Replace aging Mayers Memorial Hospital and Remodel Existing FacilitiesThe Mayers Healthcare Foundation, the fundraising arm of Mayers Memorial Hospital District, in 2017, launched a community-wide fundraising campaign to help pay to construct and equip the renovation/expansion project to include seismic retrofit. After rigorous review, the hospital board of directors determined that the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide the community's future health care needs is to expand the facility. On June 4, 2018, the District started construction of its new 10,740 square-foot expansion, which will be connected to renovated portions of the existing building.
Why Now?Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA, is more than 50 years old and currently does not meet seismic standards. If the hospital is not in compliance, it could be forced to close. The new expansion is vital to the community's economic viability as well as to the health and well-being of residents and visitors. The construction will be completed in May of 2020.
A New Hospital Expansion will include several major components including:The addition of 10,740 square housing diagnostics and emergency services
Private patient registration offices
Adequate space for efficient work flow and patient care areas
Designated waiting areas for emergency services
Designated waiting areas for medical imaging and laboratory patients
Support current medical technology
Attract and retain quality physicians and staff
Compliance with California seismic codes mandated by 2020
Reduces patients' need to travel to distant medical facilities
Create a more pleasant and healing environment that promotes greater well-being for patients
Improve local economy during the hospital's construction
What are the Hospital's Deficiencies?Limited space in treatment rooms in emergency services and trauma center
Diagnostic areas are limited in space
Modern CT equipment housed outside of the facility in an uncovered portable building
Poor work flows create inconveniences for patients and unnecessary costs
Medical imaging and laboratory are too small to incorporate newer technology
Congested areas reduce patient privacy
Projected CostThe projected cost to build and equip the new expansion is $18.3 million. This $18.3 million cost is completely in line with the per-square-foot cost of building new hospitals and renovating existing hospital space in California.
Expansion/renovation project will be funded from two sources:
First, Mayers Memorial received long awaited news on August 28, 2015, from the USDA Rural Development Program that that their newly submitted loan package to fund the expansion of the local healthcare facility was approved.
Second, to fund the remaining multi-million dollar shortfall needed to fund renovation, construction and equipment the Mayers Healthcare Foundation is conducting a region-wide capital fundraising campaign with a goal of raising a minimum of $3 million.
For more information regarding the capital campaign, contact Marlene McArthur, Foundation CEO, at (530) 336-5211, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation supports the mission of Mayers Memorial Hospital District and is committed to developing and distributing resources to support and enhance the continuation of its services.