Wednesday, June 17th was a day the nursing staff of Memorial Hospital have long been waiting for. Ground was broken outside the hospital, officially marking the beginning of the construction of a new nurses station.
The hospital accepted bids for this project and Stokes Construction won the contract. Tim Gescheidle is the architect for the renovation. The nursing station is his second project for the hospital. This project will include gutting the existing nursing station, and knocking out an existing exterior wall leading to the new complex. The expanded and improved area will contain a larger nurses station, a conference and break room and additional offices for medical staff.
When completed this will add an additional 2400 square feet to the hospital. IT is scheduled to be complete in the middle of January 2010. Chuck Norris, CEO stated "this current nurses station was constructed in 1978. It is the only department that has not been renovated in the hospital, and it desperately needs it. This will be a great addition."
"It's important to have a healthcare facility in your community, " said Norris. "Hospitals can't operate with out nurses and doctors and they deserve all the help we can give them," Everyone in the hospital will benefit from this nurses station staff and patients. We hope to continue to grow and offer better services to our community.