St. Luke’s Celebrates Major Remodel of Hospice & Oncology Inpatient Unit
St. Luke’s celebrated the major remodel of the Hospice & Oncology Inpatient Unit with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.
The $1.1 million remodel modernized the space and offers patients a great new setting for infusion therapy, 21 patient rooms instead of 19 and more privacy.
“I can’t begin to tell you how much this whole project means to us. We poured our hearts into it,” St. Luke’s Oncology Operations Leader Hillary Nelson said. “It allows us to show patients and families all the ways we care through the newly added touches. That includes things like all-private rooms and countless safety improvements.”
The expanded infusion therapy space now offers five chairs instead of three, a bed and more privacy. The entire unit now has enhanced handicap accessible bathrooms in patient rooms, a new nurses’ station and families will have use of an updated lounge space on the hospice side of the unit.
The building project was led by Donald Holm Construction. It is also a part of Phase II of St. Luke’s Health Forward Initiative. The phase includes transitioning to all-private inpatient rooms throughout the hospital.