Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 52)

Westward Expansion $55 million West Bed Tower Project will add, enlarge and enhance patient rooms 52 Vim & Vigor • SUM M ER 2 010 N orth Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo is heading west—with a new expansion project of the West Bed Tower. Work on the five-story project, which will enlarge and upgrade 250 patient rooms, begins this year and is estimated to be completed in 2013. “This project is in response to public feedback regarding shortcomings in patient rooms on the east and west nursing units, many of which were constructed almost 45 years ago,” says Bruce Ridgway, North Mississippi Health Services vice president for construction and facility operations. More than 140 planning sessions have been conducted with various constituencies, including patients and their families, physicians, employees, various support groups, area citizens and elected officials. A price increase is not anticipated, because this project is forecast to add less than 1 percent to the cost of providing care.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Baby Steps
Back Talk
It’s a ‘No Brainer’
Ready ... Set ... Get Motivated!
Having Reservations?
Stressing Stress
Second Act
Adults at Play
In Good Hands
Think Again
No Kidding
Giving Is Great Medicine
Recovering Lost Lives
Westward Expansion
Take a Deep Breath
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2010 - North Mississippi