Hardin Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion and renovation of its Emergency Department.
Hardin Memorial Hospital’s President, Mark Seckinger, stated, “Beginning within the month Hardin Memorial Hospital will be moving forward with the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department which has been a part of the Board of Trustees Strategic Plan.”
The exam room capacity will expand from seven to nine rooms and will accommodate our patients with privacy and extra space for loved ones to be involved with the patient’s care. Rooms have been designed to also be used for dedicated treatments. The entire area will be better configured to provide the best possible care to the residents of Hardin County.
Outside will feature an improved parking area that will provide better access to the facility including a paved, well-lit parking lot. Separate entrances will be available to serve medical ambulances and patients who are ambulatory.
Emergency Department staff will have technology available to them at the bedside and workflow will be improved to better focus on the patient. The workspace will be enhanced by bringing the staff closer to the patients via work areas right outside the patient rooms. This will improve the communication between the staff, patients and their loved ones.
The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will result in a new 5,000 square foot addition which will give the outside of the facility a whole new look. The second phase of the project will consist of renovating the existing Emergency Department. The entire project should be completed in 2015.
Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Joy Bischoff, stated, “The staff has visited a variety of Emergency Departments throughout Ohio to ensure the outcome of our project will be the best for the patients we serve. The improvements that we will implement will have a positive impact on the patient experience and will give us the opportunity to provide excellent quality healthcare in a state-of-the art emergency facility.”