Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center recently entered the next phase of its US$400 million capital investment plan.
The multi-phased project was first announced in 2019, with plans to renovate recent patient rooms and improve a women's and children's center.
Phase 2 of the project involves the construction of a five-story critical treatment tower with an area of 193, 000 square feet.
Each phase of the project is designed to enhance the patient experience and improve access to critical care services in Winston Salem and surrounding areas.
The tower would include 60 essential treatments and 36 patient bedrooms as well as a completely redesigned surgical package.
Larger rooms offer privacy and abounding sunlight to patients. The interior renovations will continue through 2027, but the new tower is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Throughout the construction process, all surgical services will continue to operate.
Phase 1 renovation includes a complete renovation from the labor and delivery unit. Every single labor and delivery room has been redesigned to enhance the patient experience. Nine delivery bedrooms have been equipped with brand-new hydrotherapy tubs, with one room specifically reserved for midwifery.
The next phase in the women’s and children’s remodel is to move and update the post-delivery unit, so that all delivery and labor services, including the 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will be combined into a comfortable location.
The upcoming phase 1 plan also includes renovations to the kitchen and hospital cafeteria. This redesign will not only make the dining experience more friendly, but will also move the entrance of the dining room so that patients and visitors can find it easier in the hospital.
Also during phase 1, the new central energy plant will be installed, designed to heat up and cool the 1.8-million-square-foot medical center.
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