Today, Great Plains Regional Medical Center begins a month-long move of some departments to a downtown office.
The relocation is part of the first stage of a new five-story building at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center. The moves make it possible for the hospital to begin demolition of some areas and make way for the new patient tower.
The move has been planned for months, said Treg Vyzourek, Great Plains Regional Medical Center’s director of outreach and regional development. “The renovations to the downtown location, which is across from the Pawnee Hotel, will serve our non-clinical staff and operations very well.”
The move includes employees from these departments: Patient financial services, North Platte Nebraska Physicians Group, Great Plains Health Care Foundation, accounting, business development, education, marketing, outreach and compliance. In all, 65 of the hospital’s 800 employees will be housed downtown at 214 E. Fifth St.
According to Vyzourek, the select hospital employees will work downtown until construction is complete at the main hospital campus in the spring of 2015.
The Great Plains Regional Medical Center renovation includes a 116-bed, five-story patient tower featuring modernized patient units, all private rooms, more space for updated technology and visiting family members, increased parking and the expansion of the central utility plant.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center downtown "north campus" will be open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All department phone numbers will remain the same.