COLUMBUS – After years of development, one of the biggest expansion projects in Columbus Community Hospital history is beginning to take shape.
CCH officials along with City of Columbus officials were on-hand for a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning outside of the hospital’s Prairie Wind Cafe. CCH says that the $35 million renovation project will expand the hospital’s surgical services department, and will lead to additional improvements and expansions in other areas as well.
The new surgical services department is expected to include five operating rooms with space dedicated for operations, endoscopic procedures, and same day surgeries.
Other renovations will include new conference rooms, a new cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department, and a maternal child health department. The maternal child health department will be renovated to include eight rooms for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum, as well as four additional rooms for postpartum care.
CCH says that funds for the project are being allocated from the hospital’s operational budget and donor-designated gifts through the CCH Foundation. The CCH Foundation has also pledged to donate $2 million, the Foundation’s largest donation to a single hospital project since its inception in 2002.
Construction on the project will be overseen by JE Dunn, and is expected to be completed by spring 2021. The hospital will continue all regular operations throughout the renovation process.