St. Tammany Parish Hospital is planning to expand an approximately 100,000-square-foot wing adjoining the south side of the main hospital building.
Besides the expansion, other parking areas are being added to the east side of South Tyler and a new physical and speech therapy building is under construction to replace the former Schoen Funeral Home building.
The expansion includes US$1 million investment and focuses more on increased capacity for private rooms, parking, critical care, obstetrics, interventional cardiology, imaging and surgery.
The project is aimed at addressing parking issues and patients. The patient care space will increase private patient rooms for critical care at the main hospital, while parking will be added both east and west of Tyler Street.
Construction will begin west of Tyler Street along 8th Avenue, Tyler and Polk Streets. The small white building at 1419 S.
Tyler and the small structures facing 8th will be removed to add a parking lot. The Riverside Building, west of Tyler adjacent to the new lot will be removed to expand the later phases.
Post the completion of the parking phases, the project will focus on building flexibility for future use and eventual repurposing of the oldest structures in the main hospital.
The expansion will take out some semi-private rooms in order to address patient privacy. The new construction will house critical and intensive care units, women and children’s unit, a birthing center and 100 new private rooms.
The new construction will allow the current ICU and CCU units and other areas in the main hospital building to be repurposed from patient use to nonclinical care space.
The emergency department was expanded and a new third floor was added to the old two-story portion of the main hospital at South Tyler and 11th Avenue.
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