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Tioga Medical Center Expansion Underway

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Emergency room visits have quadrupled over the last few years in Tioga.

CEO Randall Pederson says the $8.2 million dollar expansion and remodel at Tioga Medical Center was important to meeting the needs of the growing city.

The addition is now under construction which will accommodate six provider offices and 16 exam rooms.

The new construction will replace the existing clinic -- which is currently detached to the south of the hospital.

Tioga currently has one full time family practice physician and four mid-level providers.

Pederson says splitting the staff between two buildings became inefficient as demand for medical services has grown.

(Randall Pederson, CEO Tioga Medical Center) "With that many ER visits, we were having some problems with doctors having to leave the clinic to come up here and meet the patients in the emergency room. At 600 visits per year, it was a doable thing, but when it's 2400 visits a year, we just need to do something different."

A new ambulance bay is included in the new addition and the old ambulance bay will be remodeled to add two emergency exam rooms.

The hospital and nursing home are already under one roof -- and Pederson says the clinic is the 'final piece of the puzzle.'

(Randall Pederson, CEO Tioga Medical Center) "This is a major event in Tioga. This is an $8.2 million dollar addition to our facility and we feel it's needed to meet the continuing needs of the community and surrounding areas and we look forward to getting everything under one roof and take care of people."

Plans have not yet been made for the existing clinic building.

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