The Board of Trustees at Community Medical Centers approved a four-year, $390 million project April 3 that will add 144 private beds and expand several services at Clovis Community Medical Center.
CCMC’s 190,000-square-foot expansion project will feature a five-story bed tower and will add 15,000 square feet to the hospital’s emergency room, create six additional operating rooms, 24 additional ICU beds, and expand the hospital’s radiology, pharmacy and laboratory services along with the kitchen and dining areas.
The project also will include an additional parking structure and a two-story, 60,000-square-foot clinical and administrative support building. When the project is completed in August of 2022, Clovis Community will have 352 all-private inpatient beds while providing jobs for an additional 420 nurses, therapists, technicians and support staff.
“We need to significantly expand inpatient capacity in our hospital system, and this Clovis project is the quickest and most cost-effective way to do it,” said Tim Joslin, Community Medical Centers President and CEO.
Site work for the expansion will begin next month.
Another project underway at CCMC is a nearly 100,000-square-foot cancer center, expected to open in August. On top of that, the Board of Trustees recently approved two additional projects: a 12-bed expansion at Community Behavioral Health Center and construction of a 150-bed skilled nursing facility in Clovis.
“We absolutely believe that for a community to be successful, it has to have world-class healthcare services, and the Board of Trustees of Community Medical Centers has been adamant and committed to providing that level of service to the area,” said Joslin. “We’re very pleased that over the last decade we’ve been able to grow significantly, add a lot of services, expand a lot of services, partner with our doctors, be the employer of choice for our employees. We’ve seen tremendous demand for our services and growth because of that and we’ll continue to see that in the next decade to come.”