If you’ve driven past our Liberty Campus on I75 and SR129 in Liberty Township lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen the cranes, concrete trucks and construction crews that have become part of the Liberty Campus landscape over the past eight months.
We are working on two large projects to better serve our patients in Butler and Warren Counties and give families throughout the region more options for care including inpatient stays.
On the South side of the building, crews first excavated a large area of ground, and now it appears we’re filling the hole with concrete, which we are – kind of. That structure will be our new proton therapy and research center for cancer treatment and there is a lot of concrete going into the structure. That project won’t be complete until 2017, so we will share more about it as we are farther along in the process.
Across the East side of the current building, we are adding a 4th floor to the existing three-story structure. This part of the construction will be complete next summer and will add a 42-bed inpatient unit. Four of the rooms will be designated for Sleep Study patients and the rest will support medical and surgical patients.
In addition to the unit itself, this new space will include areas for the services that are necessary to support the expanded patient population, most notably, a kitchen, cafeteria, Blood Bank, and expanded Pharmacy.
Additionally, a concourse area designed to serve all patients and families at the Liberty Campus is being planned and consists of a Chapel, Financial Counseling office, Family Resource Room, expanded Gift Shop and Outpatient Pharmacy.
Existing services will continue at Liberty during the construction and we are working hard to ensure as little disruption as possible to patients and families during the construction process.
So far, well over 10,000 construction-hours have been logged by the Messer Construction team. The new footprint has been defined, the steel framing for the fourth floor addition is up, and now they’re working on the full-service dining area and second floor connector to the proton therapy facility. You can check out the progress in the below video, which was recorded by one of Messer’s drones: