New Hospital

New Hospital to Open in Summer 2017

 Designed for 21st century healthcare, West Feliciana Hospital will open its new $27.7 million hospital this summer. The facility will utilize state-of-the-art technology and will focus on providing superior outpatient services in a comfortable and welcoming setting. The 53,000-square-foot facility will offer 12 in-patient rooms with bathrooms and private courtyard views. "This hospital is designed to meet the health care needs of our citizens in a modern and efficient service-oriented environment,” said CEO Lee Chastant, "It’s designed to expand the hospital’s current offerings of quality patient services that are closer to home for comfort and convenience and it will have the capability of expansion.”  The 19-acre medical campus will feature the new hospital as its centerpiece and takes advantage of West Feliciana’s natural beauty. The contractor is Stuart and Company with the Curtis Group Architects and Grace and Hebert Architects. The project is funded with a $17.75 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan, $8 million in bridge funding from Investar Bank and $2 million in hospital reserves.

The new hospital will feature:

                    Emergency room – With a private triage area, six exam rooms and two trauma rooms utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and will offer expanded telemedicine with telestroke capabilities. It will have a separate waiting room and check-in area. 

                Imaging department – Will provide MRI, CT or CAT scan, digital radiology, ultrasound and echocardiogram capabilities.

                Expanded laboratory – This area will offer faster processing for patients and is designed for expansion with a separate waiting area.

                Specialty suite – With an endoscopy lab for GI and other procedures in a separate area designed for patient comfort and privacy.

                The new hospital will provide other unique amenities as well with separate inpatient, ER and outpatient admitting areas, conference and classrooms, private family consulting areas, a non-denominational chapel and an upgraded cafeteria.

                Work is well under way on a road project that connects the entire medical campus. This project is financed separately with operational funds and allows the existing hospital to function normally during construction on the new facility.

- Lobby & Entrance Corridor
- Nurses Station



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