Expansion at hospital gets moving

Despite some challenging weather conditions in recent weeks, excavation was started at Parkview Huntington Hospital for a 20,000-square foot expansion that will house the Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and a wound clinic.
Despite some challenging weather conditions in recent weeks, excavation was started at Parkview Huntington Hospital for a 20,000-square foot expansion that will house the Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and a wound clinic. Photo provided.

Despite challenging weather conditions recently, excavation has begun for Parkview Huntington Hospital’s (PHH) expansion project. When complete, the project will add 20,271 square feet of space housing the Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center and a wound clinic featuring two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers.

Digging is taking place outside the hospital’s Rehab and Wellness Center, behind the John B. Kay Medical Office Building.

The first step was to dig up the sidewalk that led from an emergency exit at the back of the Rehab and Wellness Center out to the medical office building parking lot. Next came digging and earth-moving to begin establishing the footprint for the new structure.

Inside the hospital, a temporary emergency exit has been created for the Rehab and Wellness Center. The exit leads from the center into the hallway connecting the hospital to the medical office building.

Rehab patients and Adult Fitness Center members will continue to use the current main entrance for much of the coming year.

Patients and visitors will continue to find all of the usual services available at the Rehab and Wellness Center throughout the construction project.

“We anticipate adding several new services as well this year,” said Angie Hormann, manager, PHH Rehab and Wellness. “We’re expanding our space and our offerings to meet even more needs for our patients closer to home.”