Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is undertaking a $500,000 construction/renovation project that will result in new spaces for three units while also adding 14 acute care beds. The construction project, which should be completed by the first of November, will also involve relocating the beds now used by the Medical Center's Transitional Care Unit and Behavioral Health Unit.
"We are pleased to be undertaking this construction project, which will create newly renovated areas for our Transitional Care Unit, Behavioral Health Unit and a new Medical/Surgical Unit," said Barry Michael, president of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. "These 14 additional acute care beds are greatly needed in the community."
Transitional care is a service where patients have been in acute care but need more rehabilitation prior to being discharged, according to medical center spokeswoman Mary Begley. Behavioral care is psychiatric care, she said.
Four Tower West has already been renovated, and that work is waiting to be reviewed by the state, to ensure specific regulations are met, said Begley.