The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) is dedicated providing an exceptional healthcare experience. Putting their patients first means delivering safe, high-quality care, in an environment of trust and satisfaction.
KHC’s commitment to better serving their patients began in the fall of 2014 with a $15 million investment to upgrade their Knoxville facility. As part of that initiative, the inpatient hospital rooms and Surgery and Emergency departments were enlarged and modernized. A new primary care clinic and physical therapy gym and treatment rooms were also constructed.
Renovating the Knoxville healthcare complex was only the first step; there is so much more that can be done to enhance services and the patient experience.
The Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Foundation is raising funds to support three major initiatives.
- Operating Room Expansion
- 3D Mammography
- Pleasantville Clinic: Renovation and Expansion
Operating Room Expansion
KHC has uniquely positioned itself as a regional destination for surgical care, offering access to highly skilled surgeons representing several specialties. A wide spectrum of surgeries are performed in Knoxville, from general surgeries, orthopaedic, foot and ankle, ENT, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, cataract, pain management, and others.
In December 2016, KHC introduced its NAVIO robotic-assisted surgical knee replacement system, a big advancement in precision knee surgery. KHC is the only medical facility in Iowa with surgeons, Dr. Todd Peterson and Dr. Mark Fish, certified to perform both partial and total knee replacements using this system. As such, there is peak demand for access to these skilled surgeons by persons suffering from knee pain.
The overall growing demand for surgical services has generated an urgent need for additional operating room space. The financial need for expanded operating room space, equipment, and associated air handling, and heating and cooling, is up to $5 million.
About 1 in 8 women (about 12%) in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Every year breast cancer that has spread from the breast to other parts of the body (“late stage” or “metastatic” breast cancer) kills about 40,000 women.
KHC’s vision is to provide digital breast tomosynthesis (tomo) services, also known as 3D mammography, for its patients.
3D mammography is a revolutionary screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool that improves the early detection of breast cancer. During the 3D part of the exam, an x-ray arm sweeps over the breast, taking multiple images in seconds. Images are displayed as a series of thin slices that can be viewed by radiologists as individual images or in a dynamic interactive animation.
Two of the top benefits of 3D mammography are improving the early detection of breast cancer and providing peace of mind due to greater clarity and accuracy. This increased accuracy reduces the number of call-backs (by as much as 30%), sparing women the anxiety, inconvenience and expense of coming back for further imaging.
The estimated cost to purchase this imaging system is $480,000.
In April of 2005, Knoxville Area Community Hospital & Clinic purchased the Pleasantville Clinic located in Pleasantville, Iowa. While the building has been functional, it lacks the features of a modern healthcare clinic, and has insufficient space to expand services or add healthcare providers. In addition, the facility is in dire need of aesthetic upgrades.
On March 2, 2017, the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics announced that Peoples Bank had generously agreed to donate their Pleasantville branch building at 102 N. Washington St. to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. The bank building is connected to and lies adjacent to the Pleasantville Clinic.
The former bank building has provided the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics with an opportunity to expand its Pleasantville Clinic and offer some of the acquired building space for lease. The expanded clinic site will accommodate increased patient volumes, expanded clinical services, and additional space to provide care for patients in a healing, comfortable, and more private environment.
KHC is seeking capital improvement funds to support this major investment in the Pleasantville community, which is aimed at enhancing and modernizing access to critical healthcare services for the area.
Watch for more information on this exciting project!
Make a donation
All donations, large and small are appreciated and can be designated to any of these initiatives. Make an online donation or call (641) 842-1418 to discuss how you or your business can help.