Highland District Hospital construction continues


HDH project completion expected in summer 2020

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com



A tall crane moves steel pylons Monday afternoon at Highland District Hospital on North High Street.

A tall crane moves steel pylons Monday afternoon at Highland District Hospital on North High Street.


Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette

A large crane stretched into clear blue sky on Monday as a lengthy expansion project continued to unfold at Highland District Hospital.

As previously reported, Highland District Hospital announced the expansion in August 2018.

HDH Marketing Manager Ashlee Cheesbro previously told The Times-Gazette that the project, planned in three phases, is expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.

The project includes the addition of all private inpatient rooms equipped with the newest technology, a separate orthopedic and sports medicine outpatient clinic, on-site and expanded outpatient rehabilitation, additional patient registration access points, a new cancer care unit, an expanded and remodeled surgery unit, and a more easily accessible patient entrance with improved traffic access, including a parking lot expansion, the hospital said in a news release.

This will be the hospital’s sixth extensive project — from the complete new build in 1962 to several expansions and renovations throughout its history — according to a news release.

“We have made a focused effort to enhance the areas that will make the most impact for you and your family based on the feedback we have received from patients,” HDH President and CEO Randal Lennartz said in a news release. “Our mission to serve the community by providing accessible, efficient, quality health care in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and excellence will continue to be our daily focus, but these improvements will provide a more positive patient experience for years to come.”

“This addition and renovation allows us to offer a more patient care-centered atmosphere to our patients. The demand to care for more critical patients right here in our own community is growing, and this project expands our capabilities,” Parry added. “It is a very exciting time for our organization.”

The project will be completed in partnership with Pepper Construction of Ohio, design firm TEG Architects, and in collaboration with Megen Construction, according to the hospital.

The hospital said further updates will be available on the HDH Facebook page and the HDH website, www.hdh.org.

Highland District Hospital is a critical access designated, 25-bed acute care facility that employs more than 350 people and benefits from the services of more than 50 community volunteers. The medical staff includes more than 100 physicians and mid-level providers, representing more than 25 specialties and subspecialties. Highland District Hospital is a community-centered hospital that serves Highland and the surrounding counties, and is known for its state-of-the-art technology and innovative health care services, according to the news release.

Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570.

A tall crane moves steel pylons Monday afternoon at Highland District Hospital on North High Street.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/05/web1_HDH-Construx.jpgA tall crane moves steel pylons Monday afternoon at Highland District Hospital on North High Street. Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette
HDH project completion expected in summer 2020

By David Wright

dwright@timesgazette.com