Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital broke ground on a large project on January 23.
So it made sense that SGCMH CEO Tom Keim was joined for the ceremonial first dig of dirt by several members of the hospital staff and its board of directors as well as representatives of the SGCMH Friends Foundation, SGCMH Partners, the city of Ste. Genevieve and the Chamber of Commerce.
“Today is the beginning of a new day for healthcare for Ste. Genevieve County,” Keim said during his remarks on a crisp winter day last week. “Today, we take another bold step forward as we break ground on the future of healthcare in Ste. Genevieve County.”
He said construction would begin in a few days on the project, a two-story building that will add more than 36,000 square feet to the hospital’s main campus at Highway 61 and Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve.
The office building will connect off the emergency department. On the ground floor, it will have 20 exam rooms and a complete pharmacy with a drive-thru.
The second floor will have 21 private patient rooms plus two private rooms for sleep studies and observation.
Keim said the expansion will allow the outpatient clinic and in-patient rooms to be closer to services such as lab, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy, “thus improving convenience and privacy for our patients.”
He said it also will relocate the loading dock away from the Pine Street entrance to the hospital, improving the aesthetics of the east side of the campus.
See complete story in the January 30 edition of the Herald.