Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) cut the ribbon on a new 1,900 square foot outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center. The Center will house the hospital’s physical, speech, occupational and hand therapy programs.
Located on the hospital’s ground floor next to the Center for Specialty Care, the new center consists of five treatment and rehabilitation areas, three separate evaluation and treatment rooms, various offices and a dedicated occupational and hand therapy area.
The hand therapy area was partially funded from proceeds from the hospital’s 2017 Tee Off Golf Tournament held in October.
“Rehabilitation Services is a growing program for the hospital. We had outgrown the previous center on the second floor, and this beautiful new center will provide both patients and our staff with a conveniently located, modern and efficient facility,” said Rich Fernandez, president and CEO of the hospital.
Hospital officials are awaiting a final Department of Public Health review of the facility before opening it to patients, hopefully within the next few weeks.
The Rehabilitation Services Center is the first phase of a major renovation and expansion project at the growing hospital. The second phase, now underway, entails the conversion of an existing minor procedure room in the Surgical Suite into a full-service Operating Room (OR), the hospital’s seventh OR. The hospital has one of the fastest growing surgical programs in the state, including a new Robotic Surgery Program, and the new OR is needed to accommodate the additional surgical cases.
Hospital officials anticipate the new OR to be in service late winter 2018.
The third and final phase of the project will be the construction of a new inpatient medical/surgical unit consisting of 12 private patient rooms. The unit will be built on the second floor of the hospital’s Brooks Wing, where the Rehabilitation Services Center used to be located.
Plans call for the new inpatient unit to be ready in late spring/early summer 2018.