room allowing the family members to have a private space and remain in the room while the surgery is taking place.
Community support important
CMC general surgeon Peter Janu, MD, said, “We are very blessed to have the community support that provides us the opportunity to have the newest cutting edge technology locally, thus giving patients access to treatments that are equal if not better than those offered at larger or tertiary care centers.”
The Surgery Center will also include the former OR which is currently under renovation. In fiscal year 2011, 611 surgeries were performed and 654 in 2014. As specialists continue to add to the comprehensive care, the center will accommodate the projected growth allowing physicians to provide expert care in a timely manner.
The former Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services area and Cardiac Rehabilitation are currently under renovation and projected to open for patient treatment in early April. The new area will include expanded rehabilitation and cardiac rehabilitation gyms, a new occupational therapy work room, and private treatment rooms.
In the last seven years outpatient physical therapy has grown 54 percent, outpatient occupational therapy 665 percent, and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation 101 percent with continued growth projected.
Patrick McGinnis, CMC manager of rehabilitative services, added, “The rehab staff is looking forward to the opening of our new area. The new private treatment areas and added floor space will allow for building upon our personalized patient care in a more relaxed environment.”
The patient entry into CMC has been reconfigured for an improvement in patient access, efficiency, and convenience. Patient safety, security and privacy will be increased with one main entrance, registration area, and waiting area.
An expanded cafeteria/community room will also provide staff and visitors improved comfort and a space for educational programs and community use. The CMC Auxiliary Gift Shop will be located in the entry area and will offer a variety of unique gifts for almost any occasion.
Tim Richman, CMC president, said, “The construction has been consistently on or ahead of schedule. The treatment of patients and the quality care we provide has not halted during construction and our staff and patients have been outstandingly adaptable to temporary quarters. Everyone, including the generous support of our many donors, has been able to understand the need for the renovation and envision the end result. We all are excited to see the entire project unveiled.”
CMC will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 25 from 11:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. The day will include lunch, a ribbon cutting, words of thanks, the opening of the 1955 time capsule, tours of the new construction, and the Jerry Schneider Band entertaining from 1 to 3 p. m.