Building on Excellence Hits Completion

After almost five years of designing, praying and building, Saint Francis Healthcare System has completed Building on Excellence.

The final phases were finished when Cape Care for Women and Cape Maternal & Fetal Medicine opened new locations at the Women and Children’s Pavilion in September. And, Weight Loss Solutions moved into its new headquarters in October.

In its new location, Cape Care for Women provides women access to all the services they need in one location. As they receive prenatal care, pregnant women will become accustomed to arriving at the Medical Center through Entrance 5 — which is where they will go for labor and delivery at the Family BirthPlace.

Bjelich_Steve_2180_FY14“Our physicians are now much closer to the Family BirthPlace, so they can travel between their office practice and laboring patients quickly,” says Marilyn K. Curtis, MT (ASCP), MSA, Vice President, Building on Excellence, Saint Francis Healthcare System.

Weight Loss Solutions has its own, dedicated space with four examination rooms and classroom space for education and support groups, designed by the program’s team.

“This is a very exciting time for our entire system,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System. “We are able to provide the highest level of care to our patients in these state-of-the-art facilities.”

The Building on Excellence project includes a new main entrance, a five-story Tower with 122 private patient rooms, expanded pain and wound clinics, gift shop and curtis_marilyn_3639_fy14My Daddy’s Cheesecake; renovated and expanded area for Inpatient Rehabilitation Services; and the creation of a Women & Children’s Pavilion which includes an expanded Family BirthPlace and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

“We have given great attention to the patient and family experience,” says Curtis. “The completion of this very ambitious project, Building on Excellence, positions Saint Francis Medical Center to meet the ever expanding healthcare needs of the region we serve.”

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