Two construction projects totaling more
than $3.5 million are getting underway on the Kadlec medical campus in Richland
to meet patient demand for electrophysiology and gastroenterology services.
One project involves adding a fifth
catheterization lab to the main hospital building at 888 Swift Blvd. This will
result in more resources for electrophysiology cardiology, known as EP cardio,
and is expected to be finished in late spring.
EP cardio focuses on the treatment of
heart rhythm disorders.
Jim Hall, Kadlec’s marketing and
communication director, recalled years ago when there were just two
catheterization labs at the hospital, and now the need has grown to support a
A remodel also is underway at the nearby Kadlec Healthplex at 1270 Lee Blvd. in Richland, which is home to several outpatient services, including aquatic physical therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, massage therapy, a demonstration kitchen and classrooms for community education.
Crews are taking out the spot used by
informational technology employees and replacing it with clinical space for
This work could be completed by later
this fall and doctors could start seeing patients in the newly-built rooms.
A second project will result in four
new endoscopy suites where scoping procedures will be performed.
The target for this work to be
completed is by June 2020.
“These are both high need areas to meet
patient demand with expanded area of service,” Hall said.
The general contractor on the project
is Sletten Construction Co. of Boise.
The catheterization lab construction is valued at $250,000,
and the endoscopy center at the Healthplex is valued at $3.3 million.
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