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At a glance
Other projects already completed at Parkview Randallia are:
Parkview BridgeWays – An inpatient treatment center for older adults who need specialized geriatric and psychiatric care opened Jan. 1 after a $1 million renovation to the hospital’s third floor.
Parkview Continuing Care Center – A $3.5 million center opened last year on the fifth floor where patients might regain strength after open-heart surgery, for example. Patients’ average stay is 15 days.
Vibra Hospital – The long-term, acute-care hospital opened inside Parkview Randallia in leased space in 2012 to serve patients who are transitioning between a hospital intensive-care unit and home or a nursing home. Vibra, which specializes in weaning patients off breathing equipment, said patient stays average 20 to 30 days.

$3.2 million facelift for Parkview Randallia

Miles
Courtesy of Parkview Health
This artist’s rendering shows how Parkview Randallia will look after $3.2 million in campus upgrades.

Parkview Randallia is getting gussied up on the outside after months of renovations to its inside.

Parkview Health officials on Monday announced plans to invest $3.2 million in upgrades to the campus. Project highlights include a new entrance, a park and a courtyard.

New signs also will be posted at the site just south of State Boulevard.

The Randallia campus was Parkview’s primary location until March 2012, when the local health care provider opened the Parkview Regional Medical Center just north of Dupont Road.

When the regional medical center project was announced, some neighbors of the Randallia campus feared it would be abandoned.

Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and affiliates, said the non-profit has instead kept its commitment to the hospital and neighborhood as among its top priorities.

“Before we even moved our (specialty) services to Parkview Regional Medical Center a little more than a year ago, we began evaluating how we could best invest in the Parkview Randallia campus,” she said in a statement.

Ben Miles, Parkview Randallia’s vice president of operations, said officials routinely review their master plan to consider new programs and services.

“Through market research, we are getting a better understanding of the needs in this community, and it is our mission to address those needs with the appropriate services,” he said.

Inside the hospital, other projects are in progress, including a center dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of the elderly and a wound healing center that will cater to patients who have skin sores or ostomy-related skin problems.

Elsewhere on the Randallia campus, Parkview is investing $5 million to renovate its former cancer center into an outpatient clinic that will be leased to the Department of Veterans Affairs to serve veterans.

Work on the exterior improvements began Monday and is scheduled to finish before the end of the year. The emergency department will remain open throughout the building phase.

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