On March 27, 2012, the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees
voted to move ahead with New Patient Wing/Remodel at Humboldt General Hospital.
The $5.7 million will renovate 7,000 square feet and add 5,600 square
feet to the hospital's main patient area. Construction is expected
to take 700 days.
Following construction, the acute wing will have two bariatric rooms for
larger patients, two isolation rooms, a two-chair infusion room, and a
three-bay Intensive Care Unit right off the nurses' station. A satellite
nurses' station also will be included for those times when the acute
wing is full.
Perhaps one of the most important features of the expansion/remodel is
the end of double occupancy rooms. Due to federal patient privacy laws
and stricter infection control guidelines, all of the rooms in the acute
wing will be single occupancy once the project is complete.
The plan calls for 19 beds.
Construction will take place in three phases. The first phase will result
in a major expansion to the acute department. Patients will then be moved
to the new patient wing to make way for the next phase, which will include
remodeling of the former patient wing.
Eventually, those two sections will be joined and crews will finish with
a third phase remodel of several other, connecting areas of the hospital.
All construction should be complete by early 2014.