Hardin Memorial Hospital Embarks on
New Renovation Project
Hardin Memorial Hospital has started another renovation project that will take approximately 55 weeks to complete. The goal of the project is to increase the size of the Specialty Center which has been mapped out by the strategic plan. The phasing of the project will begin with a newly constructed conference room housed off of the cafeteria.
"Updating and enlarging the Specialty Center will not only allow us to improve the services we provide to the community but will also offer a better work area with newer technology for the physicians and staff," said Mark Seckinger, President of Hardin Memorial Hospital.
The architects reviewed the configuration of the hospital and the space needed to enlarge the Specialty Center. After several meetings with staff the decision was made to build additional space on the east side of the building, off the cafeteria, to house a conference room. "Building the new area for the conference room will free up the needed space to enlarge the Specialty Center which is the overall goal of the project plus it will allow us to modernize the cafeteria," stated Seckinger.
To move forward with the project, there will be a few adjustments made to the seating area in the cafeteria which will be limited and the serving line will be moved into conference room 1. The Nutritional Food Services Department will be offering other food options to serve during open eating times due to the restriction of the serving area. Seckinger stated, "It should take approximately six months for the building addition and the new cafeteria area to be renovated then the crews will start on the Specialty Center. We are very excited about the new project and look forward to enhancing our current services we provide to our community."