Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Fall 2022

2 healthNEWS LEADERSHIP CORNER This project is for you! It was an honor to preside over a hospital groundbreaking event this summer. It’s been many years since Grundy County Memorial Hospital expanded its footprint, so our building addition for Surgery and Imaging and an expanded Lab signals good things to come! Our hospital is recognized for its highquality and compassionate care. Steady increases in the number of people who seek care here means that these three key departments have outgrown their space. We understand that our patients desire the same modern facilities and medical technology that’s offered in the city, so as we expand our space, we will be adding the capacity to offer expanded services as well. For instance, the hospital’s Lab department has continually added new analyzers that offer additional diagnostic options and produce faster results for our patients—but all this large equipment means the Lab is at capacity! In addition, for many years we’ve recognized the need for the MRI unit to be indoors—but the current hospital structure cannot accommodate this huge machine. We excitedly look forward to next fall, when patients can experience an MRI exam under our roof and surgeries can be scheduled in one of two new operating rooms! So to our communities we say: This building addition is for you! We recognize that you have a choice in where you receive your health care. We’re honored and humbled when you choose our hospital. We’re proud that the new addition will allow for many improvements that help us deliver on our promise of first-class care. Adam Scherling, MHA Hospital Administrator Karyn’s story As a busy mom, Karyn did not have time to be down long with a shoulder injury. She turned to the teams at GCMH for her orthopedic surgery and physical therapy, and they helped her get back in action in no time! GCMH spells relief Greater movement and less pain with surgery and therapy Learn what sets GCMH apart for orthopedic care. To hear Karyn’s story, scan the QR code or visit unitypoint .org/grundycounty/clinics -orthopedics.aspx. Here for you today and tomorrow When the hospital’s new Surgery Center opens in fall 2023, two modern operating rooms, spacious pre-op and post-op areas, and comfortable and private surroundings will greet our patients and their families. Community members who need surgery can turn to our visiting specialists and surgeons, including two orthopedic surgeons, for services like cataract surgery; digestive health procedures; foot surgery; general surgery, such as breast cancer surgery; and hernia, appendix and gallbladder procedures. Life Is Better In Action