Many well being care-related initiatives are eye-opening. Assume a brand new emergency room or a collection of recent working rooms.
However generally a renovation or growth is critical simply to maintain operations buzzing alongside.
That is the case with a undertaking on the Lincoln Surgical Hospital set for later this yr.
The hospital at 1710 S. seventieth St. is including a two-story addition, about 4,400 sq. ft, to deal with surgical gear.
Robb Linafelter, the hospital’s CEO, mentioned the addition will create storage for supplies utilized in surgical procedures, together with its three surgical robots and particular beds utilized in orthopedic and backbone surgical procedures.
“These items take up area,” he mentioned. “They only want a spot to be saved.”
The hospital filed a $1.5 million constructing allow on the finish of January and Linafelter mentioned building is scheduled to start in April and is predicted to take roughly 9 months.
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He mentioned that the transfer final yr of the Nebraska Surgical procedure Heart to the Lincoln Surgical Hospital campus means the power now has a complete of 17 working rooms and does greater than 20,000 surgical procedures a yr. Its staff quantity greater than 400.
The surgical hospital is not the one medical facility that both plans to increase this yr or has just lately accomplished initiatives.
Bryan Well being hopes to have its new April Sampson Most cancers Heart in far south Lincoln open earlier than the top of the yr.
Exterior building and framing are practically full on the $45 million facility, which may have about 140,000 sq. ft of area. Bryan spokesman Brad Colee mentioned work on inside techniques and finishes is underway.
Colee mentioned the well being system is including a brand new electrophysiology lab at its Bryan East Campus, the place it completed up a $47 million renovation undertaking final yr that included building of 14 giant working rooms and two specialty process rooms; creation of 40 affected person rooms for care earlier than and after surgical procedure; set up of 18 rooms for post-anesthesia restoration from surgical procedure; and the addition of 4 personal seek the advice of rooms for households to satisfy with physicians.
Colee additionally mentioned Bryan East Campus opened a brand new MRI suite and expanded its Bryan Coronary heart diagnostic/examination area.
At Bryan West Campus, the well being system opened a brand new 24-bed inpatient unit, in addition to a brand new angiography suite, a brand new inpatient dialysis space, and a brand new hospice unit.
CHI Well being final yr opened its long-awaited Household Well being Heart at fortieth Avenue and Yankee Hill Highway. The power has two main care clinics, the well being system’s first full-service pharmacy in Lincoln, an on-site lab, and different companies resembling behavioral well being, orthopedics, X-ray and ultrasound.
At St. Elizabeth, CHI Well being renovated its radiology suite and added new gear. It presently is also engaged on a brand new Girls’s Well being Heart, which will probably be situated within the hospital’s medical workplace plaza. The middle will present companies resembling mammograms and bone density screenings and likewise will probably be house to the hospital’s Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, which offers a team-based strategy to most cancers care and genetic testing.
Two different new well being care services opened final yr. The Nebraska Neurosurgery Group opened its new workplaces and surgical procedure middle at twenty seventh Avenue and Outdated Cheney Highway and the Nebraska Ache Institute opened its new clinic and surgical procedure middle at Pine Lake Highway and Nebraska Parkway.