Posted 12/17/2012 12:00 am
In July 2012, Conway Regional opened the doors to its new surgery department and expanded women’s center. The $32 million renovation and expansion project — the largest in the hospital’s history — 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 connects to the Barbara Harpe Nabholz Pavilion — home of the Conway Regional Women’s Center — and provides more space for obstetrical, gynecological and surgical treatments as well as preventative health care services for women.
With the addition of eight new rooms, the women’s center now has 24 obstetrics rooms to accommodate the growing demand of its birthing center.
Last year 1,854 babies were born at Conway Regional — a 25 percent increase in births from a decade ago — with families coming to Conway from throughout north central Arkansas.
Dr. Andrew Cole, an obstetrician/gynecologist and member of the Conway Regional Board of Directors, said from a birthing and gynecologic standpoint, Conway Regional is one of the nicest facilities in the state.
“We have become a hub in the area of labor and delivery,” Cole said. “I have patients coming from Marshall, Harrison, Mountain Home — a lot from Russellville. I had one patient who drove from New Boston, Texas, to have her babies here.”
The updated surgical facilities include a new, same-day surgery area and offers physicians enhanced flexibility in scheduling and use.
It is also the new home of some of the most advanced surgical technology in Arkansas, including the acclaimed da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
“The new operating rooms and equipment are state of the art,” general surgeon Dr. Lew McColgan said.
“This, along with a new building that will undoubtedly facilitate the efficiency of care within Conway Regional, is something the hospital and the city of Conway should be very proud to have as it moves to become a more prolific medical community.”
Conway Regional Health System is an acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient health care services to Faulkner County and the surrounding area.
Because it is a not-for-profit hospital, Conway Regional established the community-wide ONE Capital Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the project. The ONE Campaign highlights the connection between Conway Regional and the patients, families and neighbors it serves.