Submitted by Oswego Health
Construction crews have begun Oswego Health’s latest project that will transform the former A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital into the Fulton Medical Center.
This new healthcare center will provide the community with an attractive and efficient facility in which residents can access quality healthcare services. “I am pleased to announce that this long-anticipated project has begun,” said Oswego Health President and CEO Ann C. Gilpin. “The Fulton Medical Center will offer state-of-the-art technology in patient comfortable spaces that provide privacy. The building itself will have some unique design elements including light wells and an attractive main entrance where patients will access urgent care, medical imaging and laboratory services and more.”
The facility will remain open daily to provide urgent care, medical imaging and laboratory services. “During construction we will be asking patients to receive some outpatient services in the Medical Office Building,” said Jamie Cullinan, Oswego Health’s Director of Facilities Planning/Construction.
The first phase of the project includes demolition of space not in use at the north end of the building. Once this work has concluded, renovation of the new urgent care center will begin that will feature nine private rooms, as well as its own entrance and offices for the related support services.
Adjacent to the urgent care center, an occupational health department will be built offering specialized rooms for audio and respiratory testing.
As work continues on the project, a new medical imaging department will be built that will offer a separate area for women who need a mammogram, sonogram or bone density test. When this new larger area is finished, the medical imaging services that are now offered at the adjacent Lee Medical Office Building will move into the Fulton Medical Center.
The plans further include building a new kitchen and laundry room to be used exclusively by the adjoining Michaud Nursing Home. The work included in phase one of the project should be completed by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, phase two of this major renovation project includes building a new rehabilitation services department on the ground floor that will offer physical and occupational therapies. This area will have an entrance off of Park Street and will also be accessible from the first floor through a new elevator.
As work concludes on the second phase, a new three-station lab will be built with a separate waiting room and registration area on the main floor of the Fulton Medical Center.
The project is supported by $17 million in HEAL NY funding, along with $4.5 million in state grants. Serving as the project’s construction manager is Hayner Hoyt and providing architectural services is King and King of Syracuse.
The Oswego Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization and includes Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.