United Memorial has invested several million dollars in capital improvements over the past few years to improve the physical environment of the hospital located at 127 North Street in Batavia. On Monday, November 3rd the improvements extended to the second floor medical/telemetry unit, also known as New Wing. The first phase of renovations will include installing new flooring, updated wall treatments, renovations to the Nurses’ Station, and a new call system. Staged over six to eight week periods, eight to ten rooms will be taken out of service as a block. Medical patients requiring non-telemetry acute care will be admitted to the Third Floor medical/surgical unit. Employees from the second floor will be temporarily assigned to the third floor to care for the relocated patients.
The total cost budgeted for the renovation project is $250,000. Which was part of the organization’s 2014 capital budget. As a not-for-profit community hospital, all excess revenue over expenses is channeled back into the organization to update and improve the facility and services. The project is being managed and completed by the Hospital’s facilities Department. It is estimated to be completed by February 1, 2015.