Out With the Old!

With the new construction and much of the buzz of daily hospital activity moving to the front of TCMH, many people may not know that large dumpsters are on site and areas deep inside the hospital are closed off for additional construction work. The remodel portion of the vacated portions of the hospital are well underway.

There are some signs like this and taped off doorways in the original portion of the hospital.

There are some signs like this and taped off doorways in the original portion of the hospital.


The old emergency department entrance is closed to the public. A large dumpster has been placed outside. The plywood on the brick walls shows where holes were cut in the concrete to create room for future office windows.
Outside the old ER entrance.

Outside the old ER entrance.


The inside of the former ER has been completely gutted. Support beams are pretty much the only things that remain, and what used to be registration, X-ray rooms, triage and the ER waiting room are all spaces that are open to each other.
Taken from just inside the former ER entrance, looking into the former emergency department.

Take from just inside the former ER entrance, looking into the former emergency department.


Taken from approximately the former ER registration desk looking back into the former departments.  The wall that was between the two is gone.

Taken from approximately the former ER registration desk looking back into the former departments. The wall that was between the two is gone.


Another view from the former ER registration area back in the former ER...a physician's office, the EMS work station and patient rooms used to be in this area.

Another view from the former ER registration area back in the former ER…a physician’s office, the EMS work station and patient rooms used to be in this area.


This area used to be two X-ray rooms (to the right), a closet for housekeeping and the work area for the ER nurse manager.

This area used to be two X-ray rooms (to the right), a closet for housekeeping and the work area for the ER nurse manager.


In addition to the former ER, the former radiology department has been gutted to make additional space for departments like laboratory and cardiopulmonary.
The portion of the former radiology department housed a bathroom, a radiology office and exam rooms for CT, mammography and ultrasound.

The portion of the former radiology department housed a bathroom, a radiology office and exam rooms for CT, mammography and ultrasound.


Amazingly, this space will become a new home for the in-house hospital pharmacy.

Amazingly, this space will become a new home for our in-house hospital pharmacy.


Now that asbetos has been removed, the hospital's maintenance department is doing some of the remodeling--like this area that will become the new in-house hospital pharmacy (located near OB and ICU).

Now that asbetos has been removed, the hospital’s maintenance department is doing some of the remodeling–like this area that will become the new in-house hospital pharmacy (located near OB and ICU).


A few departments have been temporarily relocated until the remodeling is done because they will have new offices after the remodeling is complete. Meanwhile everyone is ready to be out with the old to make way for new spaces. The new construction has given everyone a taste of how nice new space can be for the patients and the staff.

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