April 04, 2017
Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—made a lasting commitment to the community10 years ago by building a new facility featuring advanced medical technology, in turn creating better and more convenient access to quality healthcare in the region. While already anchored in the community as a healthcare leader, the hospital opened its doors to provide advanced patient care in an environment poised and equipped to grow.
Today Centerpoint Medical Center is responding to increased community demands with a building expansion encompassing three floors. One floor on the South Tower will accommodate 12 ICU beds and 16 beds on the adjacent side for a state-of-the-art inpatient therapy and rehabilitation unit. One floor on the North Tower will house 36 additional Med/Tele beds. Finally, another North Tower floor will be shell-only with 36 Med/Tele beds at-the-ready to satisfy future community growth.
When the major project is complete, Centerpoint Medical Center will increase its capacity from 221 acute-care private beds to a total of 269 acute-care private beds with an additional 16 beds for rehabilitation.
“The expansion project we’re undertaking represents our dedication to the community to provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare as its demands accelerate,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer David Williams. “Investing in the community’s health and well being aligns with our mission of care and improvement of human life, giving us the ability to ensure an even higher level of care and service to patients and their families.”
The inpatient rehab unit, which will open in March 2018, will include a gymnasium and fitness center and a dedicated dining room for full-service therapy and rehabilitation. The additional ICU beds will support the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Jackson County and additional medical beds will improve the patient experience and quality of care.
“When we partnered with Centerpoint Medical Center a decade ago to build the new hospital, the facility was purposely built ‘smart’ and ready to grow, which now helps reduce construction time and minimize any interruptions to patients,” says Brian Burkett of JE Dunn Construction. “We’re proud, as the original contractor for Centerpoint, to continue the relationship and help enhance access to high-quality healthcare.”
For more information on Centerpoint Medical Center and its full spectrum of services, visit http://centerpointmedical.com.