Memorial Medical Center announced in September 2012 its Advancing Care by Design expansion project, a historic multi-year endeavor that will transform the medical center and how we deliver care to the hundreds of thousands of patients we serve each year.
When this project is complete, Memorial Medical Center will offer our patients enhanced privacy and safety while improving the comfort and accommodations for families and visitors, as well as expand our operating room capacity and strengthen our relationship with the educational mission of the SIU School of Medicine and other regional healthcare academic partners.
The expansion is expected to be fully operational in 2016.
Please note: As of April 2014, Memorial's executive vice president and chief operating officer is Charles Callahan, PhD. Former COO Doug Rahn, DBA, is now the president and chief executive officer for Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. Additionally, the Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation — set to be complete in early 2015 — will now feature four floors instead of three.