Building for your Health
Henry Mayo expands with new patient tower
Henry Mayo’s new patient tower has been under construction since October 2016, after being in development for the past decade. The $151 million project is scheduled to open in April 2019, pending state licensing. The building will serve the growing needs of our community—doubling the square footage of the hospital campus and offering new amenities and services to patients.
The six-level structure includes private patient rooms and adds 119 patient beds, two nursing stations on each floor and family sleepover accommodations to enhance a patient-centered experience. A new cafeteria will feature a hotel-quality kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and room service options for patients. A rooftop helipad will offer direct access to the Emergency Department and an expanded laboratory
department will be able to expedite results for urgent diagnoses.
A key feature of the expansion is the new Women’s Services unit, which will have modern amenities for pre- and postpartum patients, labor and delivery rooms, and two dedicated surgical suites for C-sections. A brand-new service called Obstetric Emergency (OBED) will be available, allowing an expectant mother in need to bypass the general emergency room and go directly to the OBED to be seen immediately by an obstetrician.
“We are delivering on the promise to expand our capacity to meet the demands of our community,” said Jonathan Miller, Vice President of Facility Planning and Support Operations. “The new tower will provide private patient rooms within a state-of-the-art facility that will facilitate delivery of the highest-quality care.” IYH