HERSHEY, Pa. -- Ongoing renovations to the radiology area on the ground floor of the hospital at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will make room for additional equipment and give admitted patients awaiting diagnostic procedures a more accessible, private space. Trustees received printed information about the renovations prior to their meeting today (March 7).
The Medical Center is renovating 7,200 square feet of space, much of which was vacated when Pharmacy Services moved into the new Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital building. This fourth phase of the radiology renovation project will create two new ultrasound procedure rooms with a control room and a dedicated waiting area for nonadmitted patients scheduled for joint injection procedures. The project will create shell space for a new diagnostic X-ray and a CT scanner, which will be used primarily for inpatient procedures. A new 10-bay inpatient holding area, located immediately adjacent to the primary hospital elevators, will give patients awaiting a procedure more privacy and allow for more efficient staff monitoring of patients.
The $1.7 million expansion is scheduled to be complete in late April and is the final phase of a $9 million project begun in 2008 to expand the diagnostic imaging, procedural services and nuclear medicine capabilities of the Department of Radiology.