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Memorial Hospital: Expanding To Meet Community Healthcare Needs

Construction Graphic

A drawing of the new three-story medical complex that will be constructed on the Memorial Hospital campus beginning in October 2012.

Visionary efforts to expand community healthcare services at Memorial Hospital will soon be marked by a new three-story facility to accommodate an expansion of the Personal Care Home as well as provide office space for the growing Community Health Associates LLC physician group.

"In keeping with the hospital's mission, this new construction will provide beautiful facilities for medical services that will enhance the quality of life of residents, patients and families in the communities we serve," says Jeff Russell, hospital spokesman.

"Expanding the Personal Care Home living space will help meet the needs of individuals who are now on a waiting list," Russell said. "The new Personal Care Home accommodations will be spacious and residents will be encouraged to decorate as they please. Residents can bring their own furniture with them to add a more home-like atmosphere."

"Community Health Associates LLC is a growing medical practice that has maximized existing space. Physicians are currently located in three different areas on the hospital campus. By consolidating the Community Health Associates LLC physician group practice into one facility, patients will enjoy easier access and better parking," he said.

Community Health Associates LLC provides family and internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecological care, general and vascular surgery, and ear, nose, and throat care.

The Community Health Associates LLC offices located in the communities of Wyalusing and Dushore will remain open and unaffected by the new construction.

The new 32,000 square foot building will be constructed at the southern end of the existing Personal Care Home facility on the Memorial Hospital campus.

Construction will include 106 parking spaces for convenient access for patients coming to the new facility to see their doctors.

Project Highlights

  • A beautiful three-story, 32,000 square foot facility designed to blend with existing architecture.
  • The first floor will expand the existing Personal Care Home with14 single occupancy rooms and three double occupancy rooms. Rooms on the west side of the structure will include private balconies.
  • The two upper floors are for medical office with a three story grand entrance staircase and tastefully designed patient lounge areas
  • ARCHITECT: Robert A. Lack, RAL Architecture + Design, Inc.
  • Projected investment: $8 million dollars
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in October and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

Artist's rendering of a patient comfort area within the new medical office complex.
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MEMORIAL HOSPTIAL
Press Release
September 25, 2012
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444