SCP Hospital’s BIG PLANS for 2007 & beyond
Hospital CEO Federico Martinez
That’s the word from hospital CEO Federico Martinez, who told the St. Charles Business Association that all three floors of the 56-room expansion have been framed - and part of the roof has been completed, too.
“The project is moving along very well,” said Martinez.
“The building is really beginning to take shape.”
The addition will add new inpatient facilities, a psychiatric unit, new intensive care facilities, and a large and technologically advanced cardiology department in addition to a dialysis center.
“We expect to bring everything online next January,” said Martinez.“We’re really excited because it will give us state-of-the-art facilities.”
Most of the hospital was built in the 1970s and some portions of it don’t meet today’s standards - a situation the addition and other improvements will correct.
The assisted-living center planned for Ashton Plantation is expected to be built on a 10-acre parcel that the hospital hopes to close on in July.
The plan is to initially construct a 50-unit facility with round-the-clock care for residents.
If it is a success, the hospital will build a second facility of 50-100 units, Martinez said.
“We’ve done our homework,” he continued. “What we’ve got in mind is to build a first-class assisted-living facility.”
Martinez said the hospital is still shopping around for the best financing to help ensure the cost-effectiveness of the project.
“We’re hoping to hear some good news,” he said. “Hopefully we can break ground this year and open in the later part of next year.”
In fall of last year, Charles Lumar didn't necessarily see himself performing in...
A candlelight vigil will be held 8 – 9 p.m. Sunday at East Bank Bridge Park in...
Never has a Louisiana basketball player earned the honor of Gatorade Player of the...
Having been to Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and even Alaska, it's no...
Based on “solid execution and strong earnings,” the $190 million expansion of the...
Weeping aloud and clutching a framed photograph of her grandson, Martha Keller...
Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
Tigers earn victory against Wildcats, turn attention to tourney - 643 views
The last time Hahnville and Destrehan squared off in district softball action, the Wildcats handed the Tigers their first loss in that rivalry in nearly a decade. Last Tuesday, Hahnville earned a measure of payback.