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Parkridge Medical Center Begins Renovations to Improve Patient Flow

Parkridge Health System October 27, 2016

Parkridge Medical Center has begun its most significant renovation and modernization in 20 years. The $62 million project, taking place in two phases, will target areas of the hospital providing direct patient care. The changes will improve the patient flow process and allow Parkridge Medical Center to continue providing the highest level of care in a patient friendly environment.

Master Facility Plan Phase I

  • Build new lab in Plaza 2
  • Increase number of bays in PACU
  • Add four new operating rooms; upgrades to existing surgery areas
  • Renovate physician and staff lockers in surgery

Master Facility Plan Phase II

Plans for Phase II are currently under development and include a bump-out in the front of the hospital, relocation of imaging, the addition of another cath lab, modifications to the cardiac recovery unit and upgrades to registration.

To keep you informed of construction progress and departmental moves, be sure to watch for these updates. Here are the first steps in these structural and process improvements.

  • Human Resources moved from the area beside the first floor elevators to the 5th floor of the Diagnostic Center. The old HR area will house the Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) department once renovations are completed later this year.
  • Construction is underway on the second floor of the Plaza Two medical office building for the Laboratory. A part of the physician parking lot on the ground floor of Plaza Two is blocked off due to the construction. This should be completed late January 2017, and the Laboratory will move to its new home.
  • In the area that used to house the Medical Records Department (now called Health Information Management) will be renovated and the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) will move into this area around mid to late November.

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