By Tesia Galvan
Staff Writer 

Phase one complete

Washakie Medical Center open house features patient rooms, labor suites


October 4, 2016

WORLAND – The public is invited to view patient rooms, nurses’ station and labor and delivery suites at the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center open house on Thursday.

The patient rooms, nurses’ station and labor and delivery suites are part of the first phase of construction and interested residents can view them from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Banner Health Public Relations Director/Critical Access and Rural Facilities Sara Quale said the renovations include structural changes with an emphasis in infection prevention and safety, as well as aesthetic changes.

Some of the changes include resized windows to allow light in, different lighting controls, new televisions, new furniture, bigger rooms for the labor and delivery suites and larger bathrooms to meet regulations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Quale said.

CEO of Washakie Medical Center Jay Stallings said, “We’re finishing the patient rooms and will begin admitting patients to those rooms Oct. 10 … Now that the patient rooms are nearing completion, we will focus on finishing construction of our new operating rooms which should be complete in December.”

Hospital board members, hospital auxiliary and hospital staff will share information, answer public’s questions and provide guided tours. The tours will start at the hospital’s main conference room.

According to a press release by WMC, as the next phase of construction begins, the entrance and parking areas for patients and employees will be impacted. Stallings said that information will be shared at the open house.

Construction will begin soon on renovations to the emergency department, lab, pharmacy and new entrance.

Refreshments will be available and information about the completed project and future renovations will be presented.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.


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