The Campbell County Health
Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to add seven additional rooms to the Campbell
County Memorial Hospital
Inpatient Room Replacement Project on January 24.
The request would increase capacity for the
Medical Surgical unit to 22 beds and
ICU to seven beds, for a total of 29 beds in those departments. The seven
additional beds will be constructed in what is currently the
Maternal Child Unit.
Hospital census data collected over the past six months shows a need greater
than the 22 rooms that were currently planned. In addition, trends suggest
that the number of ICU stays will continue to increase in the future.
In addition, the need for healthcare services will potentially increase
as the number of older Americans increases, both locally and nationally.
The cost for the additional seven rooms is approximately $3 million. There
are several options for funding: using capital budget funds that are typically
not spent in the current fi scal year, budgeting the needed funds in the
FY19-20 fiscal year or delaying construction of the courtyard area in
the middle of the patient room project.
The Maternal Child section of the project, located on the east side of
the building, expected to be completed by this summer.
Learn more about the CCMH Inpatient Room Replacement Project at