The Wayne Memorial Hospital expansion project, backed by the Wayne County Commissioners, marked the halfway point of the project in September 2017, when the last steel beam was hoisted into the framework of the new patient tower. Expected to be completed shortly, the 85,000 square foot tower is the hospital’s biggest expansion in history and will house 50 private patient rooms.
The private rooms are designed to help reduce the potential for infection, reduce noise, increase communications between the patient and his/her clinical team and enhance comfort.
At the same time, the hospital is renovating 35,000 square feet of existing space, including expanding and adding more private space to Chemotherapy and Wound Care. Wayne Memorial Board Chairman Dirk Mumford and CEO David Hoff both called the $40 million project
exciting and significant.