Weeks Medical Center Announces $4 Million Building Campaign to Construct New Lancaster Patient Care Center
New Center Will Add Space for Primary Care and Specialty Care Services
The Board of Trustees of Weeks Medical Center announced that the hospital is undertaking a $4 million building campaign to construct a new 42,000 square foot Lancaster Patient Care Center. The new center will be connected to and integrated with the existing hospital.
The new center will provide a significantly improved space for primary care, more accessible space for dialysis and wound care, and dedicated spaces for outpatient specialty services such as allergy/otolaryngology, oncology, pediatrics, child development, sleep medicine, telemedicine, cardiology, pulmonology, urology, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, and behavioral health.
“Our current Lancaster physicians offices building is outdated and severely impacts our ability to upgrade and improve our primary care and speciality services,” said Donald Crane, chair of the Weeks Medical Center Board of Trustees. “We have long outgrown the space and our providers and patients have been adversely affected by it. A new building is needed that is more accessible to patients and provides the appropriate capacity for current and growing needs.”
The total cost of the new Lancaster Patient Care Center is set at $13 million. The building campaign will seek to raise $4 million from local and seasonal residents and businesses and the remainder through loans and grants. Groundbreaking on the new Lancaster Patient Care Center is scheduled for fall 2018 with an estimated completion date of spring 2020. The building campaign, currently in a planning phase, will launch to the public in May at the Weeks Medical Center Annual Meeting.
“The Weeks Medical Center building campaign for the new Lancaster Patient Care Center will require the commitment of everyone in our communities who relies on Weeks for healthcare,” Crane said. “Weeks is a community hospital that provides vital healthcare to our region. We hope that everyone will offer generous support for this long-overdue upgrade. Your support is crucial to our mission to provide high quality healthcare close to home and for generations to come.”
Key Points to the Building Campaign to Construct a New Lancaster Patient Care Center:
- 42,000 square foot facility connected and integrated with existing hospital
- Expanded and accessible space to improve privacy and primary and family care
- Enhanced space for outpatient specialty services
- Provide growth opportunities for new services and new providers
- Built-in expansion to for critical future needs for our communities
March 1, 2018