Phase II of the Hospital Replacement Project is complete for Ortonville Area Health Services in Ortonville, MN. The facility opened the doors to its new inpatient hospital in October. This new unit contains medical and surgical rooms, labor and delivery rooms, emergency room and ambulance garage with decontamination area. The new facility utilizes a decentralized nursing care model which promotes nursing closer to patients.
Phase III of the project will begin immediately and includes removing the "old" hospital area and replacing with a new lab department, two additional emergency rooms, outreach area, operating and recovery rooms and lobby. The final phase ties all phases together and constructs parking lot and helipad. The project is slated to finish late 2010.