LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) – Logansport Memorial Hospital has plans to add and improve patient services.
“Over the last probably 10 years or so, we’ve made a lot of improvements and investments in the hospital,” Vice President of Planning and Development Vicki Byrd said. “And this is really our next big investment.”
Logansport Memorial Hospital is making a $7.4 million investment in an upcoming two-phase project.
Byrd said it will be funded through the hospital’s cash-on-hand fund.
“It’s really expansion, patient access, meeting the needs of the community,” said Byrd.
The first phase includes building a new 8,000-square-foot Cancer Care Center on the hospital’s campus. The new center will offer radiation oncology services and infusion therapy services.
“As we were planning and trying to look forward for the next five, 10, 15 years, it made sense to locate everything here on campus,” Byrd said.
Construction is expected to begin within the next couple of months, with hopes of having the center up and running by summer 2017.
Executive Vice President of Facility Operations Dave Brumett said he’s glad to see the project moving forward.
“When you’re stricken with cancer or a member of your family has cancer, and you have to take these treatments and you have to drive to Lafayette or Indianapolis, it can be a hardship on your family,” said Brumett. “So to be able to come and get these treatments right here in your own community, when you’re feeling sick and you’re not feeling good, it’s a big deal.”
Following the completion of the Cancer Care Center, renovations will get underway at the existing Family Birthing Center. The current facility was built three decades ago and updates will be made to labor, delivery and recovery rooms.
“It’s a very exciting time at the hospital. We’ve seen a lot of growth [and] are excited for this project,” Byrd said. “We are anticipating more to come in the years to come, so it’s great for the community.”