LIMA – Mercy of Health-St. Rita Medical Center has begun renovating one of the hospital’s oldest patient care facilities for $ 33 million.

The long-term reconstruction includes the installation of new floors and modernization of the hospital’s neuropatient rehabilitation, inpatient behavioral health and children’s and adult physiotherapy zones, as well as the installation of energy-efficient windows, a new roof and various infrastructure improvements in the hospital. Building E, one of the oldest hospitals.

Mercy Health-Lima President Rhonda Lehmann said Wednesday that the building, which is now nearly 60 years old, needs infrastructure and aesthetic renovation “because of the things we will change and grow”.

For example, the inpatient behavioral health department will see new “soft” spaces for therapy, treatment, and activities outside of patient rooms. Similar plans exist for inpatient rehabilitation, which will allow stroke patients to engage in daily activities.

The project, which began in the first quarter of 2022, is due to be completed sometime in 2025, hospital executives said on Wednesday.

Patient areas may be temporarily relocated, but Lehmann said the project should not interfere with maintenance.

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