Monday, January 28, 2013
RMC to Host Public Preview Celebration
Roane Medical Center is near completion of its new facility in Midtown. Before the doors officially open, the hospital will host a special preview celebration of the new medical center campus.
“It is hard to believe we started this project more than two years ago, and the time is finally here to show off our new facility,” said Gaye Jolly, president and chief administrative officer of Roane Medical Center. “We’ve been counting down the days, and we’re less than one month until our official opening date. We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to our community so they can experience this historical moment in Roane Medical Center’s history and the history of the communities of Roane County.”
The preview celebration, open to the public, will be held Sunday, February 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. The new hospital is located at 8045 Roane Medical Center Drive off Roane State Highway in Midtown near Pinnacle Point, a commercial shopping center located just off the Harriman/Midtown exit of Interstate 40.
The celebration will include special remarks from Tony Spezia, Covenant Health president and chief executive officer, and Jolly. The community is encouraged to attend and tour the new facility to learn about new services and technologies.
The 64-acre medical center campus includes a 145,000 square foot, state-of-the-art hospital and a 26,000 square foot professional office building.
Key features of the new hospital include all private, modern patient rooms with large natural light windows, 15 emergency suites, technologically-advanced surgery suites, and enlarged and modern nursing units. Patient drop-off and pick-up areas will be available, as well as free parking in more than 500 parking spaces. Patients and visitors can enjoy freshly prepared meals in the new Three Rivers Café.
The new medical center campus will be wired with new and innovative technologies including new computer systems, information technologies and hardware for transition to electronic medical records.
Adjacent to the hospital will be a new professional office building, which will be home to medical professionals including Thompson Oncology Group, Roane Medical Patricia Neal Outpatient Center, and Roane Medical Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.
Thompson Oncology Group will be staffed with board-certified oncology physicians, who will have access to nationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary cancer care through Thompson Cancer Survival Center.
Roane Patricia Neal Outpatient Therapy Center will feature an in-ground therapy pool complete with a built-in treadmill, and Roane Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation will offer a new, state-of-the-art telemetry monitoring system.
Roane Medical Center first received approval in April 2011 from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to build the new medical center.
For more information on the new medical center, visit www.roanemedical.com.