The Northfield Hospital & Clinics Board of Directors approved $6.7 million in building projects at its regular August meeting, $6.3 million for an endoscopy center and $400,000 for remodeling of Northfield’s FamilyHealth Medical Clinic.
The endoscopy center will require expanding the hospital footprint on the north side by 9,000 square feet. It will provide two endoscopy rooms, another procedure room and additional pre and post-operative room for both endoscopy and surgery. It will also create a common registration and waiting area for endoscopy procedures and surgery. The new space will sit above another 8,000 square feet of unfinished space that will be used for future needs.
The clinic remodeling will provide four additional patient exam rooms, space for a sound booth and offices for referral specialists to meet with patients. The call center will be moved and the waiting area for the lab will be remodeled to address patient privacy issues.
Work is scheduled to begin on both projects this fall. The endoscopy project is expected to be completed in August of 2015, the clinic remodeling by January of 2015.