Additional construction at CCMH

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Additional construction at CCMH

Officials at Cass County Memorial Hospital have announced some additional work being done in the new Inpatient Services area of the hospital. According to Pat Markham, CEO, the zero entry showers in the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care patient rooms are not containing water as intended. “We became aware of this problem immediately upon occupying our new patient rooms last summer. Since that time we have been working with the design firm to arrive at an agreeable resolution to the problem, while utilizing temporary measures to prevent falls,” Markham explained. “We are now going to proceed with the necessary changes to eliminate this safety risk.” This will at times be quite loud and potentially disruptive to patients. Four patient rooms at a time will be taken out of service – two for repair work, and one on each side to help buffer construction noise. “We will be taking several steps to reduce the noise for our patients, including providing noise-reducing headphones and ear plugs,” Markham noted. “We truly apologize for this inconvenience, but in the interest of patient and staff safety we simply have to move forward with correcting this situation.” Hospital officials continue to negotiate with the design firm to determine financial liability for the corrective measures. Work will begin Monday, March 18, 2013 and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2013.

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