Iowa hospital injects $4.5M into surgical department expansion, including orthopedics

Written by Alan Condon | October 01, 2019 | Print  |

Osage, Iowa-based Mitchell County Regional Health Center is expanding its surgical department, reports Mitchell County Press News.

Four things to know:

1. The $4.5 million project will revamp the outpatient surgery department, adding a second OR, recovery rooms and outpatient surgery rooms.

2. Shelly Russell, CEO of the hospital, identified the need for a full-time general surgeon as well as expanded pain management, ENT and orthopedic services.

3. The expansion comes on top of the recent $12.5 million remodeling, which added private exam rooms in the physical therapy department, doubled the gym space and installed a helicopter pad.

4. The expansion is set to be completed in the summer of 2020.

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