On Thursday, September 23, hundreds of supporters gathered to celebrate the the start of Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Campus Transformation Project. Bishop Gustavo Garcia –Siller, M.Sp.S., joined the ceremony and led the blessing to commence the groundbreaking of the Hospital’s Replacement Patient Tower –The West Pavilion.
“Little Company of Mary’s tradition and dedication to faith-based, compassionate care is steadfast and unwavering,” said Dennis Reilly, LCM President and CEO. “This new West Pavilion will provide care for our patients with the most up-to-date technologies in an environment designed to promote healing.”
Images from the Groundbreaking (click to enlarge):
“For 80 years, each and every decision, no matter how big or small, has been in alignment with Little Company of Mary’s mission – to serve the sick and dying and enhance the sacredness of life and human dignity. Then and today, our mission continues,” said Sister Kathleen McIntyre, L.C.M., Chairperson of Little Company of Mary’s Board of Directors.
The “West Pavilion” replacement patient tower plans include:
- 96 Private patient rooms with bath
- Comprehensive Women’s Center for Life and Health
- Pharmacy and Laboratory
- Energy-efficient Energy Plant
- Gift shop
- Hospital Kitchen and Cafeteria
Little Company of Mary obtained the Certificate of Need (CON) in spring 2009, making the Campus Transformation Project the boldest construction project since the Sisters opened the original hospital in the midst of the Great Depression — 80 years ago. The Hospital began tackling a few site preparation projects in the summer necessary prior to breaking ground, including utility relocations and the removal of a generator building.
Little Company of Mary recently announced the selection of Chicago-based Power Construction as the general contractor overseeing the construction. The five-year Campus Transformation Project is anticipated to be complete in 2014.