Phase 1 of the modernization project at Taylorville Memorial Hospital is nearing completion. A new two-story building will be open for business on March 11th. The $60 million dollar project’s second phase will be completed in March of 2021. That phase will include a new hospital kitchen, cafeteria, and administrative offices and conference rooms.
Currently, the hospital is updating it’s 25-beds to make both inpatient and outpatient care safer, more comfortable, more convenient and more efficient. The new addition is a two-story, 97,000 square foot building and will have a new lobby, emergency department, areas for surgery and radiology, and the Springfield Clinic Medical Office Building.
President and CEO Kim Bourne says this is a big improvement for the community.
The slogan for the project is “Advancing Care by Design,” and Bourne says that safety and care are first and foremost when it comes to the patients at TMH.
With a new hospital comes new technology, and with this being a major expansion during the technology era, it allows the hospital to build things with technology at the forefront.
The public is invited to an open house from Noon until 5 PM on Sunday, March 1st. This will give the public an opportunity to see areas of the hospital that you may not normally get to see. The tour will take about half an hour and you can view the new rehab gym, see the areas where EKGs will be done and much more.
New Reception Area along with offices and areas of care.
One of the new waiting areas.
The new rehab room at TMH.