IRMC kicks off Indiana campus expansion
By The Dispatch
Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
Indiana Regional Medical Center is kicking off its 100th year with a $55 million expansion project, beginning with a Nov. 1 groundbreaking ceremony at the hospital's main Indiana campus.
The Centennial Building Project will expand upon the current services offered by IRMC with new operating room suites, a new intensive care unit, a post-anesthesia care unit, a 15-bed post-acute care unit, an endoscopy unit and a linear accelerator, as well as numerous structural and patient service upgrades to the current facility.
In all, the project will renovate about 45,000 square feet of the current facility and include approximately 40,000 square feet of new construction.
“As we celebrate our first 100 years of service to our community, there is no better time than the present to begin building the state-of-the-art facility needed to continue to serve our patients for the next 100 years,” said Todd Brice, chairman of the board of directors at IRMC.
The project is slated to be funded with a combination of current cash assets and long-term financing, as well as a Centennial Capital Campaign geared toward raising $5 million from private donors.
The Indiana Healthcare Foundation, the fundraising wing of IRMC, and campaign co-chairs Joe Reschini (president of The Reschini Group and board chairman of the Indiana Healthcare Foundation) and Mike Price (CEO of First Commonwealth) have noted that the campaign already has raised $2 million with the help of five lead campaign contributors: First Commonwealth, the Kovalchick Family, the Reschini Group, Rosebud Mining Company and S&T Bank.
In November of 1914, IRMC first opened its doors to the public as a 40-bed facility with 13 private rooms.
Today, IRMC resides on a 50-acre main campus with 164 beds while serving nearly 250,000 patients annually. IRMC has also grown to be the second largest employer in Indiana County with over 1,300 employees.
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