August 7, 2017
Copley Hospital has begun the next phase of its construction project. The Infusion Suite has temporarily moved out of the Multi-Specialty Clinic in the Outpatient Services Center. It is now located on the second floor, just as you enter the Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit. The interim location for the Infusion Suite ensures patients may continue their chemo without interruption during construction.
Renovations to the Multi-Specialty Clinic area include updates to the chemotherapy prep room and expanding from two (2) infusion suites to four (4). Construction is expected to last 6-9 weeks.
A multi-disciplinary team including members of our Oncology, Pharmacy, Lab, Facilities, Information Technology, and Food Services teams assisted with the logistical planning and execution of this phase of the project.
The first phase of construction was Copley’s new surgical center. The James and Mary Louise Carpenter Surgical Center welcomed its first surgical patient on July 31st, following an intense three-day process of moving equipment and supplies from the “old OR” space to the new Surgical Center followed by calibrations, testing, and cleaning. “It’s been the best move I’ve seen and I’ve been through five of them,” said Surgical Services Nurse Director Mike Babcock. Babcock said it has been “business as usual” since the opening. Aesthetic work will continue in the new surgical center for the next few weeks.
The entire construction project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The Outpatient Oncology staff at Copley Hospital offers a team of expertly trained oncology and hematology specialists, and high-tech diagnostics. You receive intimate, personal care, both physically and emotionally, from staff that is like an extended family. Copley’s team of support includes the oncologist, advanced practice nurse, registered nurses, social worker and chaplain. Visit www.copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.