The Pana Community Hospital is embarking on a building project that is the largest expansion since the 1970's! The hospital will add 30,000 square feet to it's existing structure. The project will be conducted in two phases and will last approximately 18 months.
Phase I of the project will create additional space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management and dietary departments. Phase II of the proposed project will create additional space for an urgent care, improve access to the hospital building, and provide a contemporary waiting area with private registration offices.
This expansion will greatly improve the physical plant and facilities allowing us to continue to positively impact the area population’s health status and well-being.
First National Bank of Pana Pledges $50,000 to Building Project
First National Bank of Pana’s Chief Executive Officer Matt Beavers presented Pana Community Hospital Foundation with a pledge of $50,000 at the Foundation Board meeting held on November 16th. “The expansion of PCH is a great addition to the hospital and continues to show the hospital’s commitment to Pana. First National Bank of Pana and its board of directors are pleased to donate $50,000 towards such a wonderful project and looks forward to the continued success of PCH,” stated Beavers.
Peoples Bank & Trust Makes Generous Donation to Building Project
Peoples Bank & Trust recently committed to a $50,000 donation to the Pana Community Hospital Foundation. The Bank will provide these funds in five annual installments beginning in December 2017. The check was presented to the Foundation by Terry Schafer, AVP/HR and Karen Kerr, VP, Operations. Accepting the check on behalf of the Foundation were Vicki Gullion, Foundation Vice-Chairperson, Kim Rodgers, Foundation Executive Director and Trina Casner, President/CEO of Pana Community Hospital.
The Digging Has Begun!!
It was an exciting week at Pana Community Hospital as the construction got into full swing on Phase I of the expansion project! This phase of the project will create additional space for a new surgical suite, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiopulmonary, materials management and new cafeteria. The construction crews worked on several projects this past week. Power lines were removed from the back of the building and the oxygen tank was moved and relocated. A home purchased by the hospital on Huber Street was also demolished. With the power lines down and oxygen tank removed, crews were able to start digging the basement foundation of the new addition. Other work being conducted is the construction of huge rebar cages to be used to support the foundation. Iron workers have been working tirelessly in the hot sun building over 20 structures so far. The project will use 50+ rebar cages.Pana Community Hospital would like to remind the public that Huber Street will be closed to thru traffic until the completion of Phase I of the project.
Progress continues as foundation concrete is poured.
Rebar for basement walls go up.
It was very exciting to see the HUGE crane arrive to PCH in October-shown here. No, we weren't drilling for oil although that may have been what it looked like. The crane drilled 58 holes in which rebar piers were placed and filled with concrete. These piers will hold up the foundation of our new addition.
58 holes were dug averaging 30-60 feet deep.
Next this large cylinder was placed in the hole.
The rebar cage is placed in the hole and cement is poured in the hole.
A lot of work went into the 58 piers!
The digging begins!! Rebar cages are built to be used as piers to support the building.
The oxygen tank is relocated. Relocation of storm sewer lines.
Huber Street is closed to thru traffic.
Gas line relocated. Trees removed for new employee parking.
New generator for PCH.
This project would not be possible without those who are committed to making sure Pana Community Hosptial remains a strong provider now and in the future. Your support plays a vital role in making this building project a reality. Click here to give today!
GREAT Gift Just in Time for the Holidays!!
The Pana Community Hospital Foundation is selling McDonald’s punch cards to help fund the PCH Building Project. For just $25, pick your choice of a sandwich card (quarter pounder w/ cheese or Big Mac) or McCafe card (can be used for any drink on McCafe menu including iced coffee, frappes, smoothies, etc.). You get 52 sandwiches or 52 beverages (1 a week for a year) starting January 1st!!! The cards are good in Pana-Taylorville-Shelbyville-Vandalia. Contact the Foundation office TODAY. These make GREAT Stocking Stuffers!
Memorial Angel Tree Proceeds Benefit Building Project
The Pana Community Hospital Foundation is now selling angels for the 2017 Memorial Angel Tree. The Christmas tree, adorned with hundreds of hand crafted lace angels and white lights, is now on display in the Pana Community Hospital Medical Mall.
Each angel, tagged with the name of a loved one, symbolizes and celebrates their life during the holiday season. The angels may be purchased for $5.00 each and are sold in the Foundation Office located in Pana Community Hospital. For more information and details about the Memorial Angel Tree, contact Kim Rodgers, Foundation Executive Director at 562-6340.
Capital Campaign Steering Committee Formed
At the groundbreaking ceremony held in August, the Pana Community Hospital Foundation Board pledged to raise $1,500,000 over a two year period in support of the expansion project. On November 9th, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and special guests met for the first time to discuss the project and set goals. Members of the committee include: Committee Co-chairman Vicky Gullion, Joyce Morgan and Dick Lees; Community Chairman Cindy Hancock (Nokomis and Oconee), Carol Schramm and Ron McMillen (Pana) Joyce Throneburg (Assumption), and Mary Ann Rhoades (Ramsey); Physician Co-Chairman Dr. Marlon Muneses and Dr. Shabaz Mohammad; Hospital Family Chairmen Jean Applegate, Mollie Beyers, and Stephanie Anderson; Major/Corporate Gifts John Livesay; Financial Assistance Chad Sutton; and Fundraising Committee Kim Rodgers, Gayle McRoberts, Melissa Rybolt, Carol Chandler, Deb Stalets and Cheryl Swenny.
Successful Festival of Trees!
Thanks to everyone who donated, bid, or helped in any way to make the Festival of Trees a success. The event raised just under $3,000! Special thanks to Price Auction who facilitated the online bidding.