The completion of the new Deaconess GI Specialty Center was celebrated today with a ribbon cutting event and tours.
The event marks the completion of the $35.7 million expansion on the Deaconess Gateway Campus that began in November 2020. The GI Specialty Center is three-story, 140,000 square foot facility that will allow patients with both acute and chronic digestive disorders to receive care from a team of GI experts in a single location.
“This center has been designed with the priority of adding to the patient experience,” said Lynn Lingafelter, President of Hospitals Division, Deaconess Health System. “By bringing all aspects of GI care into one building, our GI experts will be able to work together, seamlessly and in real-time, in a state-of-the-art facility to offer the highest standards of care.”
The Center includes a comprehensive endoscopy center, which will include nine procedure rooms and 48 preparation/recovery spaces for patients receiving colonoscopies, upper GI diagnostic endoscopies and other procedures. The endoscopy center will also be the site of most screening colonoscopies. GI Quick Care is a new urgent care service that will be offered just inside the main entrance on the first floor. Deaconess Clinic Gastroenterology and other multidisciplinary specialists, along with Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions, will provide GI, nutritional and other specialty consults on the second floor. Deaconess Regional Laboratory and Deaconess Radiology will provide onsite lab, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound to GI patients; other Deaconess patients will also be able to schedule lab and radiology services at this new site.
The building includes space for procedural and office expansion for future patient care needs.