Revitalization of a Facility’s Image

Fulton County Medical Center – Center for Advanced Medicine Phase III in McConnellsburg, PA

Fulton County Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Medicine is a two-story, $20 million Medical Office Building project currently being completed as a Design-Build with Palmer Construction. As a triple-phase project, Phase I and II included the completion of Fulton Family Practice, Fulton Behavioral Health, MacDonald’s Pharmacy, Specialty Services, IV Infusion and an expanded Cardiopulmonary Suite. These practices have been open and operating since fall of 2017. Phase III will introduce the last elements of the project, set to be complete at the end of June, including a café, gift shop, remodel of rehabilitation services and radiology.

While connected to the existing Fulton County Medical Center Hospital through a concourse, the Center for Advanced Medicine is consolidating a multitude of healthcare disciplines into one building. Primary care, specialty care, IV infusion spaces and behavioral health are the disciplines this building is focused around.

When one first enters the Center for Advanced Medicine on the first floor they will catch a view of McDonald’s Pharmacy and the check-in area for radiology and cardiology. With patient (consumer) experience being one of the top priorities, patients have the option to use the self-service check-in kiosk. Kiosks are also strategically placed in waiting areas around the facility for easy accessibility and patient education. An express care space is present on the first floor as well for speedy treatment. The second floor was designed with 40 exam rooms that showcase large windows in rooms used for IV infusion. Additionally, there are dictation areas and medicine suites on the second floor.

Kara Virostek, AIA, NCARB, a Project Manager from the JPT team says, “The Center for Advanced Medicine is an important addition to the community, providing a new “front door” to Fulton County Medical Center that makes patient access to existing and new services easier.”

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