Riverside Neuroscience Institute Construction Continues
Updated: Monday, February 18 2013, 07:39 PM EST
COLUMBUS - Construction crews are making headway on what will be Ohio's only hospital dedicated to the neurosciences, the treatment of the brain and spine issues.
The Neuroscience Institute Is now being built near Riverside Methodist Hospital, on Olentangy River Road, in Columbus.
The nine story tower will feature imaging sweets, operating rooms, clinical space and 224 private patient rooms.
Connie Gallaher, the System Vice President for Neurosciences at Ohio Health, says all too often Patients have to drive around the city, looking for expert care. Here it will be all under one roof. " So to come to one place under one roof is a real win for the community," says Gallaher.
Dr. Janet Bay, the Vice President of Neurosciences and a Neuro surgeon says patient care is first and foremost.
"The hallways and the patient care area are 16 feet wide so if somebody's walking with two people or with a walker or wheelchair there's lots of room to get through," says Dr Bay.
She says patients were consulted about much of the design.
"Instead of having a central nursing station, we will have pods for every four room so it'll be a lot quieter environment. A more healing environment."
The hospital is expected to open in the summer of 2015.
Reporter: Terri Sullivan
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