Congratulations, CRMC!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We heartily congratulate, appreciate, and embrace the caring investment the Cherokee Regional Medical Center has made in Cherokee County and Northwest Iowa through its past expansion and improvement projects undertaken by its visionary Board of Directors and CEO John Comstock and staff.

The Cherokee hospital's impressive strides in facility improvements and acquisition of costly, high-tech equipment and expert staff the past few years have been stunning, and have catapulted the CRMC into the forefront of area regional medical facilities.

The latest $6.6 million construction project expanded and enhanced six major areas of the CRMC complex:

Main Entrance/Chapel (1,850 sq. ft.) - The beautiful new entrance welcomes patients, visitors, and employees to CRMC. The Chapel is a welcomed addition for quiet meditation.

Specialty Clinic/Oncology/Infusion (3,650 sq. ft.) - This Specialty Clinic has added exam rooms and a nice waiting area for patients. The new Oncology area is a bright cheery place for cancer patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.

Surgery Pre-Op (1,700 sq. ft.) - In this new area, patients going into surgery are no longer in the same area as patients coming out of surgery, making for a more pleasant surgical experience.

Physical Therapy (6,800 sq. ft.) - This area has been completely remodeled and includes a new therapy pool with a submerged tread-mill.

Radiology (5,500 sq. ft.) - Totally remodeled, this area now includes a "Women's Health" area, a state-of-the-art 16-slice CT scanner, and an in-house MRI.

Conference Room (3,100 sq. ft.) - This new area includes the latest in technology, including Blue-Ray DVD and surround sound.

These incredible additions to the CRMC now make it a one-stop medical facility, with modern equipment, facilities, and expert staff available seven days a week to treat all health-care needs throughout the region.

To the CRMC leadership and employees, we admire your vision and your commitment to your mission and to our community. We all are immensely better off because of it.