ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, September 27, 2012 the Physician
Office Building, located on the Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital campus, will
celebrate five years of caring for the community with a barbecue lunch for
staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The building includes family practice, several specialty
clinics, a laboratory and x-ray services all under one roof to facilitate
better coordination between physicians and their patients. The $24 million
project was completed in September 2007.
In 1970, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital was a $3 million
project that was built to meet the healthcare needs of Albuquerque’s Northeast
Heights residents. Forty years later, Kaseman Hospital is beginning a remodel.
The $11.5 million project is currently underway and is expected to be complete
by February 2014.
The remodel of the Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital will be
completed in the following four stages:
- Stage One – Outpatient Rehab Services
- Stage Two – Ancillary Services, such as administration and
- Stage Three – Additional Ancillary Services, such as
inpatient rehab and onsite gym
- Stage Four – Operating Rooms and Hospice
The architect for the project is KGA Architects from
Albuquerque. A general contractor has not been determined for stages two, three
or four. The majority of the work will
focus on stage four, renovating the operating rooms and units associated with
pre-operative and post-operative care. With the planning phase and stage one underway
today, the main construction will begin in February 2013 and at that time all
surgeries will be relocated to Presbyterian Hospital on Central Avenue or
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho.
Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the
communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is
the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers
eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian employees more than 9,000 respected employees.