(ATLANTIC) Officials at Cass County Memorial Hospital announced the new entrance and parking lot for Rehabilitation Services patients will open Monday, July 29. Access to this area is via the Ambulance Drive off 10th Street, at the west end of the hospital.
“This new parking area provides direct access into the Rehabilitation Services reception area,” said Pat Markham, CEO. “We are very pleased to open this access which will provide a close, flat entrance for the Rehab patients who often have mobility issues.”
The next step in the construction process will be to create an MRI suite in the former west lobby. This will require the closing of the west parking lot and entrance (along 10th Street, across from Atlantic Dental Center) from August 1 through December 31 in order to ensure patient, visitor and staff safety during the remodeling. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a service of the CCMH Diagnostic Imaging Department. MRIs are currently available three days a week on a mobile unit. The CCMH Board of Trustees made the decision to move the MRI inside as a permanent unit to enhance patient convenience by having more flexibility in scheduling and not having to go outside in the winter for MRI exams.
“These are the next steps in our overall project to create a patient-friendly, state-of-the-art medical facility for the people of southwest Iowa,” Pat noted. “We continue to appreciate our staff and community members’ patience with the construction process. While it has been a lengthy process, we are very pleased with the improvements and the wonderful facility that will serve our community for many years to come.”