July 10, 2024

Work Will Start This Summer On Nursing Home/Hospital Project

Work Will Start This Summer On Nursing Home/Hospital Project

The groundbreaking slated for Wednesday, July 17th, will be the start of a four year project on the Mountrail County Health Center’s (MCHC) campus.
The first phase of the construction will be a new 36 bed nursing home, including ten basic care rooms, the same number of beds as the current nursing home. This phase of the project will start with the demolition of Centennial Court. The Nursing Home phase is expected to take roughly two years and once completed will come up to where the current north wing is located.
The new rooms will be larger and more modern. There will be a new kitchen for the nursing home as well. There will be a new family room for private events and a new outdoor patio with firepits and grill. The facility will also add a new beauty and nail salon for residents. Once the new nursing home is ready, residents will move in. Then work can begin to remove the old nursing home and begin the hospital renovations.
On the hospital side, renovations will start with a new entrance near the existing sunroom at Mountrail Bethel Home (MBH). There will be a gift shop and a new waiting room. Construction down the current south wing of the nursing home will include adding an out-patient infusion suite, pharmacy suite and an MRI suite.
Purchasing will be moving from the basement to the upper level. The downstairs area will be renovated to accommodate a new specialty clinic that will allow the facility to bring in more specialists. It will also include a minor procedure room.
The ambulance bay by the emergency room will be extended to accommodate the larger sizes of the newer ambulances.
They will also be adding seven new apartments to Rosen Place. The assisted living facility currently has a waiting list of 29, showing the need for the new apartments. These will all be single apartments based on the footprint space available. These apartments will be located along the rest of the current south wing of the nursing home. The Rosen Place addition is the final part of construction.
The entire construction will remain within the footprint of the property lines, but will extend further to the north, coming up close to the walking path on 6th Avenue.
 

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