CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland Regional Medical Center plans to expand its operations to include a facility that will house state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment.
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The hospital received an approval for an area variance from the City of Cortland Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday. Pending approval from the New York State Department of Health, the facility will be ready by the end of May, a hospital official said.
Bob Seigart, a planner with the Syracuse-based architectural firm Schopfer Architects, told zoning board members Tuesday that a 48’ x 16’ modular building will be constructed off-site before being moved to a location on West Main Street.
“It’s just going to be a better experience for the patients,” Seigart said.
Currently, the hospital parks a mobile MRI unit once per week at the space where the building would be located.
Denise Wrinn, chief financial officer with CRMC, says the new facility will make for a more convenient experience for health care providers and patients.
“We spend time transporting [equipment] back and forth, and this way it will all be at the hospital,” Wrinn said.
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