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Oswego Hospital renovating surgical unit in $7.6 million project

By Eric Reinhardt

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Crews have started work on a $7.6 million project to renovate the surgical unit at Oswego Hospital. Once completed, the unit will include 40 private rooms and four semi-private rooms, Oswego Health said. (Rendering provided by Oswego Health)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Work has started on a $7.6 million project to renovate the surgical unit at Oswego Hospital, an effort that targets the facility’s third and fourth floors.

Hayner Hoyt Corporation of Syracuse is doing the renovation work, and King + King Architects, also of Syracuse, handled the design work, Jamie Leszczynski, senior director of communications at Oswego Health, tells CNYBJ in an email.

The project includes the restructuring of all patient rooms to allow for more privacy and accommodation necessary for clinical support and diagnostic equipment.

Once finished, the unit will have a total of 40 private rooms and four semi-private rooms, Oswego Health said in a news release.

The project also includes the relocation of the nurses’ station on both floors, allowing for “more immediate access” to the care staff.

Crews will also install a new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning filtration system in each patient room. The hospital contends the equipment — purchased from Pulaski–based HealthWay Home Products — will “greatly improve” the indoor air quality within the patient rooms.

In addition, the hospital will install Indigo-Clean, a new light technology, in each patient bathroom to “continuously disinfect” the surfaces within the bathroom area. The technology is known to reduce pathogens by nearly 99 percent, “creating a greatly reduced chance” of hospital-acquired infection and better patient outcomes.

The work also involves waiting areas for family members to gather on each floor, Oswego Health said.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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