OMC could expand physician clinic and Sequim surgery center
August 9th, 2013 - 5:51am
(Port Angeles) -- Olympic Medical Center commissioners may be asked this fall to approve two, 8-million dollar projects to expand facilities in Port Angeles and Sequim.
OMC chief executive officer Eric Lewis says the hospital district greatly needs more clinic space for physicians in Port Angeles and space for surgery and endoscopy in Sequim.
He says OMC could build a new, multi-level building on property it already owns near the Port Angeles hospital to house physician services.
The proposal is for a 20-25,000 square foot building.
In Sequim, there is room at OMC's campus there to expand and build a surgery center there.
Lewis say most likely, commissioners will have to decide this fall whether or not to proceed.
Meantime, OMC is remodeling it emergency department at the hospital. It will increase the facility from 11 to 14 beds.
Lewis says that should help with a space and service crunch in the facility for the time being.
A larger 10-million dollar expansion that had been planned for the ER has been put on hold for a few years.
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