While the recent razing of the ASB Building on Broadway was obvious to any passerby, the extreme makeover next door won’t be apparent for a few months yet.
The Medical Office Building (MOB) is being remodeled to house what will be called St. Rose Health Center; the name change from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center would occur as a result of a successful joint venture between Hays Medical Center and Centura Health, which continues to be negotiated.
The MOB, which opened in 2009, will be home to existing and new services.
St. Rose Senior Vice President Leanne Irsik outlined the basics of how the facility will be re-configured.
A new entrance will be added to the southeast side.The first floor will accommodate registration just inside the main entrance, where the atrium is now.Other first-floor occupants will include St. Rose Family Medicine & Urgent Care, infusion and specialty nursing, laboratory collection, occupational testing, and imaging and diagnostic services.The second floor will be home to the Specialty Clinic, Great Bend Internists and the licensed ambulatory surgery center.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will remain in the Kirby Medical Office Building, located just south of St. Rose; other support offices also will move into the Kirby facility.
“The ambulatory surgery center will include one main procedure room with three spaces for patient care before and after procedures,” Irsik said. “These are same-day procedures that require local or regional anesthesia or sedation. The most common are minor biopsies, endoscopies, colonoscopies, pain management and carpel tunnel treatment.”
The parking lot will be directly south of the lobby, outside the new entrance. Parking also will be available on the west side. After the new building opens, the west entrance temporarily will be used while the east end is completed after the circular towers are separated from the MOB.
“This reconfiguration will allow patients to easily find their destinations,” Irsik added. “Services will be close to one another and convenient for everyone.”
Health Facilities Group of Wichita is the architectural firm and Nabholz Construction Services of Olathe is the construction manager and general contractor. Weather permitting, the MOB will open early next spring.
Bids have been opened to local subcontractors. “This complex project will entail specialty contractors and subcontractors to meet timelines and the budget,” Irsik said. “We are extremely pleased with the cooperation we are getting from everyone involved.”