Chicago Construction News staff writer
The State of Illinois has approved a $90 million renovation plan at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. The project includes:
- four new operating rooms – a significant upgrade
- infrastructure upgrades including significant structural changes starting with the demolition of a portion of the existing facility
- service line expansion adding a robotic navigation system for neurosurgery.
About 219,000 sq. ft. of the existing structure will be demolished for the expansion. The emergency department will have three existing offices converted to an open bay behavioral health patient holding space with area for up to five patients and a private bathroom and the surgical department will be modernized to create four same sized operating rooms with dedicated scrub functions, dedicated staff lockers, physician lounge, and anesthesiology work areas.
A six station PACU will be created which includes one isolation room, in addition to required nursing support functions and direct access to both the surgery corridor and patient prep-recovery. The modernized Stage Two patient prep-recovery department will hold 20 new patient prep areas, including one isolation room, and also include all required nursing support functions. The pharmacy will be located on the second floor and will be modernized to include both non-sterile and sterile compounding rooms.
The project is slated for completion by 2026.