Major Expansions Announced for Olathe Medical Center

OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe Medical Center will be undergoing the largest expansion in its history. Four significant construction projects will be underway this year across OMC’s 250-acre campus: a new four-story obstetrics wing with a Level II neonatal intensive care unit that will transform the face of OMC; a freestanding cancer center; the addition of a memory care neighborhood at Cedar Lake Village and an expanded cardiovascular center.

The total campus projects will exceed 200,000 square feet with a cost of more than $100 million in construction and equipment. The expanded services will result in the addition of more than 200 new jobs.

OMC also opened its Hospice House in late October 2014. Staff, physicians and volunteers at the first freestanding, inpatient hospice facility on the Kansas side of the metropolitan area have already cared for more than 60 patients and their families.

Obstetrics/NICU Wing
Expected start date: April 2015
Expected completion date: Early 2017

Olathe Medical Center is raising its level of care for moms and babies with the addition of a four-story, 105,000-square-foot obstetrics and NICU. The new wing will be built on the northeast side of the hospital, giving OMC a new look and feel. It will blend state-of-the-art care with soothing surroundings. JE Dunn is serving as general contractor and the architecture firm is HMN Architects. The new wing will include:

  • Highly trained staff and the latest technology to care for higher risk moms and babies.
  • Level II NICU equipped to care for high-risk babies. This includes private rooms large enough for parents to stay with their baby.
  • Expanded well-baby nursery.
  • Private, suite-like rooms with whirlpool tubs and queen-size beds.
  • Dedicated, convenient entrance for families and visitors.
  • Large, four-story, open atrium becomes the new main entrance and lobby for all OMC visitors.
  • New cafeteria and dining area to serve the entire hospital with indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Scenic outdoor gardens and water features.

Cancer Center
Expected start date: July 2015
Expected completion date: Early 2017

The new cancer center will integrate all outpatient cancer services into one physical space, enabling the many physicians and staff members who diagnose and treat cancer to collaborate as a team, helping patients and families cope with the disease. The general contractor is still to be determined and the architecture firm is HMN Architects.

Cancer Center details:

  • 25,000-square-foot facility.
  • Connected to Olathe Medical Pavilion, an outpatient imaging center.
  • All outpatient visits for cancer care are available in one comfortable, convenient location.
  • Key areas include a radiation therapy suite, chemotherapy infusion suite, patient and family resource library and appearance center and boutique.
  • Access to clinical trials through OMC’s affiliation with the Midwest Cancer Alliance.

Memory Care Assisted Living Neighborhood
Start date: December 2014
Expected completion date: November 2015

A memory care assisted living neighborhood at Cedar Lake Village will create a place to call home for individuals experiencing all stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Residents will live in secure, private homes, and are accessible to spouses and friends at nearby Cedar Lake Village. The general contractor for this project is A.L. Huber and the architect is Boulder Associates Architects.

This 29,000-square-foot expansion will be a place where patients with dementia can get more than medical care. They can feel valued and live an active, dignified and peaceful life.

The facility will include:

  • Two secure neighborhoods with private apartments.
  • Outdoor courtyards.
  • Common area with activity spaces, such as a beauty shop and ice cream parlor.

Cedar Lake Village is a partnership facility shared between Olathe Medical Center and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. It is a senior living retirement community with multiple levels of care from independent to assisted living.

Kansas Cardiovascular Center Expansion
Expected start date: April 2015
Expected completion date: February 2016

Olathe Medical Center will be expanding its Kansas Cardiovascular Center to accommodate an increasing offering of complex procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization labs.

Already among the busiest centers in the area for heart attack treatment, OMC continues to enhance its level of heart rhythm disorder treatment with sophisticated technology and breakthrough procedures. The KCC expansion includes a hybrid lab allowing for electrophysiology physicians and cardiothoracic surgeons to work together in the same room on highly complex heart rhythm procedures. McCownGordon is serving as the general contractor and the architecture firm is HMN Architects.

Rendering courtesy of HMN Architects and Pixel Foundry.

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Posted February 16, 2015

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