TELL CITY, INDIANA (July 1, 2010) – To serve the community’s growing medical needs, Perry County Memorial Hospital announces its plans for construction of an approximately 117,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. The $46 million project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.
The new facility will continue to serve the same tri-county area as the existing hospital: Perry and Spencer counties in Indiana and Hancock County in Kentucky. Located six miles from the current hospital location in Tell City, the new building will be located on 38 acres near the intersection of Highways 37 and 237.
Costs for the new facility will be funded by hospital operations, not taxpayer dollars. To the extent possible, hospital officials are committed to utilizing local businesses and individuals throughout the project.
The new Critical Access Hospital will include three operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms. Other features include comfortable, private patient rooms with bathrooms, spacious waiting areas, a dedicated ER entrance and ample parking. From the inside out, the new hospital will promote a healthier lifestyle for the community with the addition of a walking path around the exterior grounds of the facility.
“It is our ongoing mission to improve the health of our community,” said Joe Stuber, President and CEO. “This building project will allow us to continue providing quality care to those in need, as well as offer us the opportunity to recruit new physicians and medical staff.”
The hospital’s services will remain the same:
The existing partnership between the hospital and Perry County to operate Emergency Medical Services will continue.
The architectural firm Laughlin Millea Hillman Architecture, LLC was chosen as the design firm for the project. The company has offices in Louisville and New Albany and has designed the new Harrison County Hospital, as well as additions to Floyd (County) Memorial Hospital, and a medical office building and ambulatory surgery center for Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.
Founded in 1950, Perry County Memorial Hospital is a full-service healthcare facility located in Tell City, Indiana that serves Perry and Spencer Counties in Indiana and Hancock County in Kentucky. Hospital services include inpatient, outpatient, in-home and emergency. PCMH is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. For more information, visit www.pchospital.org.