Samaritan Receives Second $500,000 Installment for Renovation Project

October 13, 2014

Samaritan Hospital Foundation paid the second $500,000 installment of a $2.5 million planned donation designated toward the renovation of the Med/Surg, Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care units at Samaritan Hospital.

Total cost for renovation of the three units is approximately $5.4 million, which will be shared by Samaritan Regional Health System and SHF.

Construction of the project, which began March 2013, is 80% complete. The project is expected to be finished early 2015.

Already completed is the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) which brought the bed count from four to eight, addressing the need for additional bed space for surgical procedures performed at Samaritan Hospital.

Finishing work is underway on the third floor Acute Medical Surgical Unit, or AMSU. This new space combines the former Med/Surg and Intensive Care units. It features all private patient rooms with private baths, which promotes privacy and enhances infection control measures. Work on the Acute Medical Surgical Unit has been done in phases and was first opened to patients in November 2013.   

The AMSU/PACU project is the last phase of extensive renovations at Samaritan Hospital. Previous renovations involved the Emergency Department and the Birthing and Women’s Unit which were supported by the Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s “Invest Today to Secure Tomorrow” capital campaign.

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