As the community grows so too does the hospitalSuffolk, VA (June 10, 2010)
Next week is moving day at Sentara Obici Hospital. With the completion of the new patient bed tower at the backside of the hospital, patients will begin to occupy the new space beginning June 15th.
Plans call for the transfer of orthopedic and surgical patients from the existing third floor patient care unit to the new first floor addition on Tuesday, June 15th. This will be followed with the transfer of cardiac patients to the second floor of the new wing on Wednesday, June 16th.
The $22.4 million investment provides 48 all-private rooms in the 63,480 square foot bed tower. Construction has been underway since 2008. This addition will increase the hospital’s bed capacity to 168 beds when fully implemented.
“With the growth in the community, our goal was to serve our emergency room patients requiring admission more quickly while also expanding our capacity to serve orthopedic, surgical, and cardiac inpatients,” according to Phyllis Stoneburner, Vice President of Patient Care Services. “This represents an exciting time of growth at Sentara Obici Hospital
and for the community.”
Since the merger of Sentara Healthcare and Louise Obici Memorial Hospital in 2006, Sentara has opened two additional sites in Western Tidewater—Sentara BelleHarbour
outpatient facility in northern Suffolk in 2008 and the Sentara St. Luke’s
site in Isle of Wight County earlier this year. “Each site is further evidence of Sentara’s commitment to elevating the standard of care in western Tidewater and offering residents a new experience in healthcare,” according to Mark Szalwinski, Corporate Vice President of the Peninsula & Western Tidewater region.
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