Erlanger Bledsoe Breaks Ground On New Medical Office Building
Friday, May 28, 2021
Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital broke ground this morning on a new medical office building.
Over the past five years, several local officials, including CEO of Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital Stephanie Boynton and Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley, have envisioned what this medical office building would look like and how it would impact the community at large. Local architect Vance Travis and the MBI Companies design team worked with Erlanger and Bledsoe officials to program, plan and design a new, state-of-the-art medical office building adjacent to the hospital in Pikeville.
At 6,200 square feet and a cost of just over $1.56 million, the county-funded facility will house 14 exam rooms, two procedure areas, a lab, a nurse station and physician offices.
The new waiting room is significantly larger, with a seating capacity of 42, along with a designated wait area for parents with pediatric patients. The building will be adjacent to the hospital entrance with direct, ADA compliant access for any needed supplemental services. Mechanical and electrical systems designed by Campbell and Associates will provide an energy efficient environment for patients and staff. King Construction Group, Inc. of Cookeville has been awarded the construction contract.
"The exterior design presents a more residential character as opposed to an institutional environment in order to make patients and family members feel more at ease," officials said. "With a sloping roof, stone base and siding, the building is designed to complement the surrounding community. A covered entry porch provides an inviting and calming entrance to the new clinic where patients can wait outside if they choose."
The build is expected to take 12 months with a grand opening in the summer of 2022. For more information about Erlanger Bledsoe and the services offered there, visit Erlanger.org/Bledsoe.