HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is excited to start a multi-phase, $2.1 million dollar development project. The construction project will mean upgrades to the registration area, and the radiology and emergency departments.
HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital board member and county coroner, Brian Green said, “Over two million dollars in order to grow their health care service to our community is a huge step for Shelbyville, and I’m really excited that HSHS is committing to this. Our ER and radiology departments and registration area are going to receive wonderful improvements. This is a big deal!"
In the first phase, the goal will be to install a new CT scanner in the radiology department. Presently, we have a 16-slice CT scanner which will be upgraded to a 64-slice scanner during this construction project.
“This new imaging equipment will provide a higher quality image and will be a great asset to our technicians. It will allow for much higher quality images of our patients,” said HSHS Good Shepherd CEO, Aaron Puchbauer.
Currently, we are using portable module for CT scans as we work to upgrade our current imaging equipment. Our goal is to have the CT scanner up and running by December 13. All phases of construction should be completed by April 2018.
“We would like the public to be aware of our construction as we work to build a better hospital for the Shelby County community,” said Puchbauer. “These are very exciting upgrades which will provide higher quality healthcare for our patients and colleagues as we move into the future.”
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O'Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visitwww.hospitalsisters.org.