The $19 million Herrin Hospital expansion project is now complete. The new addition is a three-floor (including the lower level) expansion of the hospital southward, extending across Lyerla Drive and into the existing parking lot. The new wing allows services to be more accessible and convenient for patients. Outpatient services have been moved to the main floor and space has been increased for rehabilitation services.
Patients and visitors will be greeted through a new main entrance into an expansive reception and lobby area.
The main floor also houses the imaging department expansion, patient registration, outpatient therapy and the Gift Garden gift shop.
The therapy area boasts a large gym and the addition of a therapy pool.
The second floor will offer many private rooms designated for inpatient rehabilitation and medical/surgical patients.
Visitors and patients at the hospital can also experience a unique feature: the Julia Harrison Bruce and Fred G. Harrison Memorial Garden, an open-air garden for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy and use for meditation, relaxation or patient therapy. It is named after Julia Harrison Bruce and Fred G. Harrison, whose foundations donated $500,000 to create the garden. It will be a place of serenity and healing for those who visit it.