By HCO Staff
CARROLL, Iowa—St. Anthony Regional Hospital, a leading healthcare provider for much of West Central Iowa and the region, announced in late September the completion of renovations on the hospital’s leading dialysis and obstetrics (OB) departments at its campus in Carroll.
The Birth Place at St. Anthony Regional Hospital is designated as a Centers of Excellence by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. St. Anthony was among two recipients of a $1.5 million grant designed for Centers of Excellence in rural Iowa. St. Anthony was selected to receive funding over a three-year period to finance initiatives to ensure mothers and their babies receive high-quality and accessible health care.
In addition to the much-needed improvements to the OB department, the dialysis clinic has been improved to meet St. Anthony’s high standards for patient care. After 20 years on the hospital’s fourth floor, the clinic is now on the first floor, where patients can access services with greater ease. Wayfinding and navigation are improved with direct connection from the main entry, and the refreshed interior features elements found in nature, designed to create a calming environment for both patients and staff.
“These renovations will help us bring the most advanced, comprehensive care to Iowans in need of dialysis treatment and maternal care and continue to build St. Anthony Regional Hospital as a center of excellence in the region,” said Allen Anderson, President and CEO of St. Anthony Regional Hospital. “We appreciate the support from Governor Reynolds, our staff and the community, as well as all those who helped bring this important project to life.”
The project’s design was led by Wold Architects and Engineers, a Saint Paul, Minn.-based architectural and engineering firm with extensive healthcare design expertise. Graham Construction served as construction manager for the project.
“Our team is grateful for the opportunity to leverage our extensive healthcare design expertise to improve St. Anthony Regional Hospital’s facilities and further its reputation as a leading provider of high-quality healthcare,” said Josh Ripplinger, AIA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP, partner and healthcare planner at Wold. “We look forward to seeing how these renovations allow the staff at St. Anthony to continue providing patients with the best quality of care and quality of life.”