DuBois, PA – Construction for the Center of Excellence at the Penn Highlands DuBois West campus will begin this week.
Starting Tuesday, patients are asked to park in front of the Central Resource Center in the lot that adjoins to the hospital’s parking. Staff and signage will help direct traffic.
According to the Penn Highland Healthcare plans for construction:
A new multi-story building will be built on the Penn Highlands DuBois West Campus along Hospital Avenue to create a hub for orthopedics, pediatrics and women’s health Centers of Excellence and the new Brain and Spine Center of Penn Highlands Healthcare.
Entering at the ground floor, a stunning circulation area and lobby greet patients and visitors. On this floor, a new 10,000 square foot Penn Highlands Neuroscience suite increases patient access for PH Neurology, PH Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Disorder services.
The first floor will house the Orthopedic Center. A five-provider office suite will have space for Imaging Services, so patients don’t have to go far for x-rays. Pain Management will also have a suite along with The Rehabilitation Center’s outpatient therapies in 8,000 square foot with room for equipment and running, throwing and sprinting space, aquatherapy and private treatment areas.
The second floor will be the home of the Women’s and Children’s Center of Excellence, which includes Penn Highlands Life’s Journey offices, PH Perinatology and PH Pediatrics practices.
The third floor provides approximately 25,000 square feet available for future outpatient services.
One of the mock-up designs for the project: