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Hospital six months away from finish

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Roane Medical Center now is only six months away from completing construction on its new 155,000-square-foot medical center campus that will include a state-of-the-art hospital and a professional office building.

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Roane Medical Center first received approval in April 2011 from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to build the new medical complex.

The 64-acre campus is under construction on Roane State Hwy. in Midtown near Pinnacle Pointe, a commercial shopping center just off the Harriman/Midtown exit of Interstate 40.

“It’s hard to believe we’ll be moving in just six months,” said Gaye Jolly, president and chief administrative officer of Roane Medical Center.

“Construction has moved quickly, thanks to the hard-working contractors, sub-contractors and crew up at the new medical center campus,”

The construction crew has moved 260,000 cubic yards of earth for the new campus and installed 831 tons of structural steel. It’s constructed of 183,000 bricks, an estimated 600 gallons of paint, and an estimated 175,000 square feet, or 4 acres, of flooring.

Key features of the new hospital include all private, modern patient rooms with large natural light windows, 15 emergency suites, technologically advanced surgery suites and enlarged and modern nursing units.

Patient drop-off and pick-up areas will be available, as well as free parking in more than 500 parking spots.

The new Three Rivers Café will offer freshly prepared meals to patients and visitors.

The new campus will be wired with new and innovative technologies, including new computer systems, information technologies and hardware for transition to electronic medical records.

“Our staff has been working diligently to prepare for all the major changes coming our way and for the transition into the new hospital,” said Jolly.

Adjacent to the hospital will be a new professional office building, which will be home to medical professionals including Thompson Oncology Group, Roane Medical Patricia Neal Outpatient Center and Roane Medical Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

Thompson Oncology Group will be staffed with board-certified oncology physicians, who will have access to nationally acclaimed multidisciplinary cancer care through Thompson Cancer Survival Center.

Roane Patricia Neal Outpatient Center will feature an in-ground therapy pool complete with a built-in treadmill, and Roane Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation will offer a new, state-of-the-art telemetry monitoring system.

The new Roane Medical Center will open February 2013.

For more information, visit www.roanemedical.com.

Roane Medical Center is recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures.

Roane Medical Center, a member of Covenant Health, strives to offer personalized patient care through quality medical and surgical care, emergency services, prevention programs, rehabilitation support and health education.

The hospital staff has expertise in specialized services that include diagnostic imaging, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and many others.

Roane Medical Center also offers services through its subsidiaries, RMC Patricia Neal Outpatient Center and Roane Medical Women’s Center.  

Roane Medical Center in Harriman, founded in 1939, aims to offer the right blends of technical expertise, medical professionalism and hometown values.