I am pleased to share that our hospital’s numerous construction projects, part of Vision 2020, are progressing on schedule.
Our new hospital cafeteria opened on November 13 and is the first completed project this fall. This great addition to our campus moves the dining room up to the main floor, just off the main lobby. The modern design and streamlined layout allows for more made-to-order menu items—and even includes a new brick oven pizza station—and the menu has been completely transformed. The hospital’s coffee bar also has been integrated into the new space and the weekday operating hours have been increased to 6:30 a.m. to midnight.
The construction of our new tower and the brand new 12-bed Critical Care Unit (CCU) on the second floor of the tower is next in line for completion, with an estimated January 2021 opening.
In our current CCU, the average room size is about 100 square feet; the new rooms are double that size to accommodate the wide range of equipment and staff needed for our sickest patients. And each room will have a private bathroom as well as a view of the picturesque countryside. Today’s current health concerns have made individuals realize just how important an up-to-date modern critical care unit is for the health of our community, and we look forward to its completion.
A new 22-bed Clinical Decision Unit, an 8-bed pediatric care center, and revamped imaging and pre- and post-surgical areas are well on their way to completion on the ground floor of the tower. I’m also pleased to report that steady progress continues on Atlee Hill, a new 60-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center to be located at the corner of Stoner Avenue and Washington Road.
These projects would not have been possible without the vision of LifeBridge Health’s chief operating officer and executive vice president Leslie Simmons, as well as other LifeBridge Health leadership, the Carroll Hospital Board of Directors and the tremendous support from the community.
Garrett Hoover is the president and chief operating officer of Carroll Hospital.