Therapy Services moved
Thanks to a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and support from the Syringa Hospital Foundation, Syringa Therapy Services moved into their new home last week. The renovated space will also house Syringa Women’s Health Center come early July, 2009. “Proximity to the hospital, as well as a need for improved facilities, are what drove the move,” noted Laurie Rockwell, SHC Foundation Director.
The new space complies with federal ADA Access for Accessible Design regulations, and improves patient privacy in keeping with HIPAA regulations, particularly for the physical therapy department.
“We are very pleased with the new location,” smiled Ben Detweiler, SHC Physical Therapist. “The new space nearly doubles our previous location and the improvement in patient privacy is appreciated by staff and patients alike.”
The project has allowed Syringa to better address the physical therapy and rehabilitation needs of patients with general orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries, vestibular and balance problems, back and neck pain, neurological conditions and post surgical disabilities. Chronic pain management and cranial-sacral therapies, both which help eliminate the negative effects of stress and pain, are now also provided in the same facility. The project will also allow expansion of offered services into pediatrics and occupational therapy, which have been limited due to space constraints.
The 711 Building, built in 1956, was purchased by Syringa in June 2007. The Board of Trustees and senior staff worked with Gerald Arnzen, Architect, to determine the architectural designs for the remodel. Contractor Barry Roark with Idaho Stage, LLC Construction from Kooskia started construction the first part of February. Renovations include new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, a new roof, plus new interior walls, cabinetry, flooring, windows, electric and plumbing. An ADA complaint entrance includes a drive up and drop off feature to help those clients dependent upon assistive devices.
An open house event, including tours of the new facility, is being planned for later this summer. To make an appointment with Syringa Therapy Services, in Grangeville or Kooskia, please call Tonya at 208-983-1873.