By the end of 2017, Mercy Hospital Jefferson hopes to open its new private patient room tower and transformed facility.
That major construction project is taking place while the 251-bed hospital continues to provide full services to the community.
By checking back here regularly, you can keep pace with the construction project and find out what may have changed since the last time you visited Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
During construction of the new main entrance at the South Medical Office, access to retail pharmacy on the ground floor is available through the stairs at the main visitor’s elevators. The exterior entrance to the pharmacy is closed for construction of the new patient tower.
Outpatients coming to the hospital for one-day surgery, imaging or other procedures enter the building at the main front entrance. You will be registered by admitting personnel there and then escorted to the waiting area for your procedure.
Several other projects have already been completed:
The Women and Child Center opened new labor and delivery rooms, operating room suites and new nursery in May 2016. Remodeling on the Third Floor continues on post partum patient rooms and the nursing station in the Woman Child Center.
In addition to the construction for the new patient tower, several other projects are currently underway. Ground was broken on October 24 for a new $18 million cancer cetner on the site of the former Spinning Wheels Skate Center. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
One of the key features of the new Mercy Hospital Jefferson will be the cardiology suite, which will locate the cardiac catheterization lab, physician offices and diagnostic testing into one central location on the ground floor near the emergency department and surgical operating rooms. That work is underway and will include the areas formerly occupied by Admitting.
While on-going construction can cause disruptions, the overall project completion will completely revitalize the hospital campus and deliver on the promises made by Mercy with private patient rooms, many new physician specialists, and a commitment to the community for the best health care available for residents of Jefferson and surrounding counties.