Methodist Hospitals Completes $12.1M Renovation of Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units - July 17, 2017

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life

Methodist Hospital has completed a $12.1 million investment at the Northlake Campus in Gary. The project was completed in 14 months and includes the renovation of the Emergency Room and an existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to create a Surgical/Trauma ICU to support Northwest Indiana’s first “in process” Level III Trauma Center, and the construction of a new ICU.

The renovated Northlake Campus Emergency Department features 15 large rooms with improved patient privacy that includes doors instead of curtains, updated nurse call systems, the latest patient telemetry monitoring systems and televisions. Each room also contains nurse work stations so charting and medication scanning can be performed at the patient’s bedside. A new centralized station offers emergency nurses and physicians a view of every room and the department’s floor layout is designed for the most effective patient flow.

Its design enables physicians, surgeons and staff to reduce ER wait times and improve overall efficiency. The renovation also includes a Fast –Track Area where patients with less critical needs are seen and treated quickly.

The ICUs feature a new 12-bed ICU and a renovated 6-bed ICU for a total of 18 private and spacious rooms that accommodate the latest technologies. “We are now better prepared to provide care to those patients in our community who have the most critical needs,” said Jeannette White, Director of Acute and Critical Care at the Northlake Campus. The remodeled rooms are all larger to accommodate extra equipment as necessary and include daybeds for family or care partners to stay. The renovated ICU includes the latest technology and enables improved workflow to support our “in process” Level III Trauma Center.

“Methodist Hospitals has long been known as the premiere provider of emergency services in this region. The completion of this project enables our physicians, nurses and staff to continue the lifesaving work that takes place in our hospital each and every day,” said Ray Grady, President & CEO, Methodist Hospitals.

The general contractor was Skanska USA building, architect was Stantec Architect (formerly VOA Associates Incorporated) and the project manager was Adams Management Services Corporation. Many local firms participated in this project because of Methodist Hospitals’ commitment to working with local firms.