An addition to the health care skyline in Springfield is Memorial Medical Center's new patient tower.
Memorial Medical Center will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 7, to give community members a close-up look at its new 115,000-square-foot patient care tower before it opens.
The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The three-story tower contains 114 private rooms for cardiology, orthopedic and intermediate-care patients and will open in mid-November.
“Our new patient tower rooms were specifically designed to complement the excellent care patients can expect to receive at Memorial,” said Marsha Prater, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Memorial Health System. “The room design features will help keep patients safe, increase the time that caregivers are at the bedside and create comfortable accommodations for family members and visitors who are so important to the healing process of our patients.”
In addition to touring the new orthopedic unit during the open house, the public will be able to check out the new components in the nonprofit hospital’s expanded lobby, including the new coffee shop, a business center and an expanded gift shop. The gift shop will offer raffles, coupons and giveaways during the open house. Visitors will be able to learn about volunteer and employment opportunities at Memorial as well as view the recently expanded surgery services prep area that opened in March. Memorial Child Care employees will host an area for children’s activities.
Parking for the open house will be available in Lots 9 and 10, which are to the south and southeast of the hospital’s main entrance, as well as the parking lot of the Springfield Clinic First 800 building. A shuttle will be available to take visitors to and from these lots to the main entrance.