As a means to expand its pediatrics capabilities and better serve the community, Rush Memorial Hospital is currently embarking on a fundraising campaign to improve and create a state-of-the-art pediatric office facility.
According to RMH CEO Brad Smith, the facility at 1339 North Cherry Street (just south of Conrad Harcourt Way) will become a reality with a completion date set for 2013.
RMH Foundation Executive Director Faith Mock recently announced that two local couples, Greg and Theresa Alexander and Tom and Edna Moster, will serve as co-chairs for the fundraising effort to generate $670,000 to complete the project.
Once complete, the 3,000 square foot facility will have four exam rooms, waiting area for both children and adolescents, a lab, medication room, a nurses’ station and a doctors’ office area.
“One of the most exciting things is not only will the building be state-of-the-art, the location will afford the ability to expand in the future if the need arises,” Smith said.
He continued by saying that with the improvements Rush County residents will be afforded better service close to home.
“It is going to provide top-notch service to local families,” he said.
During 2011, Dr. Kedo’s current pediatric office, a small modular building located outside the main hospital on the RMH campus, realized 4,000 patient visits.
As a result of size constraints, patients and family members were often required to wait in the 10 by 12 waiting room area prior to being seen by the doctor.
The new facility will offer multiple and larger waiting rooms and many other amenities currently not available locally.
According to recent census figures, 24.5 percent of Rush County’s population is made up of children from infants to 17 years of age. As a result, pediatric needs have shown a marked increase and the new facility will accommodate those growing needs.
There are various levels of donation packages available. For more information regarding Kedo’s Kids campaign contact Mock at the RMH Foundation: (765) 932-7568 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106