Labette Health County Medical Center project addresses the expansion and renovation of their hospital in Parson, KS. The Parsons community, including the surrounding six-county area that Labette serves, is in critical need for improved access to healthcare services within the severely distressed, Low-Income Community.
Based on the Robert Woods Johnson County Health Rankings, the communities the Sponsor serves has some of the lowest health outcomes in the entire state of Kansas. Out of the 104 Kansas counties that were ranked, Labette’s primary service area includes Labette, Neosho, and Montgomery, were respectively ranked at 96, 101, and 103 counties in health factors. Furthermore, within the last four years, three hospitals have closed in Labette’s surrounding area, including Mercy Independence, Mercy Fort Scott, and Oswego Community Hospital. Due to these closures and the sudden increase in demand, the Sponsor projects a 5% compound annual growth rate for the next seven years. Labette Health’s expansion and continued success is vital to the community’s welfare.
In order to meet its anticipated demand, the Sponsor explains the following updates are required to maintain a high-quality care:
- Upgrades to the medical surgical unit and conversion to a private bed model
- The addition of operating room capacity
- Updating the intensive care unit including the addition of inpatient dialysis
- A complete modernization and renovation of the birthing center
- Construction of a new orthopedic and surgical wing with an addition of 18 private beds
- Expansion of their central plant in order to support the expansion