Following several minor remodels, CKA developed a long-range Facility Development Plan in 2001. This plan prepares the hospital for continued growth in its service area. It focuses on creating a welcoming, hospitality oriented environment, with public circulation completely separated from stretcher circulation. Outpatient services are centralized and conveniently located. Inpatients are clustered for minimum patient movement and a healing, nature-oriented environment.
Most recently completed are two key elements of the plan: a new inpatient wing, and a 48,000 sq. ft. expansion that includes an Outpatient Surgery Center and Surgery Department (increasing total operating rooms to six and private patient bays to twenty five with three procedure rooms). The new public entrance has a reception/lobby with family waiting space for fifty and a fireplace. The project also includes a new Central Sterile department, and a Central Plant building with state-of-the-art electrical service and emergency generator system for the entire campus. This major expansion of surgery facilities places an emphasis on ambulatory patients and family experience.