Conway Regional Expanding Women's, Surgical Facilities

In its most substantial monetary investment to date, Conway Regional Health System is expanding its Women’s Center and constructing a new Surgery Department as part of the latest phase of an overall master facility plan.

The $32 million renovation and expansion project is expected to be completed in April 2012. It includes 10,000 SF of renovated space, 85,000 SF of new construction and more than $5 million in new equipment.

The two-story addition will connect to the Barbara Harpe Nabholz Pavilion – home of the Conway Regional Women’s Center – and will provide more space for obstetrical, gynecological and surgical treatments as well as preventative health care services for women. There will be eight new obstetrics rooms to help accommodate the almost 1,800 babies delivered annually at Conway Regional.

The updated surgical facilities will include a new same-day surgery area and will offer physicians enhanced flexibility in scheduling and use. It also will be the new home of some of the most advanced surgical technology in Arkansas, including the highly acclaimed da Vinci® Surgical System.

Jim Lambert, president and CEO of Conway Regional, said the expansion will meet the needs of the growing population in Conway and the surrounding area.

“This project will address two areas of great importance to our community and our physicians — additional space for obstetrics and expanded surgical suites,” Lambert said. “Surgery has changed dramatically in the 25 years since our current operating room was built. This project gives us the technology, equipment and space to provide excellent health care for the next 25 years.”

Because Conway Regional is a not-for-profit hospital, it has put together a community-wide campaign to raise awareness and funds for continued investment in health care infrastructure. The ONE Campaign highlights the connection between Conway Regional and the patients, families and neighbors it serves.

Conway Regional Chief Development Officer Lori Ross said the relationship between hospital and community member is symbiotic.

“As a community hospital, we rely on the support of the people we serve,” Ross said. In meeting the demands of today and the expectations of tomorrow, we need help. That’s why we created the ONE Campaign.”

For more information about the Conway Regional expansion and the ONE Campaign, visit ConwayRegional.org.