Spring Meade to expand by 15 beds

Staff report

TIPP CITY — Upper Valley Medical Center’s SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City has announced an expansion which will add 15 beds and treatment space for short-term patients.

The project, to commence this summer, will include constructing approximately 12,000 square feet on the north side of the facility to house 15 private suites, a therapy gym and common space with a private entrance.

“This new unit will service patients requiring rehabilitation following orthopedic surgery, as well as those with neurological disorders, complex medical conditions such as Stage III and IV wounds, IVs and post bariatric surgery recovery,” said India Chrisman-Williams, regional vice president of operations for AdCare Health Systems Inc., which manages UVMC’s long-term care facilities.

“The new addition will increase our ability to serve the needs of this community,” said Diane Pleiman, UVMC vice president of operations and chief operating officer. “Currently, SpringMeade averages 30 to 35 admissions a month in short-term rehab. This will allow greater opportunity to serve growing needs. While having all rooms be private with showers may not be unique, it certainly is important to patients who tell us with increasing frequency they want a private room. SpringMeade is on a beautiful campus, and the addition will certainly enhance the campus.”

The expansion will increase SpringMeade’s total number of beds from 99 to 114, with 42 dedicated to short-term patients, 50 dedicated to long-term care and 22 for secured memory care.

Completion of the expansion project is targeted for spring 2018.

Staff report