RPMH celebrates enhancements and addition to facilities

As the healthcare needs of Nolan County continues to grow and evolve, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) remains committed to serving the region in various capacities. As such, the hospital will hold a special event on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with a ribbon cutting and ground breaking on two projects that will allow the hospital to continue its mission. “The people of Nolan County should be excited about the recent renovations and upcoming medical office building at our hospital,” said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH. “With the updated medical/surgical wing and additional room for physicians, patients know they can rely on Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital for the best healthcare right in their backyard.” As part of a larger renovation project that began late last year, RPMH is celebrating the completion of updates to its medical/surgical wing with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More than 40 patient rooms were enhanced during the renovations with various updates, including six existing rooms modified to comply with Disability Act (ADA) standards. The upgraded rooms will add conveniences for both the patient and their guests. According to Boatright, the new rooms will make patients feel more comfortable during their stay. In addition to room updates, all four of the hospital’s medical/surgical corridors were enhanced with new air supply and return grilles, lighting layout, as well as new ceilings and flooring. Updated electrical equipment were also installed and finished with improved work stations for hospital team members and improved hardware and décor. The hospital will also hold a ground breaking ceremony for a new medical office building, which is slated for completion this December. Planned for nearly a year, the new facility will provide the hospital with additional much-needed space for physician offices. Plans are in place to renovate the current medical office building in Spring 2013. The facility will be used for additional doctors and provide expanded space for the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department. “Many rural hospitals across Texas continue to face challenges, with some even closing,” said Boatright. “That’s why we are very lucky to have such an incredible infrastructure that will only continue to improve healthcare services for our community.” Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital provides healthcare for those in the communities they serve. Founded in 1976, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital offers a wealth of medical services including: 24 hour emergency care, advanced radiology services including CT scanning and MRIs, outpatient lab, physical therapy, surgical services, swing bed services, patient education, home health and assistive services, and more. For additional information, visit www.rpmh.net.