Renovation, expansion project set for PHH

Parkview Huntington Hospital is preparing for a renovation and expansion project that will enhance the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Department and add new services, including state-of-the-art treatment for non-healing wounds.

Construction will begin later this month, hospital officials say, and is anticipated to be complete early in 2019.

The $8.5 million expansion represents the second major construction project since the facility opened in 2000. In 2002, 12 patient rooms were added to the Medical Surgical area.

The 20,271-square-foot addition will extend the current Rehabilitation and Wellness Department sp-ace to the east, marrying it with the back of the John B. Kay Medical Office Building. The Parkview Huntington Hospital Wou-nd Clinic will occupy 3,657 square feet of space and have its own exterior entrance at the northeast corner of the property.

“The expanded space will allow us to offer more treatment options and wellness services for patients in a more comfortable environment.,” says Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “And the new wound clinic will make a tremendous difference in the lives of people who deal with painful, stubborn wounds.”

The expansion will:

• Provide a home for the new wound clinic, offering the latest, clinically proven wound-care methods and featuring two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers to promote healing of difficult wounds caused by diabetes, burns or other injuries, vasculitis and many other conditions.

• Enable pediatric therapy services to move from the hospital’s lower level to a larger, specially designed area incorporating sensory, motor skillsand physical therapy gyms, as well as space for pediatric occupational therapy and speech therapy.

• Provide additional private consultation rooms and exam rooms dedicated to particular types of therapy for adult pat-
ients, such as lymphedema therapy, dry needling and manual therapy.

• Offer a larger space for the Activities of Daily Living Lab, in which rehabilitation patients focus on regaining skills such as
getting in and out of bed, bathing and performing household tasks.

• Provide space for the addition of new types of therapy and wellness-oriented programming.

• House the newly renovated Adult Fitness Center.

Moake Park Group, of Fort Wayne, is the architecture firm of record for the project. Weigand Construction, also of Fort Wayne, is the general contractor. Parkview Huntington will partner on wound care with Healogics, a leading provider of advanced chronic wound care technologies.   

Parkview Huntington Hospital will symbolically break ground on the expansion project during a private, invitation-only ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17. Once the project is completed in 2019, the public will be invited to an open house.