Oroville Hospital announced its plans for a new five-story medical tower located adjacent to the existing hospital. Upgrades will also be made to the emergency services, dietary and pharmacy departments. In addition, a new lot will provide ample parking for guests and patients.
With a potential completion date of fall 2018, the tower will have state-of-the-art equipment, private patient rooms and will connect with the original facility via enclosed passageways on the first and second floors. The total investment for the entire project will cost in excess of $100 million, which includes upgrades to the current structure.
“Oroville is a growing community,” said Robert J. Wentz, President and CEO. “Each year more and more patients are treated in our medical facilities. The new medical tower enables us to expand and improve services to meet the needs of our patients while providing high quality, advanced medical care.”
Visitors and patients entering the tower on the first floor will walk into a 30-foot-tall atrium which provides an abundance of natural light and a welcoming atmosphere. This floor will host ambulatory care services including pre-operative guidance, outpatient surgeries and endoscopies.
The labor and delivery center will be located on the tower’s second floor. There will be nine private, spacious rooms which serve as labor and delivery, postpartum and recovery rooms. In addition, new moms and dads can enjoy views of the rooftop garden in a soothing and relaxing environment.
The hospital’s intensive care unit will relocate to the third floor of the tower. The addition of 14 intensive care rooms, bringing the total to 24, allows Oroville Hospital to care for more critical care patients while ensuring they still receive the high level of care needed.
Finally, the tower’s fourth and fifth floors with be home to the hospital’s medical-surgical units. Each floor will have 35 private patient rooms to ensure patients have the ability to recuperate and heal quickly. Outside every room are nurse kiosks that will provide immediate access to nursing staff. Physicians will also have designated areas on each floor where they can talk with patients and family members, review patient information and consult with the nursing staff about patient care.
As a hospital that serves a large regional area, Oroville Hospital provides quality health care to many each year. The addition of a state-of-the-art, five-story tower ensures that it is always able to meet the needs of patients. The hospital has made health care a priority in Butte County and envisions a bright future serving the community.