Chamber Coffee Highlights Official PMC Groundbreaking Ceremony  


WAYNE – Over the next two years Providence Medical Center will look to continue to provide high quality health for their patients with an Imaging, Surgery and Clinic Remodel and Addition.

Community members gathered around the south parking lot during Friday morning Chamber Coffee to hear more about the project before an official groundbreaking ceremony was held.

The last couple of months have focused on the removal of the old garage and outpatient entrance. The footings stage was recently completed earlier this week, according to CEO Jim Frank.

“We’re looking next week to start erecting the steel and looking at the precast, start installations,” said Frank. “Over the next two or three weeks you’re actually going to see some progress on a building.”

The approximately $13.5 million project at PMC consists of approximately a 19,885-sf addition as well as a 19,792-sf remodel of existing facility. The addition will extend into the southeast parking lot and create new space for the new Outpatient Clinic, Radiology and Main Entry.

Frank added PMC wants to make sure they provide a great service and have great facilities to do so.

“Our board has been super supportive of the vision that we’ve had and shared,” Frank added. “As I mentioned during the coffee, I want to thank the county commissioners for their support allowing us to doing a bond issue for that.”

Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution for the issuance of revenue bonds being not to exceed $7 million for the PMC project. PMC will then pay the rest with their cash reserves.

Darland Construction has been on scene as Frank also thanked a new partner for the project being BWBR Architects and highlighted the foreman on site,  Mark Laughlin.

It will take about a year for the building to be completed before a renovation inside is worked on for about another year. PMC is setting a goal being the Spring of 2023 to be fully operational.

“I want to thank everybody for their support,” Frank mentioned. “We’re here to take care of you. So, that’s really our main purpose, our only purpose is to provide health care to this community.”

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