Darland is building a four-story 130,000-square-foot medical office building in Norfolk, Nebraska. The Faith Regional Health Services South Medical Office will bring together multiple practices into a shared space.
An outpatient surgery center will be located on the first floor. The new space will double the size of the existing surgery center, with six operating rooms and more than 20 patient rooms.
The new orthopedics department will be housed on the second floor and will feature 40 specialized exam rooms; multiple X-Ray rooms; staff offices; and dedicated procedure and casting stations. FRHS anticipates orthopedics will continue to be one of the hospital’s fastest-growing service lines.
The women’s health and pediatrics departments, which are currently in various locations, will be moved to one location on the third floor. The area will be dedicated to breast oncology surgery; ear, nose and throat; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics; and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The building’s fourth floor will provide surgical specialties including ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; general surgery; pain management; rheumatology; and urology.
In early August, crews set steel on a 300-foot skywalk to connect the new building to the bed tower of the main hospital. The skywalk spans Norfolk Avenue and will ensure hospital staff are able to travel safely and efficiently between the main hospital campus and the South Medical Office.
Construction on the South Medical Office began in September 2017 and is slated for completion later this year.