Parkview Health leaders today (7/8/2013) announced a significant construction project on the Randallia campus. The $3.2 million project highlights include a new entrance, park, courtyard, and campus signage. Parkview Health leaders are also exploring additional work on the façade of the building as a potential phase two but the details of that work are still being refined. Construction begins on July 8 and is scheduled to be finished in December 2013.
This project will enhance other investments already made on the Parkview Randallia campus that have helped to increase capacity and have all been completed since the move to Parkview Regional Medical Center:
Parkview BridgeWays – An inpatient treatment unit suited to the needs of older adults who require specialized geriatric and psychiatric care.
Parkview Continuing Care Center – A senior services based care and rehab center helping patients regain mobility and independence after a hospital stay.
Vibra Hospital – A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) that provides a wide variety of specialized services focused on patients who need long-term specialized care.
“Before we moved our tertiary services to Parkview Regional Medical Center a little more than a year ago, we began evaluating how we could best invest in the Parkview Randallia campus,” said Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and affiliates. “Our commitment to the hospital, the neighborhood and the community is a top priority. This investment is needed and will help to improve the patient and visitor experience for all who step foot on the Randallia campus.”
At the same time this construction is taking place, there are other projects already underway on the Randallia campus including:
Parkview Center on Aging and Health – New services specialized in helping to improve the physical and mental health of our geriatric population. When opened, Parkview Center on Aging and Health will use evidence-based medicine to help improve patient outcomes including working with patients after hospitalization to facilitate optimal functioning and overall health preventative care.
VA Northern Indiana – Parkview Health is investing $5 million for the renovation of what will be a 27,000-square-foot outpatient mental health clinic housed in the former Parkview Cancer Center on the Randallia campus.
Parkview Center for Wound Healing – Scheduled to open soon, the Parkview Center for Wound Healing provides professional wound care services aimed at decreasing healing time for patients with conditions such as diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers, and ostomy-related skin problems.
“We’re regularly evaluating our master plan for the Randallia campus, looking for ways we can add new programs and services,” said Ben Miles, vice president of operations, Parkview Randallia. “Through market research, we are getting a better understanding of the needs in this community and it is our mission to address those needs with the appropriate services.”
During the construction, all services including the 24/7 Emergency Department will remain open. Signage will be placed throughout the campus to help redirect patients and visitors to minimize the impact the construction will have on their access to the facility.