As an innovative organization, Capital Region Medical Center has always strived to set the standard of healthcare delivery in our community. In 2015 we expanded access to our specialty providers and outpatient services with the addition of the Capital Region Physicians building.
In continuing its tradition of continuous improvement, Capital Region Medical Center is proud to announce, that it is once again leading the way in improving access to care with the addition of an Outpatient Surgery Center. This new addition will bear the name of long-time champion for Capital Region, Peter Goldschmidt.
During a press conference in June of 2021, Capital Region announced the surgery center would be the Goldschmidt Surgery Center. Peter Goldschmidt, along with his family, have been long time contributors to the Capital Region Medical Foundation and were also instrumental in bringing comprehensive cancer services all under one roof at the Goldschmidt Cancer Center.
Located on the ground level of the Capital Region Physician’s office building, the new 24,000 square foot addition will house four operating rooms, two endoscopic procedure rooms, imaging suites and space to accommodate for future growth. All pre and post procedure rooms will be private and thoughtfully designed with a patient centered approach.
The decision to expand services in an outpatient setting is part of CRMC’s commitment to continued innovation allowing more surgeries and procedures to be conducted on an outpatient basis, thereby allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their own surroundings.
With an estimated $20 million price tag, the expansion is a significant investment in the health and wellness of mid-Missouri residents. Construction is currently underway and the project is expected to be completed mid-2022.
Progress as of October 2021:
Currently, the project is about 17% complete and about 39% through schedule. A lot of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection work will be done in the next three months. This will be the heaviest part of the scope and should serve to tighten the gap between work completed and schedule completed. The crew is about a week behind schedule as they had to move some of the day labor to night shifts due to noise, however they hope to make some time up in the next three months. They are also trying to get most of the boiler and utility yard work done before the end of the year with the exception of the metal building which will probably be built in January and the generator which is experiencing issues with timely delivery.