COVID-19 Grant Funds Construction Project Updates

COVID-19 Grant Funds Construction Project Updates

Construction Update 11/02/21
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Construction is underway at Friend Community Healthcare System. Our rural hospital recently received a $2.2 million COVID-19 grant from the federal government as part of the CARES Act. We’re excited to share COVID-centric updates to patient treatment areas that the hospital will gain from this project. We are certain this project will increase our capacity to provide life-saving care to our surrounding rural communities, many of which are located further from a more urban area. In emergency situations, having a healthcare option near these rural communities can mean life or death. 

Upgrades that will be included in this renovation project include:

- New Patient Isolation Rooms with Air Filtration Systems and ADA Approved Bathrooms

This will allow for FCHS to house and treat patients suffering from infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

- Upgraded Emergency Department with Three New Emergency Bays

This will increase our number of Emergency Department bays from one to three, with

- New Nurses Station Located Next to Emergency Department

This will increase our nurses’ abilities to interact with and treat patients, as well as have a quicker response time in emergency situations

- New Patient Receiving Area/Entrance

This will provide a true center point for all of our visiting patients and allow for seamless customer service, direction, and distribution of information upon arrival to FCHS.

More pictures of the construction progress can be seen on our Facebook page!

You can read our full press release here:  

$2.2 Million COVID-19 Grant Funds FCHS Renovation Project