Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) CEO Tom Keim kicked off the SGCMH Friends Foundation’s 2019 Legacy Campaign last week by recognizing how supportive the community has been of the hospital.
“Over the past 15 years, our friends have made a significant impact on our hospital and allowed our hospital to continue to grow to meet the healthcare needs of our community,” Keim said during a presentation last Thursday at the Mill Room in Bloomsdale. “I truly do appreciate the significant support the Friends Foundation has shown to our hospital. Over the years, we’ve made meaningful improvements to healthcare in Ste. Genevieve and in the region.”
Keim touted the hospital’s improvements and growth in the 12 years that he has been the top administrator.
SGCMH is continuing its growth this year with the construction of a two-story addition off the emergency room.
The 36,000-square-foot addition will have a medical office building on the first floor with 20 exam rooms, a complete pharmacy with drive-thru service. The second floor will have 21 private patient rooms and two additional private rooms for sleep study and observation capabilities.
“This will truly shape the future of healthcare for Ste. Genevieve County,” Keim said. “This new building allows an outpatient physician clinic and inpatient services to be closer to our ancillary services for lab, diagnostic imaging, respiratory and physical therapy.”
The addition will allow other changes to the campus for aesthetics and efficiency.
The Legacy Campaign will raise money for SGCMH’s addition, which is expected to break ground this week [2 p.m. Wednesday, January 23] and be completed in 2019.
See complete story in the January 23 edition of the Herald.