Renovations underway at two Reid Health facilities
April 8, 2021 -- Work to make room for expanded services has begun at two Reid Health facilities on Richmond's north side.
A project at the Reid Orthopedic Center, 1400 Highland Road, started with selective demolition in the former surgery area, which will be turned into more clinic space for physicians.
There will be 16 new exam rooms, two procedure rooms, physician pods, and two nursing areas. The work also will make a better path to the radiology area by eliminating a maze through the corridors.
"The construction will provide additional room for our service line to grow, offering much-needed services to our patients," said Monica Schlichter, Musculoskeletal Service Line Director for Reid Health.
"We are extremely excited to have a hand surgeon, sports medicine surgeon, primary care sports medicine physician, and our perioperative program join us in addition to our new walk-in clinic to be able to take excellent care of our patients by providing those services right here in Richmond."
According to Jeff Cook, Director of Engineering and Environmental Services at Reid, other improvements coming to the facility include new HVAC equipment to replace older units, a larger main lobby/waiting area, and a reworking of the check-in area for the Reid Pain Management and Reid Podiatry practices.
"We are extremely excited to have a hand surgeon, sports medicine surgeon, primary care sports medicine physician, and our perioperative program join us in addition to our new walk-in clinic to be able to take excellent care of our patients by providing those services right here in Richmond." -- Monica Schlichter, Musculoskeletal Service Line Director
The project is expected to be completed in January.
A couple of miles south, an addition is being built at the facility that houses several Reid practices at 1434 Chester Blvd.
The new area will allow Reid Dermatology to have its own suite while also making room for new physicians coming to Reid ENT, Cook said.
"We are excited to be welcoming new ENT and Dermatology providers into our practices this summer," said Carmela Benge, Director of Surgical Specialties for Reid Health. "With the new construction, the Dermatology practice will move out of the current ENT space into their own wing on the south side of the building, providing room for the addition of new providers and staff.
"This expansion will allow us to continue to provide quality care to our patients and allow our patients to be seen in an appropriate timeframe."
That project should be wrapped up in July.