Phelps Memorial Announces Grand Opening with Flash Mob
To announce the opening of their new patient wing on Saturday, February 18, Phelps Memorial Health Center enlisted the help of the Holdrege High School Twisters dance team to organize a flash mob between the boys and girls basketball games on Friday, February 3rd.
The Grand Opening ceremony begins on Saturday, February 18th, at 1:00 pm with special guest United States Senator Mike Johanns in attendance. Tours, demonstrations and refreshments will also be available.
Phelps Memorial Health Center broke ground on the new patient wing on April 16, 2011. After 308 days of construction, they are ready for patients to move into the new rooms. The project began with the need to update the infrastructure of the facility built in 1968. After conducting extensive research, the Board of Directors decided that in order to maximize funds and prepare for the future of Phelps Memorial, the community and hospital patients would be better served with new patient rooms in addition to an upgraded Central Energy Plant.
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The finished construction, made possible by Johnson, Johnson, Crabtree Architects, added over 47,000 square feet to the hospital. In place of the old patient wing will be 4 state-of-the-art operating suites and a beautiful courtyard that will offer rooms with a view.
The 25 patient rooms, including 4 obstetric rooms and 4 special care rooms, offer amenities that can only be compared to a 5-star hotel. They are all complete with a 42" interactive flat screen television with the Big 10 Network, free wireless access for patients and visitors, large bathrooms complete with a full-access shower in each, sofa sleeper for family and friends, in-room electronic medical record access for efficient nurse charting, medication scanning capabilities in all patient rooms, patient lifts for those patients that are unable to bear weight, large picture windows and much more.
The nurses stations are equipped with an upgraded nurse call system and nurse tracking system for a quieter environment for patients and guests. The Obstetrics hall and Nursery include a controlled access system for added security of newborns and parents. The entire patient wing will be equipped with an upgraded security camera system.