Work is nearing completion on a $1.5 million expansion and renovation project at Crouse Hospital. The Crouse Breast Health Center is adding some much needed space and equipment to better accommodate patients and guests. Our Brad Vivacqua is in our newsroom and has an update on the project.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In the past few months, we've been telling our viewers about some of the construction projects at a few of the hospitals in Central New York. At Crouse Hospital, expansion and renovation on its Breast Health Center should be complete by mid-September.
The center is located directly across from the hospital on Irving Avenue. About 600 square feet of space is being added to the facility which will include private consultation and changing rooms along with image suites.
The new area will allow for medical staff to better accommodate its patients. Officials say the facility has seen about a 15 percent increase in patient visits in the last three years.
The center currently sees about 12,000 patients every year and this new space will help in a number of areas.
Dr. Stephen Montgomery said, "I think it'll be much better patient flow. And, as I said before, a little more privacy and just a better experience for all the women that come through here."
The project has been implemented in phases so patients have not been inconvenienced by the construction.
Crouse is hoping to attain some funds in the future so the center may provide for 3D mammography in the future.
Visit www.crouse.org for more information.