PCH Receives Certificate of Occupancy
March 10th, 2019
Pana Community Hospital is excited to announce the completion of Phase I of their Building Expansion Project. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) inspected the project last Wednesday, February 13th and the hospital has now received the official “Certificate of Occupancy”, which allows PCH to move into the new addition!
Phase II of the project will begin immediately with construction to the front of the hospital beginning Monday, March 11 at which time the front entrance to Pana Community Hospital will be closed! Renovations to the existing hospital as well as breaking ground in front of the hospital for the new front entrance, patient registration and waiting area and Urgent Care will require the closure of the main entrance as well as Emergency Department entrance. Pana Community Hospital will provide a temporary entrance into the hospital during the expected six months of construction. During this time, patients and visitors will enter the hospital at the Southwest rear entrance. Community Medical Clinic and Specialty Clinic patients may enter on the east side of the Medical Mall near the MRI. Emergency Department walk-in patients can utilize the ambulance entrance.
Patient parking will be located in the new Emergency Parking in front of the Emergency Room, in the back of the hospital, the West parking lot or near the MRI on the east side of the hospital. Parking areas for patients will be clearly marked.
“We are very excited to be moving in to our new space. Staff members are working very hard to get the move completed so that we can begin serving patients from this new space,” stated Trina Casner, Pana Community Hospital CEO.
Pana Community Hospital staff is very excited to begin moving into the new Outpatient Services Addition. This addition includes a new state of the art surgical suite with two operating rooms, eight recovery areas and a dedicated waiting room. The new laboratory has almost double the amount of space. Imaging services in the new addition include Mammography, Bone Density, Nuclear Medicine and Ultra Sound. Cardiopulmonary Services will be relocating to this new space which includes EKG, EEG, Pulmonary Function Testing and Stress Testing.
This addition also includes a new cafeteria and kitchen, creating a large dining space as well as cooking and prep areas. Hospital employees, patients and their families, and the general public will have access to the new cafeteria. In order to give the Nutritional Services staff time to get moved into and accustomed to the new space, the cafeteria will not be open to the public right away. PCH will announce when the new cafeteria is open to the public.
The addition also includes a new area for materials management, space for a future in-house MRI and a large mechanical penthouse with all new equipment to serve the entire hospital.
Stacy Campbell, Surgical Nurse starts unpacking supplies into the new surgical suites at PCH.