More on Loring Hospital's Potential Building Project
As you may know, for over the past year and a half, Loring Hospital has been embarking on what the hospital has referred to as its “master plan” – a long-term plan that involves strategically exploring ways to optimize the space and overall flow of the hospital to ensure the best patient experience for years to come.
Over the past several months, Loring’s Board of Directors, Foundation Trustees, and staff – along with the input of community members – have been working on plans to potentially transform Loring Hospital into a facility that will not only better meet the hospital’s current needs, but also the anticipated needs of the future.
Potential plans of the project include enhanced outpatient service areas, such as rehabilitation therapy, pulmonary and cardiac rehab, diabetes and nutrition services, as well as specialty outpatient clinics. The plan, amongst other renovations to the facility, also includes a new primary provider clinic that will optimize the delivery of patient care. The ultimate goal is to create an ideal environment of healthcare that will serve the community well into the future.
To date, the hospital has engaged in a needs assessment as well as a feasibility assessment to evaluate the practicality of the proposed plan. The project is currently in the design and development phase and decisions on moving forward with the project have not yet been determined.
The hospital is currently in the pre-application process of applying for a USDA loan to secure funding for the potential project. As part of this process, Loring Hospital would like to invite all community members to attend a public forum on Thursday, August 25 from 7:30 – 8 a.m. to learn more about this exciting venture.
Over the past year, Loring Hospital staff, along with the Board of Directors and Loring Healthcare Foundation Trustees, have appreciated receiving feedback through our community forums, newsletters, and other forms of communication. Loring continues to welcome questions or suggestions on how to improve the patient experience by contacting Teresa Wirtjers at firstname.lastname@example.org.