dor said. “So basically, the completion of the addition, endo suites, OR suites, kitchen and dining area and imaging areas.”