St. Charles Hospital expanding services, growing patients
In St. Charles Parish Hospital’s continuing efforts to grow patient numbers, services are being expanded in December and bids accepted on an outpatient diagnostic center at the Plantation View Medical Office (PVMO) building in Destrehan.
“We believe in keeping care local, while also making it accessible to all residents of St. Charles Parish,” said hospital CEO Austin Reeder. “The outpatient center will bring the following much needed healthcare services to the East Bank of St. Charles Parish – imaging (CT, mammograms, ultrasounds and X-rays), lab draw and pediatric therapy.
“The addition of these services fulfils a vital community need by providing services not found anywhere else on the East Bank of St. Charles Parish,” Reeder said.
The space is projected to use approximately 11,000 square foot of the first floor of the Plantation View Medical Office building
In December, an oncology clinic will be opened in Luling. Shortly after, chemotherapy will also begin in Luling in December or January.
At Plantation View, bids are being taken for the outpatient center, projected to cost $2.25 million and occupy 10,000 square feet or 21 percent of the office building. This would make the building 65 percent leased overall, leaving just over 8,000 square feet remaining.
In August, the St. Charles Parish Council unanimously approved funding for the planned center.
The planned Plantation View Outpatient Diagnostic Center would provide radiology (CT, ultrasound, mammograms and X-Rays), a lab and physical therapy.
Reeder said the center would build on ongoing efforts to grow services on the East Bank.
Remote services also are growing with digital monitoring of hypertension and diabetes. The service uploads readings so doctors can review them and adjust medication remotely without a hospital visit if warranted.
Growing medical staff has further expanded services.