It’s an exciting time at Hills & Dales General Hospital. Following an intense 15-month construction and renovation process, the first phase of the hospital’s $6 million expansion project is now complete. The project focuses on improving the patient and visitor experience at multiple points throughout the facility and underscores the hospital’s commitment to providing quality health care now and in the future.
“We plan to be here for a very long time, and this renovation and expansion is exactly what Hills & Dales needs to remain state-of-the-art for our patients and community,” says hospital President and CEO Jean Anthony.
The expansion efforts involved improvements on both floors of the hospital.
On the second floor, existing semi-private rooms were converted to 12 private rooms, each with its own bathroom and shower and enough family-friendly space to accommodate overnight visitors. Additional changes include an enhanced physical therapy area, as well as a reconfigured nurses’ station and office space.
On the main level, the newly expanded main entrance and lobby features a canopy for protection from weather elements and an inviting seating area. Patients checking in to the hospital and emergency room will be greeted in a more private, centralized registration area, and visitors will enjoy the new gift shop that is supported by the Hills & Dales Auxiliary Group.
Accessible directly through the main entrance is Cass City Medical Practice, the clinic of Dr. Bitner, Dr. Hall, and Marlene Schank, FNP-BC. Additionally, the After Hours Clinic, now called Cass City Medical Practice Extended Hours, will be in the adjoining clinic space. The Specialty Clinic will also be moving into new clinic space attached to the hospital.
Work continues on the second floor with the creation of an activities room and additional storage space. On the lower level, patients, staff, and visitors will soon enjoy more dining options and additional seating in the newly expanded cafeteria.