Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their 4.7 million expansion and renovation project.
The hospital, according to a release, has undergone renovation since its opening in June 1960. This is the first time the hospital has expanded since 1984. At that time the emergency department was added to the hospital.
"This expansion will create easier access for our patients, enhance services and create a better overall patient experience," said AKMH Chief Executive Officer Bryce Quebodeaux.
The expansion, according to Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, includes a new business and patient registration and consultation area, new patient waiting area and conference room, new restrooms, new ultrasound room and a new pharmacy. Other features include consolidating all outpatient cardio procedures, such as EKG, Holter monitoring and home-based sleep studies, among other additions.
The entire project is slated to be completed by December 2019.
Lafayette General Health took over the management of the facility in 2015 through a long-term lease.