Groundbreaking scheduled for Dexter emergency services expansion - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Groundbreaking scheduled for Dexter emergency services expansion

(Source: SoutheastHEALTH) (Source: SoutheastHEALTH)

The Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 for its emergency services expansion and adult voluntary behavioral health unit.

The ceremony will be at the front entrance to Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County.

The project, a total of 30,982 square feet, will substantially increase the size of emergency services and is designed with the patient experience in mind.

The emergency services 10-room expansion will be located adjacent to the new Southeast Medical Plaza.

Features will include a new waiting/triage area, trauma room, cardiac room, obstetrics room, three exam rooms for behavior health patients and four rooms for non-emergent healthcare needs. There will also be two additional ambulance bays and an update to the main hospital lobby.

The Adult Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit located on the second floor of the new addition will include 15 private patient rooms with full bathrooms, along with areas for activities, group therapy, dining and visiting. Both projects are expected to be completed in late 2017.

Once the expansion is finished, it is expected to provide 50 to 75 new jobs in Dexter and its surrounding communities.

Architects for the emergency services and Adult Voluntary Behavioral Unit project are Bates and Associates of St. Louis Construction will be overseen by Kiefner Brothers Construction of Cape Girardeau.

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