St. Luke’s growth possible through community support

Published 9:36 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013

If you’ve driven around St. Luke’s Hospital lately, then you know we are growing. We are “Building Better Healthcare” for our community.

On schedule to be completed by the end of this year, the new six-bed patient wing will provide an impressive, comfortable and spacious environment for our patients. Creating a patient-centered approach to care and recovery, our new wing will integrate the natural environment for healing and allow for more comfortable surroundings for patients and their families.

In addition, we’re creating a state-of-the-art therapeutic gym to accommodate one-on-one therapy as well as one-on-one aquatic therapy. At St. Luke’s, we remain committed to providing our patients with personal attention by licensed professionals for a quicker recovery.

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To accommodate construction of the new wing, St. Luke’s Hospital has experienced quite a few changes in the past few months. Several hospital departments have been relocated within the hospital or on the campus. Our business office, human resources and employee benefits offices have relocated to the renovated building just down the hill from the hospital’s main entrance. This new location for the business office should provide easier access and improved privacy for patients to pay a bill or discuss an issue.

The hospital’s growing IT department was relocated to the former business office location. With ongoing needs for computerized technology and electronic medical records, this department is truly touching all areas of St. Luke’s, in and around the building and even across I-26 where we now have a presence in the newly renovated St. Luke’s Medical Building at 89 W. Mills St.

One of the biggest, most anticipated moves in the hospital family has been the relocation of Dr. Brian Rosenberg’s orthopedic practice Rosenberg Bone and Joint. Since early May, Dr. Rosenberg’s practice has relocated to a great new office environment that better accommodates patient flow and medical technology. From all accounts, patients, staff and especially Dr. Rosenberg are pleased and impressed with the new location. Easy parking near the entrance is a nice benefit, as is the enlarged patient waiting area. With these changes, patients are happy to know that their phone number remains the same: 894-3718.

Sharing office space with Rosenberg Bone and Joint, St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation also moved from the hospital campus to impressive and comfortable office space in the newly renovated St. Luke’s Medical Building. That number also remains the same 894-2693. The Foundation Board and staff are also pleased with their new location, so drop by and say hello.

Plans are underway for a July 10 Open House reception and ceremonial ribbon cutting. From 4-6 p.m., we’ll offer tours and refreshments for the community, so we hope you’ll take the opportunity to come by 89 W. Mills St. and see for yourself why we’re so excited.

With all of the changes we’re experiencing at St. Luke’s Hospital, I can honestly say, “It’s time!” Our staff has, for many years, successfully worked around tight spaces, outdated surroundings and limited IT infrastructure. But it’s time to spread out, spruce up and connect, and we are able to grow because of our community’s support. Whether it’s for outpatient rehab, screening mammography or regular blood work, when you choose St. Luke’s Hospital for your medical and diagnostic needs, your hospital thrives.

No doubt we are growing. With a new patient wing, a new medical office building and a new sense of purpose, we at St. Luke’s Hospital are energized and committed to exceptional care, close to home.