Patients and visitors at St. Rose Health Center will notice virtually no disruption in services during the move into its new location next door, Administrator Leanne Irsik said.
Personnel and equipment will be moving into the former Medical Office Building beginning Wednesday, April 15, and doors to the new St. Rose will open Monday, April 20.
Urgent Care will be available during its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
“Our Urgent Care and other services will continue throughout this time,” Irsik said. “Our health-care providers are working with patients to schedule appointments and procedures before and after the move. But if someone needs a mammogram, x-ray or other imaging procedure during these few days, we will work with area providers to accommodate patients.”
The radiology equipment will be moved, re-set and then re-calibrated.
“Special radiology personnel are handling this sophisticated equipment,” Irsik explained. “In some cases, machines can be ready in a day or so, and in others it will take a little longer. We will do all we can to minimize the inconvenience.”
Irsik also noted that the mobile MRI unit remains available; the service will be relocated inside the new St. Rose in a couple of months.
Beginning April 20, visitors will use the west entrance just off the new parking lot, which is west of the building and across the street from the Dominican Sisters’ convent. This will be a temporary access until the new entrance is completed on the southeast side of the building.
“We will have directional signage in place so that patients and families will be able to easily reach their destinations,” Irsik said. “We think everyone will be impressed when the new facility is up and running. It will be more modern, more convenient and more accommodating.”
Irsik outlined a few more details.
* The first floor will accommodate registration, St. Rose Family Medicine & Urgent Care, infusion and specialty nursing, lab draw station, occupational testing, and imaging and diagnostic services.
* The second floor will be home to the expanded HaysMed Specialty Clinic, Great Bend Internists and the licensed ambulatory surgery center for one-day procedures.
* Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will remain in the Kirby Medical Office Building, located just south of St. Rose.
St. Rose specializes in primary care, prevention and wellness. Services include St. Rose Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Great Bend Internists, imaging, infusion clinic, WellnessWorks, one-day surgical procedures, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice and a comprehensive Specialty Clinic. St. Rose is co-owned by Hays Medical Center and Centura Health.