CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: AUGUST 9, 2018

A lot has happened in the past 2 months:  we opened our new rehabilitation services area, are now offering public dining options (stop by for a great meal!),  have new waiting, inpatient and birthing suites and a dedicated care team area to better serve our patients, their families and visitors!

As we move into the ladder part of the year, expect to see the the Emergency Department and helipad move to the NE corner of the building, improved parking capabilities and a new entrance off Hwy 65.

Remember when visiting your loved ones at FirstLight, please enter through the Emergency Department door and follow the signs around to the elevators and staircase leading to the new inpatient wing and rehab area.

A few highlights…

Pediatric Therapy now offered in the Mora location
New inpatient room allowing for clinical, patient and family centered areas.
For our visiting and overnight folks– a convertible couch to bed
Bill Asmus, FirstLight’s EVS Supervisor, giving a grand tour of our new inpatient and ICU rooms and birthing suites.
Stopping for a quick photo before the grand opening celebration started are Diane Bankers (Sr. VP of Nursing Services) and Ellen Ryan (Chief Quality Officer)
A variety of food options now available in our dining room. Fresh hummus and vegetables, specialty sandwiches and a little sweet treat!
Senior leaders and volunteers make events happen (L-R): Kim Carlson (Sr. VP-HR), Karen Renaud (Lab Mgr), Michelle Vork (Admin Assist-Clinic), Sandy Zutz-Wiczek (COO), and Josh Asp (CFO)
FirstLight’s Board of Directors and Kanabec County Commissioners: Top (L-R): Dr. Schwinghamer, Teri Heggernes (Board Chair), Carl Pederson, Les Nielson (Kanabec County Commissioner) Middle Row (L-R): Paul Kent, Kim Smith (FL Board and Kanabec County Commissioner), Dennis McNally (Kanabec County Commissioner) Front: Amy Anderson, Dr. Kathi Ellis (FL Board member and Kanabec County Commissioner) and Becci Steffen
Front reception area in Rehabilitation Services
Garrett Estenson (Rehabilitation Services Director) speaking to the crowd about all of the services now offered by FirstLight
Ribbon cutting

Area A, otherwise known as the NE Addition is currently under construction to meet the November deadline.  Here are a few pictures:

Rooms getting framed in the new ED space
Columns outside the new ED
New parking almost set to open.