Union General Hospital adding Portico

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Union General Hospital announced the construction of a new front entrance portico. The project started on November 9, and it will take 135 days to complete.

It was in 2015 with the support of former State Representative Hollis Downs when the hospital filed its first State Capital Outlay application and subsequently every year in an effort to get the allocation.

Union General Hospital was built in 1975 and structural updates to the entrance to the hospital have not been done in the past 45 years. With the support of former State Senator Mike Walsworth, the Capital State Funds’ allocation became a reality in 2018. There was a great need for a covered drive-up at the hospital to enable the elderly and the disabled as much freedom of mobility as possible, provide shelter from the weather and prevent accidents.

“The need for accessibility and security are of utmost importance to make sure that our patients are not exposed to dangerous situations that might affect their health,” said Evalyn Ormond, CEO. “Wheelchairs, walkers and people that use some kind of support to help with walking are commonly seen at the hospital,” continued Ormond.

In order to keep up with changing Healthcare environment, Union General Hospital a 501(c)3 critical access hospital is always striving to meet performance measures and benchmark its efforts with those of peer hospitals.

“We are embarking on one of the largest renovations in the history of Union General Hospital,” said Ormond. “Patients will be rewarded with a state-of-the-art facility with which we can better care for the citizens of Union Parish.”

For more information about the new Union General Hospital Front Entrance Canopy, please contact Evalyn Ormond, CEO at 318-368-7090 or email eormond@uniongen.org